Dr. Nowak serves as the director of
the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at NorthShore University
where he received his BS in Chemistry before earning his PhD in
Biophysics from the
Following a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the
he returned to the University of Rochester School of Medicine to
study medicine and received his MD degree in 1982.
He completed his residency
of the University of Rochester Medical Center and is board
certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as in
Molecular Genetic Pathology.
Dr. Nowak has practiced surgical
pathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology, initially at
the Dallas VA Medical Center in Texas,
and later at the
where he established one of the first labs in the country to
offer HIV viral load testing.
With affiliation with Advocate
HealthCare, he moved his practice to
and his lab was incorporated into ACL Laboratories.
From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Nowak
served as Medical Director of the ACL core laboratory in
In 2008 he joined NorthShore
as Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory where he
focuses on solid tumor applications of molecular diagnostics.
Nowak has held academic appointments at the UT Southwestern
Medical Center, the
and most recently at the
He is an active member of
multiple pathology professional organizations and has served as
President for the Association for Molecular Pathology (2009).
He sits on numerous committees
including the College of American Pathologists Public Health
Policy Committee, and CAPs Transformation Office Center for