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Richard S. Novitch, M.D.

Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Blood Gas Laboratory
Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Richard Novitch, M.D. oversees Burke’s renowned Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, leading a team of clinicians who assist him in managing a patient’s plan of recovery. He treats a range of breathing ailments—from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to pulmonary tract deficiencies and mild to severe respiratory failure.

Dr. Novitch also treats patients with cardiac impairments, complications and post-cardiac surgery recovery. Along with leading the inpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, Dr. Novitch  heads Burke’s Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and the Outpatient Cardiac Rehab Program.


  • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1979
  • M.D., Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico 1983
  • Fifth Pathway, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 1984

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 1985
  • Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 1987
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 1987-1989
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Thank you to everyone for making the Burke Award special!

The celebration of the 25th Burke Award Dinner was held on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

This year’s event was extra special as we saluted and honored our Burke Healthcare Heroes who have worked tirelessly treating survivors of COVID-19, as well as traditional rehabilitation patients.

Our staff are truly heroes for the passion, dedication and professionalism they demonstrate every day, especially in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Their efforts have never wavered, and they should be recognized and applauded.

There’s still time to make a donation in support of our Healthcare Heroes.

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