Dr. Novakovic Curriculum Vitae


Biographical Data

Date of Birth: June 25, 1981

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Serbia

Citizenship: US

Marital Status: Married

Current Employment

Sep 2022-Present

Miami VA Medical Center. Miami, FL
Full time Pulmonary and Critical Care
Chair, CPR Committee

Oct 2020 - Present

I.A. Feingold, M.D., Medical Legal Consultations, Inc.
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Consultant

Nov 2016 - Present

Baptist Health Electronic ICU. Miami, FL
Critical Care Consultant


Previous Employment

Jul 2014- Sep 2022
WPB VA Medical Center. Riviera Beach, FL Full time Pulmonary and Critical Care Chair, CPR Committee
Jul 2015- Nov 2016
Holy Cross Hospital. Fort Lauderdale, FL Critical Care Consultant


Medical Training

Jul 2011 - Jun 2014

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Jul 2008 - Jun 2011

Shands at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Internal Medicine Residency



Aug 2004 - May 2008           St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies (M.D.)

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003             Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (Dual B.S., Neuroscience & Psych.)

Licensure and Certification

Medical License State of Florida ME 117786
October 2021 Internal Medicine Recertified
October 2014 Critical Care Medicine Certified
October 2013 Pulmonary Medicine Certified


Clinical Experience

Sep 2022 - Present

Lung Cancer Screening
Supervisory role in Miami VA’s initiative to screen veterans for lung cancer using CT scans. The program is a grant recipient from the national VA Lung Precision Oncology Program (LPOP).

Feb 2020 - Present

Chair, CPR Committee.
Responsible for review, oversight and improvement of all active issues related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the Miami VA Medical Center (previously at the West Palm Beach VA until 09/2022) as well as mediating the monthly multidisciplinary meeting.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2022

Advanced Bronchoscopy
Proficient in basic and advanced flexible bronchoscopy including electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and radial probe ultrasound.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2022

ICU Lecture Series
Organized curriculum for presentation of major critical care topics for medical residents and students rotating through the unit.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Pulmonary Function Testing
Responsible for quality improvement of the PFTs at the West Palm Beach VA. Revised test report template, streamlined order menu and updated role of respiratory technicians.

Jul 2011 - July 2017

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Multiple rotations serving the program at the Miami VA Med. Center. Subsequently responsible for oversight, management & improvement of Pulmonary Rehab at the WPB VA.


Administrative Experience

Sep 2011 - May 2014

Chief Fellow
Sole supervisor during all three years of training for 18 fellows in Florida’s largest Pulmonary/ICU program at the time. Planned the academic curriculum and scheduled all rotations, outpatient clinics, journal clubs and grand rounds. Scheduled didactic lectures and organized board review. Member of Pulmonary Fellowship Selection Committee and Graduate Program Evaluation Committee.



Campos M, Novakovic S: Pulmonary Disease. Book chapter in Hooton T, Cardenas D: Medical Complications in Inpatient Rehabilitation . Published June 2014.

Novakovic S, Scialla T: Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating Dabigatran Toxicity. Abstract. Critical Care Medicine 2012; 40-12:328.

Gilbert L, Puri A, Novakovic S, Shuster J, Brantly M, Berry R, McCrae C, Schreck P, Chang R. Evaluation Of Sleep Disorders In Patients With Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. LABORATORY AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR SLEEP DISORDERS 2011 May (pp. A2233-A2233). American Thoracic Society.

Kulkarni V, Novakovic S, Fernandez-Bussy S, Jantz M: Tracheal Stenosis Management Using CRE Balloon Catheter Dilation via Flexible Bronchoscopy. Poster. Chest 2009; 136-4:795.



Teaching Experience

Sep 2022 - Present

Miami VA Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency Program. Responsible for providing didactics in the pulmonary clinic and intensive care unit for medical residents and PCCM fellows.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2022

WPB VA Internal Medicine Residency Program. Responsible for providing didactics in the intensive care unit for housestaff. Over 20 lectures given on topics including acid/base status, shock, sepsis, asthma, COPD, pulmonary HTN, ABG interpretation, ventilator management and respiratory failure.

Jul 2015 - Nov 2016

Holy Cross Internal Medicine Residency Program. Responsible for providing didactics in the intensive care unit for housestaff.


International Experience

Dec 2013

Port Au Prince, Haiti. Worked for a week as the most senior pulmonologist and intensivist at the most acute critical care and trauma hospital in Haiti. Assisted with procedures in the ER and with anesthesia in the OR.

Mar 2012 - Jun 2014

Little Havana, Miami. Assistant instructor at a Spanish-speaking boxing gym in Miami. On-site medic for international martial arts tournaments.

Apr 2011

Vera Cruz, Mexico. Rotated for two weeks in inpatient and outpatient pulmonary and the ICU in three major hospitals in Vera Cruz. Provided daily care in a county tuberculosis clinic. Participated in surgical procedures.

Sep 2004 - Dec 2005

Grenada, West Indies. Organized numerous health fairs providing free adult and pediatric services. Operated a hydraulic truck and constructed temporary shelters in a humanitarian effort following Hurricane Ivan.



English, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin - Fluent
Spanish - Professional working proficiency


Contact Information

Email: stashan@feingoldmedical.com