Dr Novikova is passionate about provision of high-level evidence-based care to women with gynaecological problems.
She is a highly skilled gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon who has a special interest in urogynaecology. She has recently joined a private practice in Cape Town after working as the head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in East London for four years.
Dr Novikova became a doctor in 1998 graduating from the National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine where she grew up. She completed PhD on Infection and Preterm Birth through Lund University in Sweden and the Ukraine.
Dr Novikova undertook her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Centre of Excellence in Australia, e.g. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She also obtained Masters Degree in Medicine from the University of Sydney for her research on the mechanism of action of the morning-after-pill. She developed an interest in minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology during her training and advanced her skills by working in close collaboration with other specialist surgeons.