Erik J. Novak, MD

Specialty:

  • Orthopedic

Subspecialties:

  • Foot & Ankle
Biography

Erik Novak, MD, is board certified and a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon providing surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions. He also specializes in general orthopedics and the treatment of fractures. He believes that taking the time to explain to patients their musculoskeletal conditions and treatment choices allows for a faster recovery and return to the activities and sports they enjoy.

He serves as the team physician for the Thunderbirds hockey team and has international experience as a volunteer with Orthopaedics Overseas in Mthatha, South Africa. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also takes part in outdoor recreational activities and traveling.

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Education & Fellowship

Education
BA and BS, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, summa cum laude, with College Honors, President’s Medalist, Dean’s Medal in the Sciences
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Immunology), University of Washington School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, with High Honors

Residency
Orthopedic surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship
Advanced clinical experience in foot and ankle surgery, University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Volunteer, Orthopaedics Overseas, Mthatha, South Africa
Team physician, Thunderbirds hockey team
Washington State Medical Association


Awards

Award for best clinical abstract, 51st Annual LeRoy C. Abbott Scientific Program and Verne T. Inman Lectureship, San Francisco, CA
James W. Haviland Award, presented to the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding clinical competence and who holds unusual promise as a leader of Medicine in the future
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Scholar for presentation of best abstract
Poncin Predoctoral Fellowship
ARCS Predoctoral Fellowship
President's Medalist, top student among all graduating seniors, University of Washington
Dean's Medal in the Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington
Phi Beta Kappa
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in the natural sciences
Swedish Cultural Society of Seattle Scholarship
Scandinavian Department Peterson Family Scholarship
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship in biological sciences
Golden Key National Honor Society Scholarship
University of Washington Honors Program Scholarship

Surgical Facilities

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Ambulatory Surgery Center
Valley Medical Center – UW Medicine