ABOUT DR. NOVAK Finding great satisfaction in watching someone recover from an injury and return to living, Dr. David Novak chose the field of orthopaedic surgery because he wanted to have a direct impact on the quality of life of his patients...

Finding great satisfaction in watching someone recover from an injury and return to living, Dr. David Novak chose the field of orthopaedic surgery because he wanted to have a direct impact on the quality of life of his patients. After earning a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Novak received his medical degree from Georgetown University where he was named a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He remained in Washington, DC, at Georgetown University Medical Center to complete a residency in orthopaedic surgery. He then completed advanced fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California.

Dr. Novak worked intensively with some of the best sports and arthroscopic surgeons in the country during his fellowship training and today is able to perform advanced arthroscopic techniques for a number of orthopaedic problems. His special interests include sports medicine and sports injuries, complex problems of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization for loose or dislocating shoulder, ACL and ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, and cartilage restoration of the knee, and adult joint reconstruction.

Active in academia, Dr. Novak participates in clinical research and trains other orthopaedic surgeons in advanced shoulder arthroscopy at national meetings. He serves as a team physician for Chantilly High School and Flint Hill School and previously served as the Washington Redskins team physician for three seasons.

In his spare time, Dr. Novak enjoys spending time with his two children, Alexis and Connor.

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship & Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Board Certified

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, NFL Team Physicians Society
  • Orthopedic Faculty, VCU-Fairfax Family Practice Sports Medicine Fellowship

Areas of Specialization

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Children and Adolescents

Special Procedures/Techniques

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (shoulder)
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and labral repair
  • ACL reconstruction/cartilage repair (knee)
  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Total and partial shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Cartilage restoration surgery

Team Physician for the following sports team(s):

  • Chantilly High School
  • Flint Hill School
  • Washington Redskins

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