Finding great satisfaction in watching someone recover from an injury and return to living, Dr. David Novak chose the field of orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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.