Erik J. Novak, MD, PhD


  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available
  • Available within 1-3 Days


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.


Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of California San Francisco School of Med.

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Washington Harborview Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Volunteer for Orthopaedics Overseas in Mthatha-South Africa

Team physician for Seattle Thunderbirds (major junior ice hockey team)

Washington State Medical Association

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Your First Appointment

To ensure that your first appointment runs smoothly here are a few things you can do:

  • Bring insurance card and photo ID
  • Arrive 15 minutes early so that you can fill out any paper work that you were unable to download from the website.
  • Bring all medical records, such as MRIs, x-rays or any information that are important to your injury or condition.