Clifford Novak, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedics & Podiatry

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Special Interests

  • Hand Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel & Nerve Surgery
  • Fracture Repair
  • Tendon Repair & Graft Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Joint Replacement


BS: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Adult Reconstruction, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Rutgers University Medical Center, Newark, NJ


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Privilege

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
  • UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Patient/Provider Philosophy

My goal is to deliver timely, high quality and comprehensive care for patients with hand and upper extremity conditions. I value integrity, honesty, personal excellence, efficiency and respect, and incorporate each into my approach to patients.

Year Joined PCI

August 2016

Why Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa?

I am thrilled with the opportunity to return to my hometown of Cedar Rapids and work with a healthcare team which provides timely, quality care to the people of eastern Iowa.

Personal Interests

Cooking, gardening, fishing and spending time with family.

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