Office: SHSB 320D
George Novan, M.D.
WWAMI Spokane Associate Director
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine
George Novan, M.D. is an alumnus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned B.A. and M.D. degrees. He did his internal medicine residency, chief residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He remained a clinical faculty member, later directing that university’s internal medicine residency training component at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. From 1990-2001, Dr. Novan was the residency program director for Internal Medicine Residency Spokane, the University of Washington affiliated residency program, with services at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Deaconess Medical Center. He remains a faculty member in the residency program. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious disease and is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Since 1991, Dr. Novan has been the clerkship coordinator for the University of Washington third-year medical students doing their internal medicine training in Spokane. He is the course chair for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course for the WSU Spokane first-year WWAMI medical students and EWU RIDE dental students. Along with other clinical faculty based on campus, he has helped develop monthly clinical correlation conferences for the first year students to tie basic science principles to clinical approaches.
Dr. Novan has garnered numerous awards. The most recent came from the Spokane County Medical Society, which named Dr. Novan its Spokane Physician/Citizen of the Year for 2010. He has also received the UW Department of Medicine WWAMI Excellence in Teaching awards three times -- in 1998, 2002, and 2009. He has received the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI Distinguished Teacher Award twice -- in 2002 and 2009. In 2009, he received the WSU Spokane WWAMI Teacher of the Year award. In 2008, the Washington Chapter of the American College of Physicians awarded him their Laureate Award for commitment to excellence in medical care, education and service to the community.