Peter Novak, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has more than 23 years of experience caring for patients in Utah. Dr. Novak earned his medical degree from the University of Utah. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Hospital in Chicago, and underwent additional training with a subspecialty fellowship in sports medicine.

Dr. Novak continues to remain current in the newest research and practices the latest proven surgical techniques in his field. His areas of expertise include hip and knee replacement, fracture care, arthritis treatment and sports medicine. Dr. Novak is also an expert in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, using minimally invasive surgery to treat ligament tears, meniscal injuries, rotator cuff conditions and shoulder instability. He takes great satisfaction in seeing the significant improvement in quality of life that can result from orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Novak enjoys connecting with each patient on a personal level and is committed to providing the highest level of individual care whether or not they need surgery. He recognizes that each patient is different and has individual needs, goals and expectations. Dr. Novak educates each patient on their orthopedic condition before he and the patient mutually decide on a treatment plan based on the patient's desires. Dr. Novak understands the trust that patients place in their doctor, and he takes this trust very seriously.

Dr. Novak loves the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, biking, downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, canyoneering and windsurfing. He is married and has two adult children.


Medical School
University of Utah School of Medicine

Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center


St. Mark's Hospital



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Arthritis Care
  • Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL and Meniscus Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Locations

Salt Lake Orthopaedics Clinic
1200 East 3900 South
Suite 5000
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (801) 261-7479
Fax: (801) 261-7429

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Accepted Insurance

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