Richard J. Novak MD is an Adjunct Clinical Professor on the Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Dr. Novak is Stanford-trained and double-boarded in anesthesiology and internal medicine. He was the Deputy Chief of Anesthesia at Stanford University Hospital for 15 years. He is the founder and editor of TheAnesthesiaConsultant.com, one the world’s top anesthesia websites. He was the Medical Director at Waverley Surgery Center in Palo Alto, California for 16 years. He is the author of peer-reviewed textbook chapters, including a chapter in Complications in Anesthesia, 3rd Edition, 2017, edited by Lee Fleisher and Stanley Rosenbaum. He is an active medical malpractice expert, and has consulted on cases in 25 of the 50 states in America.
Ambulatory anesthesia, pediatric ambulatory anesthesia, the preoperative evaluation of complex surgical patients, malpractice closed cases in anesthesia.