Renee Novak, RN

Gender: Female


Clinical Focus

Novak is a seasoned nurse with a wealth of experience in diverse patient care settings. Prior to joining the Aspire Orthopedic Institute’s team as program coordinator/nurse navigator, she served as the RN Case Manager for general post-surgical and orthopedic patients at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She has also worked in our Pharmacy Department as an RN consultant.

Education & Training

Novak received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) and RN from Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Nursing. She is a licensed RN in both Oregon and Washington, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.  She has also worked as a nurse and educator in Community Health/Home Health/School Nursing in California and North Dakota, and spent a year working in a bush hospital in Zambia, Africa.

Patient Care Philosophy

“I’m a friendly familiar face for our patients as they go on the exciting adventure to getting their mobility back through joint replacement here at Aspire. I am the patient advocate who is here for them to provide education, encouragement, and enthusiasm — a combination of mom, teacher, and boot camp sergeant!”