He has authored multiple papers on congenital heart disease, contributed to several books on pediatric heart disease, intensive care and thoracic trauma, as well as co-authored the book Healing the Heart of Croatia.
Dr. Novick lives in Memphis with his wife Elizabeth and two sons, Nicholas and Jackson. His older children are enrolled in the University of Alabama (Celena), the University of Alabama-Birmingham (Bryant) and his oldest child is an artist living in Birmingham (Alessandra).
In 1993, he created a foundation to care for children in the developing world. He had seen the disparities in healthcare between children in the developed and developing world and had a vision that every child born with heart disease should have access to the care they need to live a long and healthy life.
Dr. Novick believes that teaching and organizing local healthcare teams to perform surgery and care for children with complex heart defects is just as important as performing lifesaving heart surgery himself. As a pioneer in this field, he realized early on that helping local teams build and sustain a pediatric heart surgery service would be the only way to provide real hope to children suffering from treatable heart defects. Most countries Dr. Novick visits receive a sustained repeated pattern of assistance including two to four visits per year for at least three years, with 90% of such programs now performing independent pediatric cardiac surgery.
Over the years, Dr. Novick recruited a group of clinical experts in the field of pediatric cardiac care who shared his passion and vision to help eradicate the suffering caused by congenital heart disease in the developing world. In October 2014, this group of dedicated professionals came together in support of their natural leader and formed the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance. Together Dr. Novick and his global charity continue to work in any corner of the world where their services are needed, bringing real hope and healing to so many children and families.