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Meet William Novick, the Doctor Fixing Iraq’s Bleeding Heart

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Jordan Campbell

In this Men's Journal feature, Dr. William Novick describes his beginnings in international congenital heart surgery and how the personal credo: "Screw politics, screw religion; I'm here to help" has landed him inside the operating rooms of some of the world's most hostile regions.  His experiences in Iraq are guaranteed to make everyday stressors of surgery amidst suboptimal turnover time or administrative oversight seem trivial in comparison to surgery amidst mounting insurgency or ISIS.

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