Glickman chair Dr. Andrew Novick mourned

October 23, 2008

Urologist Andrew C. Novick, MD, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, died Oct. 18 from complications of lymphoma. He was 60.

Urologist Andrew C. Novick, MD, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, died Oct. 18 from complications of lymphoma. He was 60.

“He will be forever remembered as an outstanding physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence for his patients,” said Toby Cosgrove, MD, Cleveland Clinic CEO and president. “He was a dedicated friend, mentor, and advisor to us all.”

Dr. Novick joined the Clinic in 1977, and was appointed chair of urology in 1985. He was instrumental in designing the $128 million Glickman building, which is scheduled to open Nov. 3. Under his tenure, Glickman became the largest, most specialized urology program in the world, with 40 residents, 74 faculty members, and eight research labs.

He was known internationally for his contributions to kidney research and renal reconstructive surgery, including development of nephron-sparing surgical technique and extracorporeal kidney surgery and the use of ice baths to spare kidney function. Dr. Novick served as an editorial consultant to Urology Times from 1999 to 2002, andedited or co-wrote 14 textbooks on urology, including Campbell-Walsh Urology, and 591 original scientific articles.

In May, Dr. Novick received the Raymond Guiteras Award, AUA’s highest honor.

He is survived by his wife, Besma, children Lorne, Rachel, and Eric, a stepson, Nathan, his mother, Rose, and a granddaughter.