Dr. Michael Giovan grew up listening to his father, an orthopedic physician of 30 years, talk about interesting and challenging cases. Observing firsthand how much his own father enjoyed his work prepared Dr. Giovan to pursue a path in orthopedics and recently join Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery – Ada.
“Orthopedics is a great field because we generally work with conditions or injuries that are treatable,” said Dr. Giovan. “I’m passionate about living an active lifestyle, and it’s very rewarding to hear a patient’s story and then help them get back to what they love after an injury.”
Dr. Giovan brings more than 16 years of experience in orthopedic and sports medicine with a focus in shoulder injuries. He spent an extra year of fellowship training to learn more about advanced shoulder surgical procedures, allowing him to expand his expertise in total shoulder and reverse total shoulder reconstruction and replacement.
“As a child, I was always working with my hands, either assembling models or tinkering with remote cars,” said Dr. Giovan. “This career gives me the chance to apply what I love and make a real impact.”
Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Dr. Giovan felt drawn to practice in a rural community like Ada where he could develop closer relationships with patients and the community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and hiking. Growing up in California’s wine country also fostered his love for collecting wine.
Dr. Giovan said, “We want patients to know that they don’t have to travel out of town to find high-quality expertise and fellowship-level care. We can provide it close to home.”
Dr. Giovan earned a bachelor’s in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkley, and a medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington D.C.
He later completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona and a fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at The CORE Institute in Sun City West, Arizona.