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About Frieda Hulka, MD, FACS

Dr. Hulka joined Western Surgical Group in 1999, after completing her General Surgical residency and Trauma and Critical Care fellowship, becoming the first woman surgeon in the group as well as the first woman trauma surgeon in Northern Nevada. In the first few years of practice, she focused on caring for general, breast and trauma patients. After three years of practice, she became the first Pediatric Surgical fellow at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She returned to resume her general practice but focuses on caring for the most vulnerable of our community- our children.

  • Fellowship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Pediatric Surgery, 2002-2003
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences University, Trauma/Critical Care, Portland OR, 1998-1999
  • Residency, General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1992-1998
  • University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, Doctor of Medicine, 1988-1992
  • University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, Bachelor of Science, 1982-1987
  • Certified American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Associate Professor, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services and Laboratory Medicine, Renown Children’s Hospital
  • Award University of Nevada School of Medicine Outstanding Clinical Community Faculty 2018
  • Award Nevada Association of Family Physicians, Consultant of the Year, 2002
  • Award University of Nevada School of Medicine, Clinical Teaching Award, 2001
  • Award OHSU Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, 1997
  • Award OHSU Department of Surgery Most Congenial Resident, 1996
  • Member Medical Director, Safe Kids
  • Member Nevada Medical Association
  • Member American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Member Washoe County Medical Association
  • Member Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Member Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Member Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Canal
  • Former Board Member, Nevada Women’s Fund
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