Dr. Friednash has been practicing dermatology for over 20 years. She finished first in her class at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, graduating with Medical degree with Honors. She also has her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Lorretto Heights College. She practiced as an RN at Children’s Hospital of Denver.
She has practiced at Sorkin Dermatology (Colorado Dermatology Specialists) and Apex Dermatology in the Denver Metro Area. She was Assistant Professor of Dermatology at University Hospital and stayed on as part time faculty for a total of 13 years.
Degrees & Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors (Summa Cum Laude) Lorretto Heights College, Denver, CO
Medical Degree with Honors from University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Residency at University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, Denver, CO
Dermatopathology Fellowship at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
Board Certifications / Professional Associations
Boarded in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
American Academy of Dermatology
Colorado Dermatologic Society
American Society of Dermatopathology
Alpha Omega Alpha
Awards / Presentations / Publications
Upjohn Achievement Award of Outstanding Academic Attainment
Robert W. Goltz Award, Excellence in Dermatology
Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior year)
Mulligan-Elliott- Mugrage Award, Excellence in Physiology
Robert H. Felix Award, Excellence in Psychiatry
James J. Waring Award of Nu Sigma Nu, Excellence in Internal Medicine (set a record for the school)
Edward G. Stoiber Award, Excellence in Pathology
In addition to giving talks locally, Dr. Friednash has presented nationally at the American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Investigative Dermatology, and Combined Skin Pathology course. Has published in Archives of Dermatology, Journal of American Acedemy of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Cutaneous Pathology and Archives of Family Practice.
Patient Care Philosophy
I want to provide the highest quality of care possible customized to each patient and offer them compassionate and comprehensive treatment options.
Dr. Friednash enjoys her two daughters; Lauren and Annaleisa. Her other interests include reading, yoga, travel, guitar, theater and singing. She performs at Swallow Hill.