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Creighton Medical School Selects Mary K. Kratoska for Alumni Award

Creighton Medical School Selects Mary K. Kratoska for Alumni Award

Mary K. Kratoska, M.D., the first female physician to open a private obstetrics/gynecology practice in Omaha, will receive Creighton University School of Medicine’s 2007 Alumni Merit Award.

The award will be presented to Kratoska at the School of Medicine’s Annual Alumni Reception and Dinner on Friday, Sept. 14.

Kratoska competed a bachelor of arts degree in zoology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1973. She earned her medical degree from Creighton in 1977.

In addition to her private practice, the Omaha resident has served as an assistant clinical instructor at Creighton’s School of Medicine, receiving the school’s 25-Year Faculty Service Award in 2006. She is a past president of Creighton’s Medical Alumni Advisory Board and a former member of the School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee.

Kratoska serves on the Nebraska Women’s Health Advisory Council for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Medical Association, Nebraska State Medical Association, Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society, and the Omaha Ob-Gyn Society.