Kathryn Froiland

Kathryn G. Froiland-Deck

Oncology Nurse Educator

Ms. Froiland-Deck is a retired oncology nurse educator who dedicated 40 years of her career to teaching and clinical education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Olaf College and began her career as a staff nurse at the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic Foundation, and other Minneapolis-area clinics. In 1991 she relocated to Texas and joined the staff at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she would spend the next decade as a senior nursing instructor and wound ostomy continence nurse before becoming the director of the hospital’s wound ostomy continence nurse education program. Ms. Froiland-Deck earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas in 1994. She became an oncology clinical nurse educator for GSK Oncology in 2003, and remained with the company until her retirement in 2020. In recognition of her compassion, community-building skills, and professional excellence, Ms. Froiland-Deck was named 2001 WOCN of the Year and presented a Class of 2000 gynecologic oncology fellows award from MD Anderson, among other honors. She is a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society in Texas.

Star Treatment

Ms. Froiland-Deck sat down with Star Jones to discuss her work and inspiration.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Ms. Froiland-Deck’s dedication to her career was recognized with the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Ms. Froiland-Deck offers her perspective on her industry and goals in the fourth edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

Professional Women

Ms. Froiland-Deck was profiled in Who’s Who of Professional Women as a high-achieving female healthcare industry professional.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mss. Froiland-Deck was interviewed about her career journey and next steps for the fifth edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Froiland-Deck was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her long-term success in her field.

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Froiland-Deck was featured among an exclusive group of Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal. 

Kathryn Froiland


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