CBS-4's Dr. Dave Hnida to offer Nov. 17 keynote at Global Citizens Student Conference

Dr. Dave Hnida, practicing physician and broadcast journalist for Denver's CBS-4, will speak at the Community College of Aurora at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. His presentation will be delivered during the college’s annual Global Citizens Student Conference and will be held in the Student Centre Rotunda on the CentreTech Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

As CBS-4’s medical editor, Dr. Dave answers viewer questions and puts medical headlines and complicated issues into easy-to-understand, usable information, according to his biography.

A Colorado resident, Hnida is a combat-decorated Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He has served two tours of duty in Iraq since the war began in 2003. During his first tour, he served as a combat surgeon with the 160th Airborne MP Battalion. During his second tour, he worked in a Combat Support Hospital as a trauma surgeon.

Hnida also is a medical officer with the National Medical Response Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction, a counter-terrorism medical group. His book “Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq,” a story of war and personal change, hit the shelves in April. For more information, visit

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