Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Mila Kolar

Dr Mila Kolar Pediatric General SurgeonUniversity Position:
Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education

Current Appointment:
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Cross-Appointment with Department of Pediatrics

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Pediatric General Surgery

Areas of Research Interest: Congenital gastrointestinal anomalies, Medical Education


Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Burr 2 Rm 050
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON    K7L 2V7
Tel. (613) 549-6666 ext 2128
Fax. (613) 548-2500

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Residency:
• 1996-2001 General Surgery/Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

Medical School Graduation:
• 1992 MD, School of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Master's Study:
• 1996 MSc in Clinical Physiology, University of Novi Sad

PhD:
• 2004 PhD in Surgery, Doctoral Thesis: "Etiology, classification and management of chordee with hypospadias", School of Medicine, University of Belgrade


Professional Memberships:

• 2015 - Present Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
• 2015 - Present Canadian Association of Undergraduate Surgical Education
• 2014 - Present College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
• 2014 - Present Ontario Medical Association
• 2014 - Present Canadian Medical Association
• 2014 - Present Canadian Medical Protective Association











Committees:

School of Medicine, Queen's University
2014 - Present  Clerkship Committee, Member
• 2014 - Present  Clerkship Examiners Group, Member

Departmental
• 2014 - Present  Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee, Chair
• 2014 - Present  Department of Surgery Education Committee, Member


Other Academic Activities:

• 2014 - Present Surgery Clerkship Course Director
• 2015 - Present Gastrointestinal/Surgery Course Director
• 2014 - Present Co-Director of Perioperative/Acute Care/Surgery Subspecialty Course
• 2014 - Present Coordinator of Expanded Clinical Skills - GI/Surgery Course
• 2014 - Present Preceptor/Examiner for Clinical Skills
• 2011 - 2014 Surgery Clerkship Co-Director, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia











Training Courses:

January 2013  Harvard Macy Institute Faculty Development Program for Educators in Health Professions. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

May 2013 Harvard Macy Institute Faculty Development Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2009  Vascular Access in Dialysis Patients Course, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom Saudi Arabia

November 2009 Anorectal Malformations with Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, Riyadh Military Hospital, Kingdom Saudi Arabia

2007 Site Training in Robotic Surgery as a Console Surgeon, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom Saudi Arabia

2006 Training in Laparascopic Surgery (PESW), Leeds Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

2003 Gaslini International Training Course in Pediatric Surgery on Hirschsprung's Disease. Giannina Gaslini Children Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy


Awards and Distinctions:

Excellence in Clinical Teaching - The Best Teacher Award 2013, Nominated by Medical Students, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom Saudi Arabia


Professional Services:

Peer Reviewer for:
• European Surgical Research
• Medical Science Monitor
• Asian Journal of Surgery


Research Projects:

Ongoing Research Project:
August 2015  Submitted proposal for the research project entitled "Development and validity of an assessment system for surgery clerkship". Mila Kolar, Eleni Katsoulas, Ayca Toprak


Publications - Book Chapters:

Kolar D, Kolar M. Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry in Pediatric Surgery. In Bojanin S, Popovic S (Eds.): Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, 2012; 462-471


Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

Habib Z, Kolar M.  Duodenotubular flap - New biliary reconstructive procedure. Journal of Laparoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 2015; 25(7):608-611

Habib Z, Kolar M. How to achieve a timely evaluation of medical students and to improve the quality of evaluation. Harvard Macy Institute Newsletter, May/June 2015

Habib Z, Awan M, Kolar M. Laparoscopic duodenoduodenostomy in a newborn with situs inversus totalis. Journal of Laparoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 2008; 18(4): 654-656

Chowdhary SK, Kolar M, Yeung CK. Urinary tract infection: The urological perspective. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2004; 71(12):1117-1120

Kolar M, Krstic Z, Lukac M. Percutaneous gastrostomy as an urgent method in the management of critically ill neonate with esophageal and duodenal atresia. Ser Arch of Med 2004; 132(1):115-118

Kolar M, Kolar D.  Psychological aspects of genital surgery.  Ser Archives of Medicine 2003; 13 (3-4):176-82


Presentations and Abstracts:

Habib Z, Kolar M. Pancreatic neoplasia in children. 2nd International King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital Pediatric Surgery Conference, Jeddah, April 14th, 2011

Kolar M, Habib Z. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision with hepaticoenterostomy. Second International King Fahad Forces Hospital Pediatric Surgery Conference. Jeddah, April 14th, 2011

M. Kolar, Habib Z. Minimally Invasive Cholecystostomy - A Novel Surgical Technique for Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC). 38th International Symposium of Pediatric Surgery, Obergugl, Austria, 2009

Kolar M, Habib Z. Minimal invasive surgery for pancreatic pathology. 42nd Annual Meeting of Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Hong Kong, 2009

AlMoosa N,
Kolar M, Habib Z. Thoracoscopy for metastatic lung lesions. 2nd International Minimally Invasive & Laparoscopic Surgery Symposium, AlBukhayriah – AlQassim, March 23-25, 2009

Kolar M
. Habib Z. Minimal invasive surgery for pancreatic pathology. 1st UAE International Pediatric Surgery Congress of the EMA Pediatric Surgery Society & 10th Arab Association of Pediatric Surgeons Congress, Abu Dhabi, 2008  

Kolar M
, Habib Z, Al Nassar S. Minimal invasive surgery for lower esophageal pathology, congenital and iatrogenic. 17th Annual Congress of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Cannes, 2008

Kolar M
, Habib Z. Laparoscopic management of large umbilical defect using mesh. 17th Annual Congress of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Cannes, 2008

Kolar M, Habib Z. Minimal invasive surgery for patients with situs inversus. 17th Annual Congress of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Cannes, 2008

Kolar M, Habib Z. Minimal invasive surgery for patients with situs inversus. 7th Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Congress Endoscopic Surgery Congress, El Gouna - Hurghada, Egypt, 2007

Kolar M,
Habib Z.  Minimal invasive surgery for benign and malignant pancreatic lesions – case series. 7th Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Congress Endoscopic Surgery Congress, El Gouna - Hurghada,  Egypt, 2007

Kolar M
, Habib Z. Minimal invasive surgery for esophageal pathology, congenital, and iatrogenic. 7th Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Congress Endoscopic Surgery Congress, El Gouna - Hurghada, Egypt, 2007

Kolar M, Habib Z. Laparoscopic management of large umbilical defect using mesh. 7th Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Congress Endoscopic Surgery Congress, El Gouna - Hurghada, Egypt, 2007

Habib Z, Kolar M. Reoperation of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (Case Report). 33
rd International Symposium of Pediatric Surgery, Obergugl,  Austria, 2004


Updated Oct 2, 2015