Dr. Mila Kolar is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Queen’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Kolar obtained MD degree from the University of Novi Sad. She received Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology in 1998 and PhD in 2004. After completing a residency training and obtaining specialty in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Belgrade in 2001, Dr. Kolar worked internationally (Hong Kong, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) until joining Queen’s University in 2014.
She has a broad clinical experience in pediatric surgery with particular interest in congenital gastrointestinal anomalies. She is actively involved in research in the area of pediatric surgery and medical education.
Her research focus in medical education has been primarily undergraduate medical education, with a specific interest to the innovative methods of assessment of student clinical competencies and quality of formative feedback.
Dr. Kolar’s educational leadership positions at Queen’s University include Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Department of Surgery, Surgery Clerkship Course director, Director of Clinical Foundations Gastroenterology and Surgery course, Coordinator of Expanded Clinical Skills and Anatomy Laboratory for GI/Surgery course and Chair of Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (USEC).
Dr. Kolar is actively involved in the national clinical and educational organizations, including the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (CUSEC) and Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Education Committee.
In her clinical role of pediatric surgeon, Dr. Kolar participates in clinical teaching and supervision of surgical residents and medical students. She is also working with surgical residents and students on multiple research projects and has a number of publications in the area of pediatric surgery and medical education.