- MD, WVU School of Medicine
1. Fontana J, Munoz M, Durham J. Potentiation Between Intracellular Cyclic AMP-elevatingAgents and Inducers of Leukemic Cell Differentiation. Leukemia Research. 9(9):1985;1127-1132.
2. Bryner R, Ullrich I, Sauers J, Donley D, Hornsby G, Kolar M, Yeater R. Effects of Resistance vs. Aerobic Training Combined with an 800 Calorie Liquid Diet on Lean Body Mass and Resting Metabolic Rate. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 18(1): 1999;115-121.
3. Halperin A, Elnicki D, Palmer C, See C, Nuss S, Kolar M, Bell D. Appalachian Perspective on Modifiable Risk Factors in Coronary Artery Disease: How well are we doing? Southern Medical Journal, 92(2): 1999;174-189.
4. Perna F, Bryner R, Donley D, Kolar M, Hornsby G, Sauers J, Ullrich I, Yeater R. Effect of Diet and Exercise on Quality of Life and Fitness Parameters Among Obese Individuals. Journal of Exercise Physiology online, 2(2): Apr 1999.
5. Moherman L, Kolar M. Complication Rates for a Telephone-Based Anticoagulation Service. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists, 56: Aug 1, 1999; 1540-1542.
6. Lewis C, Wickstrom G, Kolar M, Keyserling T, Bognar B, DuPre C, Hayden J. Patient Preferences for Care by General Internists and Subspecialists in the Ambulatory Setting. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15(2): Feb 2000; 75-83.
7. Wickstrom G, Kolar M, Keyserling T, Kolar M, Dixon J, Xie S, Lewis C, Bognar B, DuPre C, Coxe D, Hayden J, Williams M. Confidence of Graduating Internal Medicine Residents to Perform Ambulatory Procedures. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15(6): Jun 2000; 361-365.
8. Wickstrom G, Kelley A, Keyserling T, Kolar M, Dixon J, Xie S, Lewis C, Bognar B, DuPre C, Coxe D, Hayden J, Williams M. Confidence of Academic General Internists and Family Physicians to Perform and Teach Ambulatory Procedures. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15(6): Jun 2000; 353-360.
9. Williams K, Kolar M, Reger B, Pearson R. Evaluation of a Wellness-based Mindfulness Stress Reduction Intervention: A Controlled Trial. American Journal of Health Promotion, 15(6): Jul/Aug 2001; 422-432.
10. Reger B, Williams K, Kolar M, Smith H, Douglas J. Implementing University-Based Wellness: A Participatory Planning Approach. Health Promotion Practice, 3(4): Oct 2002;507-514.
11. Palmer H, Halperin A, Elnicki D, Powers R, Kolar M, Evans K, Anderson K. Effect of a Patient Care Partnership Project on Cost and Quality of Care at an Academic Teaching Hospital. Southern Medical Journal, 95(11): Nov 2002; 1318-1325.
12. Dixon J, Bognar B, Keyserling T, DuPre C, Xie S, Wickstrom G, Kolar M. Teaching Women’s Health Skills: Confidence, Attitudes, Practice Patterns of Academic Generalist Physicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18 (6): Jun 2003; 411-418.
13. Williams K, Petronis J, Smith D, Goodrich D, Wu J, Ravi N, Doyle E, Juckett G, Kolar M, Gross R, Steinberg L. Effect of Iyengar Yoga Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain. PAIN, 115 (2005); 107-117.
14. Davisson L, Warden M, Manivannan S, Kolar MM, Kincaid C, Bashir S, Layne R. Osteoporosis Screening: Factors Associated with Bone Mineral Density Testing of Older Women. Journal of Women’s Health, 18(7): July 2009; 989-994.
Department of Medicine - Community Service Award
Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
WVU Medicine Press Ganey Top Provider for Medical Practice - 2016
WVU Medicine CG-CAHPS Highest Performing for Exemplary Outcomes - 2016
WVU Medicine Press Ganey Top Provider for Medical Practice - 2017
WVU Medicine CG-CAHPS Highest Performing for Exemplary Outcomes - 2017
Internship/Residency: WVU Hospitals
Faculty Development Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine: UNC Chapel Hill
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM): Drexel University
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Medical Director, Transition of Care Clinic
Medical Director, Wellness Program
WVU Faculty Athletics Representative, Big 12 Conference
Professional Interests: Residency Education, Global Health, Transitional Care Medicine
About Maria Kolar
Maria M. Kolar, MD, FACP is a Professor and member of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from West Virginia University. Subsequently, she completed residency training and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at WVU. She received additional training from UNC, Chapel Hill, completing a Faculty Development Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine and also from Drexel University completing the Executive Academic Leadership Program. Throughout her career, she has served in many administrative and educational positions to include Internal Medicine Residency Program Director; Associate Chief of Staff, Education and Research (Clarksburg VAMC); Associate Dean, Veterans Affairs; Medical Director HMR Weight Loss Program; Medical Director, Wellness Program; Medical Director, Transition of Care; and WVU Big 12 Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Kolar is active in resident and medical student education. She teaches and practices in the Medicine ambulatory clinic, Medicine inpatient service, and Transition of Care clinic.
Grants and Research
2003 Department of Health and Human Services National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health Program RFP - 233-03-0023. West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Clark K, Brooks C, Chester A, Hashmi M, Jacques M, Kolar M, Krummel D, Mujuru P, Bowen E, Howe B, Shumway J, Tower L, Sedgeman J, Horn K, Frey-McClung V. $1,746,506 - Not Funded.
2004 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Partnerships for Quality Education: Achieving Competence Today. Kolar M (PI 2004-05), Clark K (PI 2003-04), Sarwari A, Mackay A, Parravani A. $25,000.
2004 A Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active controlled study to compare the effect of 24 weeks treatment with LAF237 50 mg bid to rosiglitazone 8 mg qd in drug naïve patients with type 2 diabetes. $14,265.
2004 Department of Health and Human Services National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health Program RFP 04T004033. West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Ducatman B, Chester A, Hashmi M, Vernon M, Bowen C, Howe B, Sedgeman J, Frey-McClung V, Howell R, Kolar M. (Clinical Care Work Group). $1,448,823.
2006 Boehringer Ingelheim. Randomized Evaluation of Long-term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY) comparing the efficacy and safety of two blinded doses of dabigatran etexilate with open label warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: prospective, multi-center, parallel-group, non-inferiority trial. Finkel M, Kolar M, Shehl G. $200,000.
2007 Novartis. A Multi-Center, Randomized, Open-Label, Active Controlled, Parallel Arm Study to Compare the Efficacy of 12 Weeks of Treatment with Vildagliptin 100 mg, qd to Thiazolidinedione (TZD) as Add-On Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled with Metformin Monotherapy in a Community-Based Practice Setting. Kolar M, Eddy L. $4,700.
2008 VISN 4 Competitive Pilot Project Fund Grant. Animal Assisted Therapy as an Adjunct to Traditional PTSD Therapy. Kolar M, Munson A, Meade B, Burchfiel C. $50,000 – Not Funded.
2009 Boehringer Ingelheim. RELY-ABLE Long Term Multi-Center Extension of Dabigatran Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation who Completed the RE-LY Trial and a Cluster Randomized Trial to Assess the Effect of a Knowledge Translation Intervention on Patient Outcomes. Finkel M, Kolar M, Shehl G. Funding $7,200
2009 Daiichi Sankyo. A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group, Multi-Center, Multi-National Study for Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of DU-176b Versus Warfarin in Subjects with Atrial Fibrillation – Effective Anticoagulation with Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation (ENGAGE – AF – TIMI – 48). Finkel M, Kolar M, Shehl, G, et al. Funding $198,000
2009 Department of the Army. Military Medical Research and Development – Use of Service Dogs as Adjunct Therapy in the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Vogt J, Scotti J, Andrew, M, Kolar M. $300,000 Not Funded.
2014 - Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development. Veteran College Students’ Mental Health and Academic Achievement. Valenstein M, Pfeiffer P, Forman J, Zivin K, Bohnert K, Hawley S, Eisenberg D, DesJardins S, Kim M, Lepkowski J, Hunt J. Site PI: Kolar M. Funding $1,031,845.
Patient Care Information
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship, Internal Medicine
University of North Carolina
Residency, Internal Medicine
West Virginia University