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Bariatric Clinical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery



Board Certified

About Me


Linda Kollar, MSN, APRN, CNP, has more than 20 years of experience in adolescent medicine. Prior to joining the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, she provided primary care to teens in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's.

Clinical Interests

Adolescent medicine; reproductive health; obesity

Clinical Divisions

Surgical Weight Loss

My Locations

My Education

BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1983.

MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1987.

Certification: Center for Continuing Education in Adolescent Health, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993; Certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), 1987; Certified bariatric nurse by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2012.

My Publications

Weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy in developmentally delayed adolescents and young adults. Goddard, GR; Kotagal, M; Jenkins, TM; Kollar, LM; Inge, TH; Helmrath, MA. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2019; 15:1662-1667.

Prospective evaluation of urinary incontinence in severely obese adolescents presenting for weight loss surgery. Jr, DW R; Inge, TH; Jenkins, TM; Jackson, E; Courcoulas, A; Michalsky, M; Brandt, M; Kollar, L; Xie, C. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2018; 14:214-218.

Surgical management of weight loss in childhood obesity. Hrovat, KB; Kollar, LM; Inge, TH. Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity. 2018.