Linda M. Kollar, MSN, APRN, CNP

Bariatric Clinical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-8585

Fax 513-636-7657


Adolescent medicine; reproductive health; obesity
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.

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.

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Sawhney P, Modi AC, Jenkins TM, Zeller MH, Kollar LM, Inge TH, Xanthakos SA. Predictors and outcomes of adolescent bariatric support group attendance. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2013.

Kollar LM. Meeting the unique needs of adolescents in surgical weight loss programs. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. 2012;7(3).

Hrovat KB, Kollar LM. Web resources for adolescent obesity. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. 2012;7(3).

Mullins TK, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescents' agreement to test for HIV when different testing methods are offered. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2012;23(3):173-6.

Inge T, Kollar L. Screening adolescents for bariatric surgery, when diet, exercise just aren’t enough. Contemp Pediat, 2011;18(10)28-40.

Huppert JS, Bennett K, Kollar LM, Pattullo L, Mortensen JE. MRSA: rare in the vagina. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011.

Mullins TL, Kollar LM, Lehmann C, Kahn JA. Changes in human immunodeficiency virus testing rates among urban adolescents after introduction of routine and rapid testing. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):870-4.

Byczkowski TL, Kollar LM, Britto MT. Family experiences with outpatient care: do adolescents and parents have the same perceptions? J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jul;47(1):92-8.

Kowalczyk Mullins TL, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescent preferences for human immunodeficiency virus testing methods and impact of rapid tests on receipt of results. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Feb;46(2):162-8.

Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Education about human papillomavirus and human papillomavirus vaccines in adolescents. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Oct;20(5):479-83.