Matthew D. Kolar, MS, is Project Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He was appointed in 2005. He is a medical physicist whose responsibilities include chart checking, monthly and annual quality assurance checks for Varian, Elekta and Siemens linear accelerators, IMRT/SRS/SBRT planning and quality assurance, brachytherapy planning and quality assurance, and a variety of research-related projects.
Mr. Kolar has a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics and a Master of Science in physics with a concentration in medical physics, both from Cleveland State University. During graduate school, he worked with Cleveland Crystals, Inc. as a staff scientist, testing crystalline materials for use in laser systems. He was a laboratory instructor, briefly, at Cleveland State University before coming to Cleveland Clinic as a graduate medical physicist assistant. In that capacity, he trained in a clinical environment, assisting medical physicists in therapeutic radiation oncology.
Mr. Kolar is experienced with the following equipment: Pinnacle 7.6, Brainscan 5.3.1, iPlan RT Dose 3.0, Corvus 5.0, Plato 3.3.5, Bebig Plaque Simulator 5.3.4, VariSeed 7.1, Varian 2100 C/D Linear Accelerators, BrainLab Novalis Linear Accelerator, Elekta Synergy/S, Siemens Primus Linear Accelerator, Nucletron Microselectron HDR Afterloader, I-125 radioactive seeds, Bebig Ru-106 eye plaques, Calypso Medical Technologies 4D Localization System, Resonant Medical Restitu Ultrasound IGRT, PeC IORT, and Brilliance Big Bore CT simulator.
Mr. Kolar's outside interests include soccer, alpine skiing, water sports and music.