Matthew Kolar, MS


Matthew Kolar, MS

Appointed: 2006

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Matthew Kolar, MS
Department: Radiation Oncology
Project Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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. 

Professional Highlights

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • American College of Medical Physics

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - John Carroll University
Engineering Physics
University Heights, OH USA

Specialty Interests

brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, Therasphere

Treatment & Services

  • Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Hyperthermia Cancer Therapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Therasphere

Languages Spoken

  • English