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    Kathleen M. Kolaski, MD

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      336-716-WAKE

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    Kathleen M. Kolaski, MD

    Kathleen M. Kolaski, MD

    Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

    Pediatrics

    Physician Rating

    4.5 out of 5

    35 Ratings
    5 Comments
    contactCONTACT & REFERRAL

    Contact Information

    • New Patient Appointments:

      336-716-WAKE

    • Returning Patient Appointments:

      336-716-8094

    • Fax: 336-716-6585

    Memberships

    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

    • North Carolina Medical Society

    • American College of Sports Medicine

    • NPI: 1093791329

    Clinical Interests

    • Cerebral Palsy, Physical and/or Cognitive Disabilities in Children and Adolescents, Spasticity Management, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation

    Education & Training

    • BA

      1983 - University of Chicago

    • MD

      1988 - Pennsylvania State University - Hershey Medical Center

    • Internship

      1989 - Medicine: York Hospital

    • Residency

      1992 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Mayo Clinic

    • Fellowship

      1993 - Rehabilitation: Alfred I. Dupont Institute

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    contactRESEARCH

    Research Contact Information

    • Fax: 336-716-6585

    Research Interests

    • Cerebral Palsy, Muscle Spasticity, Muscle Relaxants, Central, Baclofen, Hemiplegia

    Recent Publications

    • Botulinum toxin: did the black box warning change how we treat children with cerebral palsy?.
      Kolaski K. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 05; 60(5):440-441.
    • Interrater reliability and convergent validity of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine methodology for conducting systematic reviews..
      Wiart L, Kolaski K, Butler C, Vogtle L, Logan LR, Hickman R, Romeiser J, Samson-Fang L, Matsuba CA, Baird MW, Roxborough L, Mayson T, Dinu I. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Jul; 54(7):606-11.
    • Motor cortical functional geometry in cerebral palsy and its relationship to disability..
      Kesar TM, Sawaki L, Burdette JH, Cabrera MN, Kolaski K, Smith BP, O'Shea TM, Koman LA, Wittenberg GF. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Jul; 123(7):1383-90.
    • Botulinum neurotoxin as a therapeutic modality in orthopaedic surgery: more than twenty years of experience..
      Seyler TM, Smith BP, Marker DR, Ma J, Shen J, Smith TL, Mont MA, Kolaski K, Koman LA. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov; 90 Suppl 4:133-45.
    • Safety profile of multilevel chemical denervation procedures using phenol or botulinum toxin or both in a pediatric population..
      Kolaski K, Ajizian SJ, Passmore L, Pasutharnchat N, Koman LA, Smith BP. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jul; 87(7):556-66.
    • Intrathecal baclofen in cerebral palsy: A decade of treatment outcomes..
      Kolaski K, Logan LR. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2008; 1(1):3-32.
    • Use of intrathecal baclofen in a pediatric cerebral palsy patient with refractory hemiplegia to maintain orthopaedic surgery gains..
      Lai LP, Reeves S, Smith BP, Kolaski K, Shilt JS. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2008; 1(3):263-8.
    • The outcome of intrathecal baclofen treatment on spastic diplegia: Preliminary results with a minimum of two year follow-up..
      Shilt JS, Reeves S, Lai LP, Wetter J, Cabrera MN, Kolaski K, Smith BP. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2008; 1(3):255-61.
    • A review of the complications of intrathecal baclofen in patients with cerebral palsy..
      Kolaski K, Logan LR. NeuroRehabilitation. 2007; 22(5):383-95.
    • Use of intrathecal baclofen in a child with spastic paraparesis related to human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case report..
      Kolaski K. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jul; 87(7):1001-3.

    All Publications

    For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

    For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

    contactPHYSICIAN RATINGS

    Doctor Ratings

    The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
    Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

    CP concern for questions/worries
    4.5
    CP efforts to include in decisions
    4.6
    CP explanations of prob/condition
    4.6
    CP spoke using clear language
    4.6
    Friendliness/courtesy of CP
    4.5
    Likelihood of recommending CP
    4.5
    Patients' confidence in CP
    4.5
    Time CP spent with patient
    4.5
    Wait time at clinic
    4.0



    Patient Comments

    Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

    • 6/25/2018

      I felt as though I was talked down to, with little regard to helping us problem solve issues regarding my son's care. I felt belittled and ignored. we will no longer be seeing this physician.

    • 6/19/2018

      good experience

    • 6/3/2018

      good

    • 3/23/2018

      I would and will recommend MD *Kathleen Kolaski to anyone who I believe needs her expertise.

    • 12/7/2017

      We've been seeing *Dr. Kat for approx. 3 or 4 years & she is awesome!!

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    • Find a Pediatric Specialist
    • New Patient Appointments

      Locally

      336-716-WAKE

      Toll-free

      888-716-WAKE

    • Additional Information

      For returning patient appointments, contact the clinic directly.