Kathleen M. Kolaski, M.D.

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Kathleen M. Kolaski, M.D.

Kathleen M. Kolaski, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics


Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

35 Ratings

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  • Department: 336-716-9520

  • Fax: 336-716-6585


  • Am Academy Of Physical Med And

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • Am Coll Of Sports Medicine

  • Am Acad Of Cer Palsy & Dev Med

  • NPI: 1093791329

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1983 - University of Chicago

  • M.D.

    1988 - Penn State University-Hershey Medical Center

  • Internship

    1989 - Medicine: York Hosp

  • Residency

    1992 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Mayo Clinic

  • Fellowship

    1993 - Rehabilitation: A.I. Dupont Institute

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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


Research Contact Information

  • Department: 336-716-9520

  • 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? [commentary] Kolaski K.. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018;60(5):440-441.
  • 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;123(7):1383-1390.
  • 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;54(7):606-611.
  • Surgical management of spasticity in the child with cerebral palsy Kolaski K, Frino J, Koman LA. In: Brashear A, Elovic E, eds. Spasticity: diagnosis and management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing;2011: 397-416.
  • Use of a remifentanyl/propofol mixture for painful procedures in children [abstract] Ajizian S, Cannon M, Edmunds S, Kolaski K, Nakagawa T, Ray G, Ross G, Tobin J, Mou S.. In: Abstracts of the 20th ESPNIC Medical & Nursing Annual Congress; 2009 June 14-17; Verona (Italy). 2009;():.
  • 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;87(7):556-566.
  • 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;90(Suppl 4):133-145.
  • A review of the complications of intrathecal baclofen in patients with cerebral palsy Kolaski K, Logan LR.. NeuroRehabilitation. 2007;22(5):383-395.
  • 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;87(7):1001-1003.

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

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


  • 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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