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Gary L. Kolesari, MD, PhD


Gary L. Kolesari, MD, PhD



  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
    Family & Community Medicine

    Graduate Programs
    Program in Cell and Developmental Biology

Contact Information


PhD, Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1975
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1977

Research Interests

Mechanisms of action responsible for cardiovascular birth defects

For a number of years our lab has been interested in cardiovascular birth defects. The chick embryo is used as our model. We have studied various pharmacologic agents. More recently we are investigating the effects certain growth factors (namely FGF-2) or the development of the chick cardiovascular system.

I have been involved in teaching in the first year Clinical Human Anatomy course for 38 years. As a family physician, I continue to volunteer at the Saturday MCW Medical Student Free Clinic for the underinsured.