- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Originally from the Czech Republic, Jakub Tolar received his medical education in Prague at the Charles University. In 1992, he came to the University of Minnesota, where he completed his PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Genetics.
Dr. Tolar is Dean of the Medical School; a Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation; Director of the Stem Cell Institute; and the Edmund Wallace Tulloch & Anna Marie Tulloch Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics. He is a member of the graduate faculty of the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Program, the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G) Program, and the Stem Cell Biology (SCB) Program.
He has a clinical practice through the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and his interests include educating and mentoring new physicians.
Dr. Tolar is active in many professional societies, and is a strong advocate for cooperation and communication within the clinical and research communities.