Charles J. H. Stolar, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Charles Stolar is the Rudolph N. Schullinger, MD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He currently practices at Anacapa Surgical Associates in California and at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Previously, he was the surgeon-in-chief and chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Dr. Stolar is an internal leader for management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. His clinical expertise includes pediatric surgery, diaphragmatic hernia, thoracic surgery, and surgical oncology. Dr. Stolar holds board certifications in both general and pediatric surgery.

After graduating from medical school at Georgetown University, Dr. Stolar completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Dr. Stolar was on staff at the Babies & Children’s Hospital of New York.

Dr. Stolar has authored and co-authored over 50 journal articles in his field, and has special focuses on newborn respiratory failure, childhood cancer, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He is also heavily involved in research, with emphasis on the normal and abnormal formation of vascular networks in the lungs during embryonic development and early infancy, and clinical outcomes after neonatal surgery.

  • Anacapa Surgical Associates
    Pediatric Surgeon
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
    Rudolph N. Schullinger, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Surgery
  • California Pediatric Surgery Group, Inc., Santa Barbara, California
  • Cottage Hospital and Health Care System, Santa Barbara, California
    Attending Surgeon

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1974


Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1980


Pediatric Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1982

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges
  • Cottage Memorial Hospital
  • Community Memorial Hospital