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Kevin Comar, M.D.

Kevin Comar, M.D.

Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Kevin Comar is a Florida transplant. Dr. Comar completed his residency and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is a former recipient of the Robert Byrd Award for Academic excellence and was awarded the Resident Scholar Award for two consecutive years at the Medical College of Virginia.

He was appointed Chief fellow during his Gastroenterology fellowship training and been practicing medicine since 2005. Dr. Comar holds Board Certifications for both the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Comar is licensed to practice medicine in multiple states including Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. While Dr. Comar’s special interests include colon cancer screening and prevention. He also enjoys treating disorders of the upper gastroenterology system and aiding in the relief of problems associated with them.

He is married to a fellow physician and the proud parent of two 2 children. During his free time he enjoys watching college football, scuba diving and traveling. Dr. Comar’s clinic is located in our Baptist South office. His hospital practice is primarily based at the Baptist Medical Center - South Campus.
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Office locations

Baptist South Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2005
  • American Board of Gastroenterology, Board Certified, 2008

Licensure

Florida, North Carolina, Georgia

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2010 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2010 Associate Physician, Carolina Digestive Health Associates, P.A. Charlotte, North Carolina
2007 - 2008 Medical Staff, Kindred Hospital Richmond Richmond, Virginia
2003 - 2008 Emergency room attending and medical officer on duty, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center Richmond, Virginia

Medical Education

Medical Education
1998 - 2002 M.D., Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine Rootstown, Ohio

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2005 - 2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
2003 - 2005 Internal Medicine Residency Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
2002 - 2003 Internal Medicine Internship Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1996 - 2001 B.S. and minor in Chemistry University of Akron Akron, Ohio

Publications

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices. In: Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology. Johnson LR, ed. Academic Press, San Diego. In press

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Portal Hypertension Bleeding. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2003; 32(4)

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Abnormal Liver Function Tests. In: Weinstein WM, Hawkey CJ, Bosch J (editors). Gastroenterology and Hepatology: the modern clinician’s guide. 1st ed: Elsevier Science

Comar KM, Kirby DF. Herbal remedies in gastroenterology. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Jul; 39 (6):457-68

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Drug therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver diease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jan 15; 23 (2):207-15

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Coinfection with Hepatitis C Virus and HIV: The Challenges of Management. Current Hepatitis Reports 2006, 5:154-161

Comar KM, Serling RK. How Does Having HIV Affect the Likelihood That My Patient With Chronic HCV Will Develop Cirrhosis? In: Shiffman ML, Farraye F, eds. Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2007

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Which Patients With Chronic HCV and HIV Coinfection Should Be Treated With Peginterferon and Ribavirin? In: Shiffman ML, Farraye F, eds. Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2007

  • Research Assistant, Medical College of Virginia, Investigating the effects of alpha interferon and leptin on the Hepatitis C virus replicon system. Arun J. Sanyal, M.B.B.S, M.D., Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2003 - December 2003
  • Research Assistant, Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine Evaluated and reported physician online abilities in evidence based medicine. Gary McCord, Instructor of Research in Family Medicine, Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, June 1999 - September 1999
  • Research Assistant, Akron General Hospital, Preformed a retrospective study evaluating the diagnostic significance of stereotactic breast biopsy in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Horattas, Mark C., M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Akron General Medical Center, June 1998 - August 1998