About Dr. Orsolya Polgar
Dr. Orsolya Polgar’s mission is to deliver high quality personalized care to her patients with emphasis on preventive medicine and health education. She established Howard County Direct Primary Care after leaving a successful internal medicine practice at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. Dr. Polgar’s philosophy is that the relationship with your primary care physician should be one based on mutual trust and open communication. To facilitate this, she is available as needed and offers ample time for each patient visit.
Born and raised in Hungary, Dr. Polgar graduated “summa cum laude” from the Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical School (University of Szeged) in 1994. She completed her internal medicine residency training and subsequently worked as an internist in Hungary’s most prestigious military hospital.
Dr. Polgar moved to the United States and joined the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland in 2002. In subsequent years, she earned a Ph.D. in biology and published extensively on the topic of multidrug resistance in cancer. These years in cancer research have enabled Dr. Polgar to take a more analytical approach to patient care in today’s fast-changing world of medicine.
She completed an additional two-year residency in internal medicine in 2011 at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Polgar currently lives in Howard County, Maryland with her husband and two daughters. She loves to hike, play tennis, and travel. Each summer, she and her family visit their relatives in Hungary.
Dr. Orsolya Polgar
Hungarian and English.
University of Szeged