Qualifications of Dr. Orsolya Polgar


  • Internal Medicine Residency: Harbor Hospital, Baltimore
  • Ph.D. in Biology:  Semmelweis University
  • M.D. Summa Cum Laude:  University of Szeged
  • M.S. English Hungarian Medical Translator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications & Licenses

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • MD Medical State License


Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)


Research & Publications

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow: National Cancer Institute
  • Polgar O, Robey RW, To KW. Deeken J, Fetsch PA and Bates SE, ABC Transporters and Multidrug Resistance Chapter 3 ABCG2. A new challenge in cancer drug resistance
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Professional Statement

Thank you for choosing Dr. Orsolya Polgar!

Dr. Polgar has a passion for helping patients attain their optimal health. She takes the time to develop customized health plans for every patient and stresses preventative care and health education. After many years of working at major health institutions and leading physician groups like Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Dr. Polgar set out to establish her own practice: Howard County Direct Primary Care. Her philosophy is that the relationship with a primary care physician should be based on mutual trust and open communication. To facilitate this, she makes herself 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. She then 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 young daughters. She loves to hike, play tennis, and travel. Each summer she and her family visit their relatives in Hungary.