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Dr. Scott E. Olson, MD

Dr. Scott E. Olson, MD

Neurologist

18 Years of Experience

Accepting patients

    Overview

    Scott E. Olson, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist with additional fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery. He specializes in evaluating and treating disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. His expertise includes both medical and endovascular care for individuals with extra and intracranial stenoses, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, whether congenital or acquired. Dr. Olson is part of the neurovascular team at UC San Diego Healths https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/neuro/specialty-programs/stroke-neurovascular-surgery/Pages/default.aspx. He enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses who share his passion for treating cerebrovascular disease and providing the highest level of care to patients and their families.As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, he also instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He has given numerous lectures and co-authored many publications on cerebrovascular disease. He is currently involved in National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry funded research involving ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Olson is a senior member of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery.Dr. Olson completed his stroke and interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery fellowships at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His focus was on new, image-guided, minimally invasive therapies and he was one of the first neurologists in the country trained in this emerging field. He completed a residency in neurology at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz, where he was selected for his clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief resident. Dr. Olson earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology.Outside of work, Dr. Olson enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family. In addition to the location above, Dr. Olson also sees patients in Escondido.UC San Diego Health Links For more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/neuro/specialty-programs/stroke-neurovascular-surgery/Pages/default.aspx and http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/neuro/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurologist

    Education & Training

    Univ Ca Sf Med Ctr, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Univ Ca Sf Med Ctr, Psychiatry (Residency)

    Medical Degree - University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati

    Other Degree - University Of Arizona College Of Medicine Tucson

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Vascular Neurologist and Endovascular Neurosurgeon

    Medical Degree - Associate Professor of Surgery

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Olson's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla Executive Drive - Neurological Institute

    4510 Executive Drive

    San Diego, CA 92121

    (858) 657-8540

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla Executive Drive

    4510 Executive Drive

    San Diego, CA 92121

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Scott Olson accepting new patients?

    Yes, Scott Olson is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Scott Olson offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Olson's office at (858) 657-8540 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Scott Olson offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Olson's office at (858) 657-8540 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Scott Olson speak?

    Scott Olson speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Scott Olson have?

    Scott Olson is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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