Andrew Olson

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Division Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Course Director, Advanced Physical Diagnosis
Director, Medical Education Research and Innovation, Medical Education Outcomes Center


Administrator Info
Name: Jaden Turner
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Dr. Andrew Olson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he practices hospital medicine and pediatrics. He serves as the founding Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine. His clinical interests focus on innovation in hospital medicine, care of complex inpatients, bedside procedures, and multispecialty collaboration.

Dr. Olson's academic work focuses on two major areas: the nature and development of clinical reasoning as well as methods to measure and decrease diagnostic error and has been a leader of multiple national and international projects to improve clinical reasoning education. Dr. Olson presently serves as the Director of Medical Education Research and Innovation in the Medical Education Outcomes Center, focusing on linking education with clinical and workforce outcomes as well using EHR metadata to characterize clinical care, teamwork, and the clinical learning environment.


MD, University of California

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition, Minneapolis - St. Paul (2015-2017)
Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly (2016-2017, 2021, 2022)
Top Doctors, Minneapolis - St. Paul