Andrew Olson, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Andrew Olson

Contact Info

Office Address:
Variety Club Research Center
401 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 284
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Denise Jackson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Course Director, Advanced Physical Diagnosis


Medical School, Medical School, University of California, Davis, CA

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Andrew Olson, MD, FACP, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he practices Hospital Medicine and Pediatrics. He is the director of the Medical School's Subinternship in Critical Care that focuses on the development and assessment of competence to facilitate transition to residency. His academic focus is the development of methods to teach about the diagnostic process as well as methods to improve diagnostic reasoning in clinical care. He is the leader of the DX: Diagnostic Excellence Project, which is developing and evaluating a series of virtual patient cases for medical students about the diagnostic process and diagnostic error.

Awards & Recognition

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



  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Clinical Problem Solving; Evidence-Based Medicine; Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis; Medical Decision Making; Medical Education; Point-of-care ultrasonography; Systematic reviews of diagnostic testing

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center