Andrew Olson, MD, FACP, FAAP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Andrew Olson

Contact Info

Office Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jaden Turner

Administrative Email

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


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 serves as the Head of the Section of Hospital Medicine and Director of Hospital Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Dr. Olson’s academic work focuses on understanding and improving clinical reasoning and decreasing diagnostic error as well as strategies to improve clinical reasoning performance through feedback in the clinical environment. He has led or participated in multiple national and international projects focused on improving diagnosis and health professions education.

Dr. Olson also serves as the Director of Medical Education Research and Innovation at the Medical Education Outcomes Center within the Medical School, focusing on linking educational with clinical and workforce outcomes in health professions education. He serves as the Chair of the Education Committee of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

Awards & Recognition

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



  • 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