David Olson, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

David Olson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-302-8200

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

MD, University of Minnesota

United Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship, Notre Dame University (sports medicine)


David Olson, MD, is faculty in the University of Minnesota Program in Sports Medicine and is associate director of the University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship. He also directs the sports medicine curriculum at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. He enjoys providing team care for high school, college, and professional sports teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, University of Minnesota Gophers, University of St. Thomas, Bethel University, US Soccer/Weight Lifting and Roseville Area High School. Dave oversees the Sports Medicine Interest Group/Track at Broadway. The interested residents cover local High School Sports as the Team Doctors for two of our community schools. They also participate in quarterly sports medicine didactics, Thursday afternoon sports medicine clinic, research/writing opportunities and college/pro sports coverage opportunities. Many have gone to and presented at our national sports medicine conferences. The U of MN Sports Medicine Fellowship is supported by our Residency, with the Fellows doing clinical activity at Broadway. Dave has been named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Top Doctors List 2010, 2012-2022 and Minnesota Monthly Top Docs List 2016-2022.


Sports medicine, team coverage, adolescent medicine, community outreach, concussion management, and Ultrasound Guided injections


Research Summary/Interests

Sports medicine, team coverage, adolescent medicine, community outreach, and ultrasound guided injections


JAMA article on Big Ten Cardiac Registry. Co PI at U of MN site. Published June 2021.

Maxwell S, Renier C, Sikka R, Widstrom L, Paulson W, Christensen T, Nelson B, Olson, D: Phys Sportsmed. 2017. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

VanBaak K, Olson D. The female athlete triad. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016;15(1):7-8.

Maxwell S, Olson D. Common tendon injuries in the hand. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015;14(6):428-9.

Krohn AR, Sikka R, Olson DE. Heat illness in football: current concepts. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015;14(6):463-71.

Maxwell S, Christensen T, Widstrom L, Galagedera N, Nelson B, Sikka R, Olson D. Online pre-race education improves test scores for volunteers at a marathon. Minnesota Medicine. 2015;98(4):44.

Olson DE, Krohn A, Sikka RS. Thoracic and lumber spine injuries and sacroiliac region pain. In: Koutures C, Wong V, eds. Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc; 2013.