David Olson, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

David Olson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-302-8275

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.


Sports medicine, adolescent medicine, community outreach


Research Summary/Interests

Sports medicine, adolescent medicine, community outreach


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.