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About Scott E. Olson, MD

Scott E. Olson, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist with additional fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery. He specializes in evaluating and treating disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. His expertise includes both medical and endovascular care for individuals with extra and intracranial stenoses, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, whether congenital or acquired.

Dr. Olson is part of the neurovascular team at UC San Diego Health's Stroke Center. He enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses who share his passion for treating cerebrovascular disease and providing the highest level of care to patients and their families.

As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, he also instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He has given numerous lectures and co-authored many publications on cerebrovascular disease. He is currently involved in National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry funded research involving ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Olson is a senior member of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery.

Dr. Olson completed his stroke and interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery fellowships at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His focus was on new, image-guided, minimally invasive therapies and he was one of the first neurologists in the country trained in this emerging field. He completed a residency in neurology at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz, where he was selected for his clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief resident. Dr. Olson earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology.

Outside of work, Dr. Olson enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.

In addition to the location above, Dr. Olson also sees patients in Escondido.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Stroke Center and Neurological Institute.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-11-01

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Endovascular Treatment of Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Extracranial Stenosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Image-Guided Spine Procedures
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Spinal Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted