Nicholas J. Olson, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Radiation Oncology
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    The most important part about approaching the management of cancer is making individualized treatment plans based on the patients’ wishes, desires and goals. Instead of viewing patients as mere statistics, I prioritize open communication and collaboration to identify the most suitable course of action and treatment plan. This approach ensures that patients are actively involved in the decision-making and feel a sense of comfort and confidence in the chosen treatment plan.

    My clinical interests include stereotactic body radiation therapy and all types of malignancies, specifically in the head and neck.

    Why I Love My Work
    The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help patients through an extremely difficult time in their lives and provide them with support throughout each step of their journey. At CentraCare, the various viewpoints in terms of management techniques to help patients stood out to me. The integration of diverse specialties under one roof is truly remarkable and caters very well to cancer management and treatment.

    Getting to Know Me
    Medicine has always been a large part of my life and cancer was something I had to experience at a very young age having multiple family members be diagnosed with cancer. When I witnessed my friends and family members go through treatment through their cancer journey, it made me want to be someone who could help others on that journey. Both my parents, aunts and uncles are physicians. Being close to those who dedicate their careers to helping others was a huge driving force in terms of getting me where I am today in the field of oncology.

    Outside of work, my wife and I love to spend time outdoors as much as we can whether that be jogging, boating, skiing, snowmobiling or golfing. We were both born and raised in Minnesota, and we find great joy in making the most of the different activities in each season.

    • College
      Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
    • Residency
      Radiation Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN