Michael Olson, MD, PhD
Mike Olson, MD, PhD, obtained his degrees in pharmacology and cancer biology, researching molecular processes of cellular death critical to the treatment of human cancers. Wanting to see the benefits of his work directly, Dr. Olson decided to pursue a career in clinical medicine. His areas of expertise include:
Central Nervous System Cancers
Rectal and Anal Cancers
Bladder and Prostate Cancers
A Radiation Oncologist uses ionizing radiation and other modalities to treat malignant and some benign diseases. Radiation Oncologists may also use computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and hyperthermia (heat) as additional interventions to aid in treatment planning and delivery. Training required is five years: one year of general clinical work, followed by four years of dedicated Radiation Oncology training.
American Board of Radiology
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1996 - 2004
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
2004 - 2005
Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
2005 - 2009
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians
From the Doctor:
I am a native of the Northeast having grown up in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. I met my wife in southern California and we have since moved throughout the country, living in North Carolina where I attended Duke, northern California while I was at Stanford, and most recently Jacksonville in 2009. I have a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters. Together, we play tennis and enjoy the wonderful Florida coast.
I am a huge proponent of patient-centered care. It is my role to help you understand your disease, inform you on the pros and cons of each treatment and provide you guidance as you make the choices that best fit your priorities. As a cancer researcher, I believe in making the latest in cancer therapies available to you. As a natural optimist, I am aggressive in the design of cancer-directed therapies. As a spiritual person, I understand that we physicians often cannot control events, but it is my honor and privilege to walk beside you on your journey and smooth out bumps in the road, as best as I am able. My patients know that I am their constant ally and we will exhaust any and all reasonable options as we battle your disease together.
I have been truly fortunate in my life and believe in giving back to the community by volunteering with We Care Jacksonville, and supporting the Baptist Health Foundation.