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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
ACS Fellow Since 2002

John Ackerman Olson Jr., MD FACS PhD

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery

Society Memberships

  • Soc of Surg Oncol
  • Soc of Clin Surg
  • Soc of Univ Surg
  • Amer Surg Assn
  • Southern Surg Assn
  • Am Assoc of Endo Surg
  • Am Soc of Breast Surgeons

Additional Information

Gender

Male

Type of Practice

Clinic

General Surgery

660 South Euclid Ave

MSC-8109-22-10

St Louis, MO 63110

United States

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant
Name: Denise Shipowick

Biography

John A. Olson, Jr., MD, PhD is The Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Endowed Professor, Head of the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery, and Vice Chairman of The Department of Surgery at The University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also is the Associate Director of the NCI Designated Greenebaum Cancer Center where he directs the quality and research programs of The University of Maryland Cancer Network. He is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in endocrine and oncologic surgery with a focus on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and breast. Dr. Olson is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Halsted Society, the Society of Clinical Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Southern Surgical Association. He has been named to America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors, and US News and World Report's top 1% of doctors in his specialty in the United States. Dr. Olson's research laboratory is funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of parathyroid tumors. He also has been co-principle investigator of clinical trials that documented the ability of aromatase inhibitors to improve surgical outcomes for women with breast cancer. His clinical research also focuses on genetic determinants of breast cancer clinical outcomes. Dr Olson joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2012 following a 12-year tenure on the faculty of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to working at Duke, he trained in surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri, and was a Registrar of the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh Scotland. Dr. Olson received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Subspecialties and Areas of Clinical Concentration

Breast Disease/Cancer

  • axillary dissection
  • breast biopsy
  • breast cancer
  • lumpectomy
  • lymph node biopsy
  • mastectomy
  • radical mastectomy
  • sentinel node

Endocrine (Gland)

  • adrenal cancers/tumors
  • adrenal surgery
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • parathyroid cancer
  • parathyroid surgery
  • pheochromocytoma
  • thyroid nodules/cancer
  • thyroid surgery

Head and Neck

  • thyroid surgery

Surgical Oncology (Cancer/Tumors)

  • adrenal tumors
  • biopsy of tumors
  • breast cancer
  • endocrine cancer
  • thyroid cancer/nodules

Hospital Appointments

University of Maryland Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

Chief

02/2012—Present

University of Maryland, St Joseph Medical Center and Cancer Institute

Towson, MD

Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon

07/2015—Present

University of Maryland, Baltimore Washington Tate Cancer Center

Glen Burnie, MD

Consultant, Urological Surgeon

07/2015—Present

University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Kaufman Cancer Center

Bel Air, MD

Consultant, Urological Surgeon

07/2015—Present

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Cancer Center

Easton, MD

Consultant, Urological Surgeon

07/2015—Present

Academic Appointments

Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, NC

Assistant Professor

07/2000—12/2005

Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, NC

Associate Professor

12/2005—02/2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Professor

02/2012—Present