Donald Olson, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (1987) WA

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1986)

Medical Education: Oregon Health Science University (1981) OR

Residency: Children's Hospital of San Francisco (1984) CA

Board Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992)

Board Certification: Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1991)

Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (1989) CA

Internship: Children's Hospital of San Francisco (1982) CA

MD, Univ of Oregon Health Sciences (1981)

BA, Columbia (1977)

Honors & Awards

Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford Medical Students (2006-2007)

Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence, Stanford Neurology Residents (2002-2003)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 2005

Neurology Service Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 2006

Detection of seizure-like movements using a wrist accelerometer
Lockman, J., Fisher, R. S., & Olson, D. M. (2011). Detection of seizure-like movements using a wrist accelerometer. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 20(4), 638-641.

Epilepsy surgery following brain tumor resection in children Clinical article
Tian, A. G., Edwards, M. Sb., Williams, N. J., & Olson, D. M. (2011). Epilepsy surgery following brain tumor resection in children Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS, 7(3), 229-234.

Hypnosis-provoked nonepileptic events in children
Olson, D. M., Howard, N., & Shaw, R. J. (2008). Hypnosis-provoked nonepileptic events in children. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 12(3), 456-459.

Electroencephalography in holoprosencephaly: findings in children without epilepsy
Hahn, J. S., Delgado, M. R., Clegg, N. J., Sparagana, S. P., Gerace, K. L., & Olson, D. M. (2003). Electroencephalography in holoprosencephaly: findings in children without epilepsy. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 114(10), 1908-1917.

Short duration of benign partial epilepsy in infancy
Nelson, G. B., Olson, D. M., & Hahn, J. S. (2002). Short duration of benign partial epilepsy in infancy. JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 17(6), 440-445.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus and epilepsia partialis continua in a 6-year-old boy with elevated anti-GAD65 antibodies
Olson, J. A., Olson, D. M., Sandborg, C., Alexander, S., & Buckingham, B. (2002). Type 1 diabetes mellitus and epilepsia partialis continua in a 6-year-old boy with elevated anti-GAD65 antibodies. PEDIATRICS, 109(3).

Treatment considerations: role of surgery.
Olson, D. M. (2002). Treatment considerations: role of surgery. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 3(6S1), 32-40.

Sedation of children for electroencephalograms
Olson, D. M., Sheehan, M. G., Thompson, W., Hall, P. T., & Hahn, J. (2001). Sedation of children for electroencephalograms. PEDIATRICS, 108(1), 163-165.

Success of ambulatory EEG in children
Olson, D. M. (2001). Success of ambulatory EEG in children. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 18(2), 158-161.

Evaluation of children for epilepsy surgery
Olson, D. M. (2001). Evaluation of children for epilepsy surgery. PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, 34(3), 159-165.