Donald Olson, MD

Pediatric neurologist, Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center and at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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 - Present)

Neurology Service Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (2006 - Present)

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.