Specialties

Ophthalmology (Board certified since 1996)

At a Glance

  • 1996 Started practicing
  • 20 Years experience
  • 3 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen’s vision for the department is to ensure the best possible patient-centered care along with a robust and innovative research program and supportive educational environment that creates a productive and fiscally responsible academic ophthalmology program.

As a member of the Vitreoretinal Surgery & Disease service at Emory Eye Center, his clinical expertise focuses on macular diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular surgery.

Dr. Olsen’s research is focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Olsen and Dr. Xiao Feng developed the Minnesota Grading System (MGS) for AMD, a system that enables a clinical assessment of human eye bank tissue for subsequent testing of disease causing biochemical and molecular pathways.Collaborative work at the Yerkes Primate Center is investigating an experimental surgical procedure designed to address near end-stage macular disease. He collaborates with engineers at Georgia Tech (David Rosen, PhD and Shreyes Melkote, PhD) through the department of biomedical engineering. To date, pilot phase studies are encouraging.

Dr. Olsen also collaborates with numerous drug delivery experts. He and co-workers have described novel methods of drug delivery such as the suprachoroidal route drug delivery. Novel studies on the use of aerosolized drug delivery to control PVR (proliferative vitreoretinopathy, or scar tissue formation) also represent an ongoing pre-clinical area of funded study.

Dr. Olsen’s lab is designed to replicate the current modern vitreoretinal surgical arena. As principal investigator, he has conducted over 26 independent study projects, authored or co-authored over 128 peer-reviewed paper, co-authored five books, 24 book chapters, and received grants currently just over $7.4M.

My Clinical Interests

  • diabetic retinopathy
  • macular degeneration
  • retinal detachment
  • retinal disease
  • vitreoretinal disease/surgery

Academic Profile

Degree

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Saint Luke's Hospital, Kanas City, MO

Locations & Appointments

3 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Eye Center, Clifton Campus

1365B Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404 778-2020
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2

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30342
  • 404-778-2020
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3

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30342
  • 404-778-2020
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

4

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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5

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Degree

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Saint Luke's Hospital, Kanas City, MO