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Michael D. Olson, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Olson is an otolaryngologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Olson specializes in the surgical treatment of sleep apnea and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the Head and Neck.

His primary areas of focus are:

-Sleep apnea surgery (soft tissue, jaw advancement, and airway stimulation therapy)

-Functional and cosmetic nasal reconstruction

-Facial reconstruction after skin cancer

-Facial fracture repair

-Aesthetic surgery of the face

In addition to his clinical and surgical activities, Dr. Olson is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows.

  1. Facial deformity
  2. Facial fracture
  3. Facial injury
  4. Malocclusion
  5. Obstructive sleep apnea
  6. Sleep apnea
  7. Sleep disorders
  1. Face lift
  2. Facial fracture repair
  3. Facial nerve rehabilitation
  4. Glossectomy
  5. Nasal septal reconstruction
  6. Nasal valve repair
  7. Oral surgery
  8. Rhinoplasty
  9. Tonsillectomy
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Aesthetic and functional nasal reconstruction
  • Mohs facial reconstruction
  • Aesthetic facial surgery
  • Facial fracture repair
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Robotic surgery for sleep apnea
  1. 2018
    Mayo Clinic Scholar - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Sleep Apnea Surgery FellowshipTexas Facial Plastic and ENT
  2. 2017
    ResidentOtolaryngology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2012
    MDMayo Medical School
  4. 2004
    MPAS - PA-C, Masters of Physician Assistant StudiesAugsburg College
  5. 2001
    BA - Biology with Chemistry MinorUniversity of St. Thomas


  1. 2018
    Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2022 Top DoctorsMinnesota Monthly
  2. 2021
    2021 Top Performing Provider Award in ExperienceTop Performing Provider Patient Experience Award

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Physician LeadAskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  2. 2020 - present
    Advisory Panel MemberCapitis CMF purchasing group
  3. 2020 - present
    Active MemberENT Research Executive Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    Physician LeaderFrancis 6C Medical Director
  5. 2018 - present
    Active MemberENT Clinical Competency Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    active memeberENT CPC committee
  7. 2018 - present
    active memeberENT Educational Committee
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational Surgical Sleep Society
  11. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Research activities

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