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Nathan P. Olafsen, MD

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Nathan Olafsen, M.D., specializes in the evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in tendon and joint disorders, sports-related injuries in runners and other endurance athletes, as well as adaptive, overhead and younger athletes. Dr. Olafsen also has a strong interest and involvement in the medical education for fellows, residents and medical students.

Pediatric Care

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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, MO
United States of America
6/30/2012

Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
United States of America
6/30/2016

Fellowship
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
United States of America
6/30/2017

Academic Positions and Locations

Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2020-Present: Associate Division Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2020-Present: Co-Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2010-Present: Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2018-Present: Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists
Awards and Honors
  • 2018-2019, Attending Physician of the Year, Physical Medicine of Rehabilitation Residency Program, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2018-2019, Excellence in Education, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Washington University School of Medicine
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Lecture: Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Residents, Fellows, & Medical Students Pre-Conference Workshop - Procedures in PM&R, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting (4/2020)
  • Lecture: STEP Ultrasound Course, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Antonio, Texas - Tissues and Needles (11/ 2019)
  • Lecture: STEP Ultrasound Course, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Antonio, Texas - Knee Clinical Applications and Pathology with Ultrasound (11/2019)
  • Lecture: MSK and Sport Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Washington - Hip and Pelvis Pain in the Runner (9/2019)

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