Soren L. Olson, M.D.

Dr. Soren Olson is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine. He has a particular interest in complex injuries of the knee and shoulder, ligament and tendon injuries, complex fractures, and late effects of fractures and pelvic fractures. Dr. Olson began practicing at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists in 2011.

After graduating from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Olson received his medical degree from the University of Washington Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Upon completing medical school, he underwent his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington Medicine. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico. Dr. Olson enrolled at Harborview Medical Center UW Medicine, Seattle, where he underwent an orthopaedic trauma fellowship.

When not seeing patients for elbow, knee, shoulder, sports medicine, or trauma-related injuries, Dr. Olson is fly-fishing, hunting, climbing, or backpacking. He also enjoys cycling, skiing, golfing, and playing his guitar.

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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999

Medical School

University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004


General Surgery, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004–2005


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2005–2009


  • Sports Medicine, Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM, 2009–2010
  • Orthopaedic Trauma, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2010–2011


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • MultiCare Deaconess Hospital
  • MultiCare Valley Hospital
  • Providence Holy Family Hospital
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • The Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Medical Interests


  • "Temperature sufficient to produce osteonecrosis are reached in vitro and in vivo during glenoid preparation for shoulder arthroscopy."
  • "Correction of clawed hallux deformity: comparison of the Jones procedure and FHL transfer in a cadaver model." 2007
  • "Muscular imbalances resulting in a clawed hallux." 2003

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Olson and his office crew really care. Finest care, and take time with you. Highly recommend” — Sheryl D.

“Dr. Soren Olson made me feel at ease with my upcoming procedure. He took the time to explain the procedure and answered all my questions. The procedure went beautifully. I was very fortunate and my pain was minimal, nothing that just ice didn't take care of. At my postop appt, Dr. Olson took a lot of time to show me all the pictures of my hip joint and the repair that he performed. Flawless experience! Thank you, Dr. Olson!” — Kathleen H.

“Dr. Olson is always attentive and thorough. He is very willing to share any information with us and to answer questions.” — Donald H.

“Dr. Olson is the best. Every time I see him he helps me. He talks and explains everything clearly. I trust him completely.” — Elizabeth T.

“I had a very serious injury over a year ago. My family and friends where very concerned if I would even walk again, myself included. I received wonderful work, caring, and great positive support and concern from the staff. Dr. Olson did many surgeries and made it possible for me to walk again and ride my horse, which was very important to me. Always checked on me couple times a day over a 3 week time period, always caring about me and any questions I might have! One time he wasn’t able to see me and apologized, that is a doctor who really cares about you. Loved his drawings explaining everything that they would be doing. Never have seen anyone who cares so much about his patients! Thank you so much for making it possible for me to have a normal life again!” — Melanie K.