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.



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

  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopaedics


  • "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