Dr. Jerold Olson, MD

Dr. Jerold Olson, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jerold Olson is a facial plastic surgeon in Tucson. He is a native of Southern Arizona and was educated both as an undergraduate and medical student at the University of Arizona. To meet with Dr. Olson, request a consultation online or call (520) 731-1110. Training & Professional Accomplishments After graduating from medical school, Dr. Olson began general surgery training at the University of Texas San Antonio, followed by a residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern. He completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery at the prestigious Hedgewood Surgical Center in New Orleans, LA under the preceptorship of Dr. Calvin Johnson. Dr. Olson returned to Tucson, Arizona, in 1995 as section chief of otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center (UMC). While he was there, UMC was nationally recognized for excellence in the area of head and neck surgery. Dr. Olson was the first fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon in Southern Arizona. Dr. Olson established his private practice in 2001. Then in December 2007, he teamed up with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine A. Orlick and founded Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery. Areas of Specialization Currently, Dr. Olson practices a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures, both cosmetic and reconstructive. He also is involved with the Children's Rehabilitative Services clinic for the treatment of children with congenital deformities. Dr. Olson is known for his expertise in performing rhinoplasty, including the correction of both cosmetic and functional nasal problems. He has been an invited speaker on the topic of rhinoplasty both locally and internationally. Husband & Father Dr. Olson is married to Mercy Olson, RN who plays an active role in the practice. They have two kids and enjoy the many outdoor activities that Southern Arizona has to offer.

Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery

7418 N La Cholla Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85741
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Jerold Olson is a facial plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. At his practice, Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, he offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery. Please visit his website for a full list of available procedures.
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Dr. Olson's Experience

Dr. Olson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer


  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Removal

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Fellowship In Facial Plastic Surgery At Hedgewood Surgical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Section Chief Of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery At The University Of Arizona Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
based on 112 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Olson's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Sahuarita, AZ |
I took my Mom to see Dr. Olson for a removal and pathology of a tumor inside the forward vestibule of her nose. His knowledge and attention to detail was beyond reproach. He is a Physician that will listen to you and will take the necessary time to explain in detail what needs to be done. He is a "patient first" and "solution focused" Physician; which makes him a "Top Doc". Dr. Steven R. Penny, M.D (EU)
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Dr. Olson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Federal Employee Program
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Golden Rule PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Olson has admitting privileges

Banner - University Medical Center South
2800 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
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