Kevin Olsen, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Emory University
BS, University of Florida
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Dr. Kevin Olsen is an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician in Boston, MA and is affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida. He then received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, serving as chief resident in his final year. He completed his Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In addition, Dr. Olsen serves as the EMS Medical Director for Westover Air Reserve Base and a Critical Care Air Transport Physician for the USAF. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Neurocritical Care.

Dr. Olsen serves as a mentor for anesthesiology and surgical residents throughout St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. His focus is on resident education, crisis management, and simulation. He is the Co-Chair for Simulation in the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and also serves as the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Medical Director. In addition, Dr. Olsen is the Chair of Resident Wellness - having developed the leadership curriculum consisting of lecture series, book club and out of hospital wellness activities. Beyond this, Dr. Olsen serves on the Surgical Excellence Committee and has led the efforts to improve the perioperative experience and safety for patients while also improving operating room efficiency through the First Case on Time Start Initiative and the Perioperative Administration of Vancomycin Requirement.

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  1. Olsen KR, Cometa MA, Zasimovich Y. Pterygopalatine Ganglion Block as a Rescue Technique for Failed Epidural Blood Patch. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2020 Dec; 48(6):502-504. PMID: 33313591; PMCID: PMC7720828; DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.06887;
  2. LaGrew JE, Olsen KR, Frantz A. Volatile anaesthetic for treatment of respiratory failure from status asthmaticus requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jan 15; 13(1). PMID: 31948977; PMCID: PMC7021127; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-231507;
  3. Olsen KR, Lupi R, Dillon F, White JD. Sugammadex and labetalol precipitation. J Clin Anesth. 2020 May; 61:109680. PMID: 31892453
  4. Hall DJ, Mira JC, Hoffman MR, Keshava HB, Olsen KR, Hardaway JC, Underwood PW, Hawley KL, Turner PL, Antony AB, Vasilopoulos T, Mouawad NJ. Postoperative surgical trainee opioid prescribing practices (POST-OPP): A national survey. J Opioid Manag. 2019 Jul/Aug; 15(4):307-322. PMID: 31637683; DOI: 10.5055/jom.2019.0516;
  5. Olsen KR, LaGrew JE, Awoniyi CA, Goldstein JC. Undiagnosed hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2018 Dec 18; 12(1):372. PMID: 30558652; PMCID: PMC6298014; DOI: 10.1186/s13256-018-1904-8;
  6. Olsen KR, Hall DJ, Mira JC, Underwood PW, Antony AB, Vasilopoulos T, Sarosi GA. Postoperative surgical trainee opioid prescribing practices (POST OPP): an institutional study. J Surg Res. 2018 09; 229:58-65. PMID: 29937017; DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.03.011;
  7. Olsen KR, Screws AL, Vose SO. Blood Patch in a Jehovah's Witness: Case Report of a Novel Arterial-to-Epidural Closed-Circuit Technique. A A Pract. 2018 Apr 15; 10(8):201-203. PMID: 29652685
  8. Olsen K, Bannister L, Deshmukh A, Hall DJ, Mira JC, Patel R, Vasilopoulos T. Simulation-Based Learning Improves Anesthesiology Resident Self-Efficacy in Critical Skills: a Flipped Classroom Approach. Medical Science Educator. 2017; 28(1). View Publication
  9. Olsen K, Johnson A, Castillo S, Bennett J, Ryan MF. Diagnosis and Treatment of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome in the Emergency Department. Open Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 5(5):1-7. View Publication
  10. Hannabass K, Olsen KR. Fat burn X: burning more than fat. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 25; 2016. PMID: 26811412; PMCID: PMC4735151; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2015-213374;
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Kevin Olsen, MD, Receives Outstanding Resident Educator Award

University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology 3/25/2019

2019 University of Florida, Department of Anesthesiology: Outstanding Senior Resident
2019 University of Florida, Department of Anesthesiology: Michael E. Mahla Exceptional Resident of the Year
2019 University of Florida, Department of Anesthesiology: Transition to Practice Resident Award
2019 University of Florida, Department of Anesthesiology: Outstanding Resident Educator Award
2019 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2019 Alpha Omega Alpha
2019 Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
2018 Education Section, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Best Poster Presentation
2018 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Outstanding Junior Resident Award
2017 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Outstanding Achieve in Critical Care Medicine
2016 College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Service Key Award
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