Amy L. Olson
Amy L. Olson, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Olson is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Research Interests

Interstitial Lung Diseases including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Autoimmune Lung Diseases, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Bronchiolitis.


University of Colorado Denver, Internal Medicine/Chief Medical Resident
University of Colorado Denver, Public Health
University of Colorado Denver/ National Jewish Health, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2003-2004: The 8th Annual Elaine Cleary Faculty Award Recipient for Excellence in Education, Division of
Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
2002-2003: Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Colorado Denver

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Pulmonary


Olson AL, Swigris JJ, Sprunger DB, Fischer A, Fernandez-Perez ER, Solomon J, Murphy J, Cohen M, Raghu G, Brown KK. Rhuematoid arthritis-interstitial lung disease-associated mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Accepted for publication with minor revisions, June 2010.

Olson AL, Brown KK. Connective tissue disease-associated lung disorders. In: duBois RM, Richeldi L, eds. Interstitial Lung Diseases. European Respiratory Society, Monograph 46: December 2009. Olson AL, Swigris JJ, Raghu G, Brown KK. Seasonal variation: mortality rates from pulmonary fibrosis are higher in the winter. Chest 2009;136:16-22.

Olson AL, Huie TJ, Groshong SD, Cosgrove GP, Janssen WJ, Schwarz MI, Brown KK, Frankel SK. Acute exacerbations of fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a case series. Chest 2008;134:844-850.

Olson AL, Swigris JJ, Lezotte D, Norris J, Wilson C, Brown KK. Mortality rates from pulmonary fibrosis increased from 1992 to 2003 in the United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;176:277-284.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center
  • Swedish Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

2003-Present: Clinical Instructor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Assistant Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Wonderful experience.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
*Dr. Olson is the BEST - [Comment unrelated to the provider].

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr. Olson by far is the best doctor I have ever had in my countless experiences with medical care. She is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also treats me as a whole person and takes my numerous medical conditions into account. She explores all avenues to try to find causes and does not rely on treating symptoms alone. Dr. Olson epitomizes all the qualities of a top medical professional--she truly cares!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
My Telehealth Virtual Visit with Dr. Amy Olson was excellent. I'm delighted this is service is finally an option when appropriate. [PHI]. Telehealth Virtual Visits are a welcomed option [PHI]. I had all my symptoms, dates when health events occurred, Care Plan notes from the rest of my health team ready to go before our virtual session began. This way Dr. Olson had the broad view of my health, including what steps my other doctors are taking giving Dr. Olson the best vantage point how she could treat my issue at hand. Dr. Olson was spot on!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
Doctor Amy Olson has always been on top my health issues. She a awesome Doctor!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
*Dr. Olson took extra time to talk about how I should maneuver through COVID.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
[Comment unrelated to the provider] Dr. Olson is wonderful, an incredible supporter, and a highly valued member of my care team.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
*Dr. Olson is an exceptional doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
*Dr. Olson has always been very thorough. I appreciate her professionally & the care she has given me. I feel very confident putting my health in her hands.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Olson and, National Jewish!! I am so glad I was referred to her! She is very thorough and seems very genuinely interest in getting me better!

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