Amy L. Olson
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Amy L. Olson, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Olson is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

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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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Dr. Olson is easy to talk to and explains her treatment and care in very understandable language. I highly recommend Dr. Olson and appreciate her quallity of care. She's the best.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
*Dr. Amy Olson is an extremely empathetic intelligent doctor who improved the quality of my life significantly! I was on oxygen 24/7 until she put together a NJH medical team who treated me. I now do NOT need oxygen during the day except altitudes and airplane flights. I LOVE HER!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
*Dr. Olson is one of a kind physician. I rate her higher than very good.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
1st visit w/provider. Have heard excellent things about her.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
Dr. Amy Olson is by far the best physician I have ever encountered. I have multiple health problems, but she is on top of everything and pays attention to the details. Whatever I need, she takes care of it. She is genuinely concerned about me and my health. I have recommended her to others. Only one person was able to wiggle into her schedule since she isn't taking new patients. But I recommend her ALL the time. She is top notch. I hope she never ever leaves NJH.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
I feel that she is a very thorough and excellent doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
I think the world of Dr. Olsen. She cares about me, has called me between visits to check on me. she is great.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
I love Amy!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
I appreciate Dr. Olson's thoroughness with my whole person, not just my lungs. I know she is genuinely concerned for me and my health. She seemed somewhat distracted or perplexed this visit, but I always look forward to seeing her.

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