Amy L. Olson
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — 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

    National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



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

    Patient Ratings

    The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

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


    Recommended to others

    Explanation of problem/condition

    Shows concerns for your questions

    Includes you in decisions

    Spoke using clear language

    Amount of time spent with you

    Confidence in your doctor


    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 PatientJune, 2016
    All very good.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr Olson always gives me the very best care and is very concerned how I am doing

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Olson is the best!

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    *Dr. Olson is the best doctor ever. She has great concern for my well being.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I moved to Colorado in August. I did not look for a doctor right away, but when I got my primary care physician, she recommended National Jewish Health. I was given an appointment with Dr. Olson. When I first went to see her, I was amazed at how much time she spent with me. NEVER has ANY doctor spent that much time with me. It was so nice that they showed how much they cared about me and my health issues, and explaining what our course of action should be to treat it. There is absolutely no comparison between here and the care I received in Michigan. I wish I moved to Colorado sooner!!

    National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
    She's the best doctor I've ever had in my 79+ years.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    *Dr. Olson is fantastic.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Love *Dr. Olson! Everyone else has been wonderful as well.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Love Dr. Olson! She keeps trying to help me which I greatly appreciate.

    National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
    *Dr. Olson is the best doctor that I've ever had. She truly cares about her patients.