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Dr. Jeffrey Olson


Jeffrey J. Olson, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. His clinical interests include primary and revision shoulder replacement, rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, scapulothoracic disorders and tendon transfers, fractures, and sports-related conditions and procedures such as Tommy John surgery.

Dr. Olson grew up in Massachusetts where he attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. Following graduation, he completed his orthopedic surgery training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, where he was elected administrative chief resident in his final year. Following residency, he went on to complete a one-year fellowship specializing in Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery at the Washington University in St. Louis, MO. During his training, he has been grateful to learn directly from some of the world’s experts in shoulder surgery including Jay D. Keener, Jon J.P. Warner, and Bassem Elhassan.

Dr. Olson is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work at national orthopaedic meetings. He reviews manuscripts for publication in the journals Arthroscopy and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Dr. Olson enjoys spending his free time with family including his daughter Josie and his German Shorthaired Pointer Macie. He enjoys traveling, hiking, sports, and working out. He is an avid Boston sports fan.


Undergraduate:College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in Biology; 2008-2012
Medical School:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; 2013-2017
Residency:Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program; 2017-2022
Fellowship:Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery – Washington University in St. Louis, MO; 2022-2023

Curriculum Vitae

Hospital Affiliations

Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center

Glastonbury Surgery Center

Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Orthopaedic Trauma Association


1. Olson JJ, Hill JR, Wang J, Sefko JA, Teefey SA, Middleton WD. Predictors of Pain Development for Contralateral Asymptomatic Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tears based on Features of a Ipsilateral Painful Cuff Tear – A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery. (2023)

2. Olson JJ, Granger CJ, Hill JR, Aleem AW, Keener JD, Zmistowski BM. Revision of Failed Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with Reverese: Short-term Clinical Outcomes. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery. 2023

3. Grisdela P, Olson JJ, Guild T, Dekhne M, Hresko A, Singh UM, Weaver MJ, von Keudell AG,  Stenquist D.  Complications and soft tissue coverage after complete articular, open tibial plateau fractures. Injury. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2022.12.012

4. Cho, E, Taylor, A, Olson, JJ, Entezari, V, Vallier, HA. Complications are infrequent after humeral shaft fractures due to low energy gunshot injuries. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma ():10.1097/BOT.0000000000002491, September 16, 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002491

5. Olson JJ, O’Donnell EA, Dang K, Huynh TM, Lu AZ, Kim C, Haberli J, Warner JJP, Prevalence, Management, and Outcomes of Nerve Injury after Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case Control Study and Review of the Literature, JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques (2022), doi: https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.xrrt.2022.04.009.

6. Olson JJ, Galetta MD, Keller RE, Oh LS, O’Donnell EA, Systematic Reviewof Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Management of Instability Following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques (2022), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xrrt.2022.02.009.

7. Entezari V*, Olson JJ*, Vallier HA. Predictors of traumatic nerve injury and nerve recovery following humeral shaft fracture. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 May 5:S1058-2746(21)00405-5. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2021.04.025PMID: 33964428.

8. Olson JJ, Anand K, Esposito JG, von Keudell AG, Rodriguez EK, Smith RM, Weaver MJ. Complications and Soft Tissue Coverage Following Complete Articular, Open Tibial Plafond Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002074. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33675626.

9. Olson JJ, Zhang B, Zhu D, Zheng ET, Dyer GSM, Rozental TD, LaPorte DM. Do Resident Surgical Volumes and Level of Training Correlate with Improved Performance on Psychomotor Skills Tasks: Construct Validity Testing of an ASSH Training Platform (STEP)? JB JS Open Access. 2021 Feb 19;6(1):e20.00123. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.20.00123. PMID: 33748639; PMCID: PMC7963499.

10.   Olson JJ, Dyer GSM. “Skinny Wire and Plate Fixation for Complex Intraarticular Distal Humerus Fractures: A Novel Surgical Technique and Results.” JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques 1 (2021) 34e40

11.   Olson JJ, Entezari V, Vallier HA. Risk factors for nonunion after traumatic humeral shaft fractures in adults. JSES Int. 2020 Jul 23;4(4):734-738. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.06.009. PMID: 33345208; PMCID: PMC7738446.

12.   Olson JJ, Schwab PE, Jackson J, Lange JK, Bedair HS, Abdeen A. HIV-Positive Patients Are at Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism After Total Joint Replacement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun 1;29(11):479-485. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-00737. PMID: 33252548.

13.   Olson JJ, Anand K, von Keudell A, Esposito JG, Rodriguez EK, Smith RM, Weaver MJ. Judicious Use of Early Fixation of Closed, Complete Articular Pilon Fractures Is Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Deep Infection or Wound Complications. J Orthop Trauma. 2021 Jun 1;35(6):300-307. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001991. PMID: 33165207.

14.   Cronin PK, Olson JJ, Harris MB, Weaver MJ. Severe aortic stenosis is associated with perioperative mortality in proximal femur fracture patients. OTA Int. 2020 May 5;3(2):e054. doi: 10.1097/OI9.0000000000000054. PMID: 33937694; PMCID: PMC8022902.

15.   Masoudi A, Beamer BS, Harlow ER, Manoukian OS, Walley KC, Hertz B, Haeussler C, Olson JJ, Zurakowski D, Nazarian A, Ramappa AJ, DeAngelis JP. “Biomechanical Evaluation of an All-Inside Suture-Based Device for Repairing Longitudinal Meniscal Tears.” Arthroscopy. 2015 Mar; 31(3):428-34. PMID: 25442653.

16.   Beamer BS, Masoudi A, Walley KC, Harlow ER, Manoukian OS, Hertz B, Haeussler C, Olson JJ, DeAngelis JP, Nazarian A, Ramappa AJ. “Analysis of a New All-Inside Versus Inside-Out Technique for Repairing Radial Meniscal Tears.”  Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb; 31(2):293-8. PMID: 25312766.


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