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General Surgery
Thyroid Surgery
Diseases & Surgery of the Breasts
Gastro-Intestinal Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Procedures
Including:
Gallbladder
Inguinal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia
Colon
Spleen
Appendix

Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy

 


 


Alex B. Olsen, M.D.
 

Education

Undergraduate Degree:





Doctor of Medicine:

 


Post Graduate Training:




University of Houston
Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude
2002


Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Doctor of Medicine, 2007


University of Mississippi Medical Center
General Surgery Intern
Jackson, MS
2007 - 2008

St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
General Surgery Resident
Phoenix, AZ
2008 - 2011

University of Texas Health Science Center
Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow
Houston, TX
2011 - 2012

St. Josephs Hospital & Medical Center
General Surgery Resident
Phoenix, AZ
2012 - 2014

Texas Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellow
Houston, TX
2014 - 2015
 

Certifications:

USMLE Step 1,2,3:
Successfully Completed

ATLS Instructor

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Instructor

COURSES

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Advance Trauma Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

 

Professional Memberships:

 


American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

Texas Medical Association

SAGES

APSA
 

 

Presentations: Poss Olsen AB, Ke D, Zhao J, Cox C, Moore-Olufemi S. (2013, February). Gastroschisis-Related Intestinal Dysfunction (GRID): Evaluating Inflammatory Remodeling In Human Intestinal Smooth Muscle Cell Migration . Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress; New Orleans, LA.

Bedi S, Hetz R, Olsen AB, Williams S, Thomas C, Smith P, Hamilton J, Mays RW, Cox, C. (2013, February). Intravenous Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cell Improve Spatial Learning after Traumatic Brain Injury. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress; New Orleans, LA.

Chu, J., Hetz, R., Olsen, AB. Cox, C., Uray, K. (2012, September). Edema-Induced PAK Activation Negatively Regulates MLC Phosphorylation and Inhibits Intestinal Motility. Oral Presentation to be presented at: Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2012; Bologna, Italy.

Olsen AB., Ke D., Cox C., Moore-Olufemi S. (2012, September). Pediatric Intestinal Failure: Evaluating Inflammatory-Remodeling (IR) In Human Intestinal Smooth Muscle. Oral Presentation to be presented at: 7th International Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium; Pittsburgh, PA.

Olsen, AB, Hetz, R., Cox, C., Uray, K. (2012, February). Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Intestinal Motility. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress; Las Vegas, NV.

Hook-Dufresne D, Ke D, Olsen AB, Cox C, Moore-Olefumi S. (February 2014) Transforming Growth Factor-β3 Alters Human Intestinal Smooth Muscle Cell Function and Gene Expression. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress; San Diego, CA.


 

Publications: Olsen, AB, Hetz, R., Xue H, Aroom K, Bhattarai D, Johnson E, Bedi S, Cox, C, Uray, K. Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Intestinal contractility. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2013 July 25 (7): 593-e463

Smith, K. Neurogastroenterology: TBI affects Intestinal Motility. Nature. May 2013 (10) 4.

Olsen, AB, Ralhan, T, Harris, J, Evani, V. (2012, March). Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2013 July 27(5):674-8

Hetz R, Bedi S, Olson S, Olsen AB, Cox C. Progenitor Cells: Therapeutic Targets after Traumatic Brain Injury. Translational Stroke Research. 2012 May; 2(222): 318-322.

Olsen, AB, Grebe, T., Joganic, E. Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis as a Genetic Disorder: A Review. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2012 Feb; 35(6): 413-419.

Olsen, AB, McGill, L. Idiopathic gastric perforation in an asplenic infant. African Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012 Jan; 9(1): 74-76.

Olsen, AB, Pargman, S., Gillespie, T. Solitary splenic metastasis from ovarian carcinosarcoma: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2011 Feb; 10(5): 51-56.

Olsen, AB, Hetz, R., Bedi, S., Cox, C. (2012). Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury. In Curtis L. Cetrulo, Kyle Cetrulo (Ed.), Perinatal Stem Cells (pp. 50-75). Hoboken, NJ. Wiley-Blackwell.


 

Certification:


 
Licensure in state of Texas 2010

 

 

 

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