Michael Olson, MD, PhD Radiation Oncologist

Michael Olson, MD, PhD is a Radiation Oncologist for Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • NEW: Online doctor visits
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Central Nervous System Cancers
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Lung Cancers
  • Rectal and Anal Cancers
  • Bladder and Prostate Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancers and Breast Cancers

About the Doctor

Mike Olson, MD, PhD, obtained his degrees in pharmacology and cancer biology, researching molecular processes of cellular death critical to the treatment of human cancers. Wanting to see the benefits of his work directly, Dr. Olson decided to pursue a career in clinical medicine. His areas of expertise include:

From the Doctor

I am a native of the Northeast having grown up in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. I met my wife in southern California and we have since moved throughout the country, living in North Carolina where I attended Duke, northern California while I was at Stanford, and most recently Jacksonville in 2009. I have a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters. Together, we play tennis and enjoy the wonderful Florida coast.

I am a huge proponent of patient-centered care. It is my role to help you understand your disease, inform you on the pros and cons of each treatment and provide you guidance as you make the choices that best fit your priorities. As a cancer researcher, I believe in making the latest in cancer therapies available to you. As a natural optimist, I am aggressive in the design of cancer-directed therapies. As a spiritual person, I understand that we physicians often cannot control events, but it is my honor and privilege to walk beside you on your journey and smooth out bumps in the road, as best as I am able. My patients know that I am their constant ally and we will exhaust any and all reasonable options as we battle your disease together.

I have been truly fortunate in my life and believe in giving back to the community by volunteering with We Care Jacksonville, and supporting the Baptist Health Foundation.


Interim Head, Division of Radiation Oncology


Radiation Oncologist


American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate 1990 - 1994
Harvey Mudd College - Registrar, Claremont, CA
Graduate 1994 - 1996
California Institute of Technology - Registrar, Pasadena, CA
Doctor of Medicine - Medical School 1996 - 2004
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Doctor of Philosophy - Post Graduate 1996 - 2004
Duke Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Durham, NC
Internship 2004 - 2005
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency 2005 - 2009
Stanford University Radiation Oncology Residency, Stanford, CA

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital

Ages Treated

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Adolescent
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Senior

Legal Practice Name

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center