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Cheryl Olson, MD

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Dr. Cheryl Olson, MD


9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 660
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • General Surgery


General surgeon, Cheryl Olson, MD, joined Surgical Associates of La Jolla in 1998. While on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Dr. Olson has been a leader in the community serving as section chief in general surgery, on the Ximed board of directors, as well as president of both the San Diego Society of General Surgeons and the San Diego Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Exemplifying the quality of her care and the utmost respect of her peers, she has been selected as one of "San Diego’s Top doctors” five times in the last 8 years.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1997

Medical Education

  • University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center, MD, 1989


  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, General Surgery, 1990


  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, General Surgery, 1996
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