Dr. James Olson is an Idaho native, graduating Cum Laude from Albertson College of Idaho. He then attended The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and was awarded his MD degree in 1995. He completed his surgical residency in Denver, Colorado at the University of Colorado in 2000. Following residency, Dr. Olson was appointed Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Attending Staff at Los Angeles County Hospital. During this time he continued specialized training in the field of colon and rectal surgery at USC. There he served as Associate Director of the Anorectal Physiology Lab in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery. His formal colorectal surgery training was completed in 2002 at USC under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert W. Beart Jr.