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Micah L. Olson, MD

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Areas of Expertise

  • Obesity


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Micah L. Olson, MD

I greatly enjoy being a Pediatric Endocrinologist, and what I love most is getting to know my patients and their families. I am a Phoenix native and third-generation Phoenician. After receiving a B.A. in Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, I attended medical school at University of Arizona, completed a Pediatric Residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and finally a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UT Southwestern in Dallas. In addition to my clinical roles, I serve as the Director for Continuing Medical Education at Phoenix Children's, and also have dedicated time to serve as the Study Physician for NIH-funded pediatric obesity research studies based at Arizona State University. My clinical and research interests include type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cholesterol disorders, and obesity. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 children, reading, and coaching my kids' sports teams.
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Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical School / Education

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Pediatric Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ


University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Pediatric Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics, The Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society


  • Top-Doc

Research & Publications

Olson ML, Maalouf NM, Oden JD, White PC, Hutchison MR. Vitamin D deficiency in obese children and its relationship to glucose homeostasis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012; 97(1):279-85. PMID: 22072738

Rosenfeld A, Arrington D, Miller J, Olson M, Gieseking A, Etzl M, Schembri A, Kaplan A. A review of childhood and adolescent craniopharyngiomas with particular attention to hypothalamic obesity. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jan ;50(1):40-10. PMID: 24188907

Oatman OJ, Djedjos CS, Olson ML, Shub MD. Diabetes mellitus in microvillus inclusion disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Dec; 59(6):e50-1. PMID: 23648791

Oatman OJ, McClellan DR, Olson ML, Garcia-Filion P. Endocrine and pubertal disturbances in optic nerve hypoplasia, from infancy to adolescence. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2015; 2015(1):8. PMID: 25878671

Gkourogianni A, Andrew M, Tyzinski L, Crocker M, Douglas J, Dunbar N, Fairchild J, Funari MF, Heath KE, Jorge AA, Kurtzman T, LaFranchi S, Lalani S, Lebl J, Lin Y, Los E, Newbern D, Nowak C, Olson M, Popovic J, Pruhova S, Elblova L, Quintos JB, Segerlund E, Sentchordi L, Shinawi M, Stattin EL, Swartz J, Angel AG, Cuellar SD, Hosono H, Sanchez-Lara PA, Hwa V, Baron J, Nilsson O, Dauber A. Clinical characterization of patients with autosomal dominant short stature due to aggrecan mutations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Feb 1; 102(2):460-469. PMID: 27870580

Williams AN, Konopken YP, Keller CS, Castro FG, Arcoleo KJ, Barraza E, Patrick DL, Olson ML, Shaibi GQ. Culturally-grounded diabetes prevention program for obese Latino youth: Rationale, design, and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:68-76. PMID: 28104469

Soltero EG, Konopken YP, Olson ML, Keller CS, CastroFG, Williams AN, Patrick DL, Ayers S, Hu HH, Sandoval M, Pimentel J, Knowler WC, Frick KD, Shaibi GQ. Preventing diabetes in obese Latino youth with prediabetes: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017 Mar 16; 17(1):261. PMID: 28302101

Olson M, Chambers M, Shaibi G. Pediatric markers of adult cardiovascular disease. Current Pediatr Rev. 2017; 13(4)255-259. PMID: 29345597

Shahid M, Shaibi GQ, Baines H, Garcia-Filion P, Gonzalez-Garcia Z, Olson M. Risk of hypoglycemia in youth with type 2 diabetes on insulin. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jun 27; 31(6):625-630. PMID: 29750653

Obesity and Prevention Type 2 Diabetes