Patricia Olson, MD, PhD

Office Address

Department of Neurology
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Patricia Olson is currently an adult neurology resident at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the Department of Neurology. Her academic career started at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Biology. She then attended graduate school in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience where she applied electrophysiological techniques to study dopamine modulation in the basal ganglia, earning a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. In an effort to continue her education and work toward becoming a physician-scientist, she returned to Indiana to attend Indiana University School of Medicine to earn an MD before matching at UK.

Leadership Role(s)

  • Department of Neurology Wellness Committee Resident Leader
  • University of Kentucky Wellness in Training Committee
  • Advancing Best Care at UK Stroke Standards of Care Committee
  • Finding Meaning in Medicine Group Member
  • Current Wellness Committee Resident Leader

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


University of Kentucky Adult Neurology

Fellowship Plans

Currently applying to headache fellowship programs

Medical Licensure Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Handover Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Clinical and Research Interests:

Interests include both primary and secondary headache conditions including headache in stroke; non-pharmaceutical approaches to chronic headache management; and understanding neural networks involved in headache, the progression of the headache condition, and their role in treatment options

Medical Licensure Certifications:

As currently listed on the website

Professional Memberships:

  • American Neurological Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Headache Society
  • Society for Neuroscience

Poster Presentations:

ANA Annual Meeting October 2020:

# headache: When A Common Problem Becomes A Neurological Emergency In Acute Stroke Patients