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Joshua R. Olsen, MD

joshua olsen, md.


Fellowship: New England Baptist Sports Medicine, 2014 – 2015

Internship/Residency: University of Rochester Orthopaedic, 2009 – 2014

Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, M.D., 2005 – 2009

Undergraduate: Messiah College, B.S. in Biochemistry, 2001 – 2005

Certification examinations

Licensed in New York State

Licensed in Commonwealth of Massacheusetts

American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryBoard Certified & Sports Certified


Joshua Olsen, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. In private practice since 2015, his clinical practice includes sports medicine (including cartilage preservations), knee reconstruction (ACL, meniscal repair), rotator cuff, instability and arthroplasty, total knee replacement, fracture and injury repair.

Professional experience

Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates, 2015 – 2019

FF Thompson Director of Physical Therapy and Services, 2017 – 2019

Greater Rochester Orthopaedics, PC., 2019 – current

Academic appointment

Tufts Student Health Clinic / Urgent Care, 2015

URMC Orthopaedic Community Care Clinic: Resident Coordinator, 2013 – 2014

Stony Brook University: Gross Anatomy Teaching Assistant, 2006

Messia College, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant, 2003 – 2005

Fegley Mason Contractor, 2001 – 20015

Professional organizations

Monroe County Medical Society2015 – present

Arthroscopy Association of North America2014 – present

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine2014 – present

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery2009 – present

Awards and honors

University of Rochester Orthopaedic Residency, Harris Award, 2014

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Scholar, 2012

Strong Memorial Hospital Strong Star Award, 2010

Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society, 2008

Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2008

National Dean’s List, 1st year academic honors, 2006

Most Outstanding Biochemist, Messiah College, 2005

1st Place Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Research Symposium,2004

Sigma Zeta National Science & Mathematics Honors Society, 2003

Eagle Scout, 2000


Olsen JR, Kellum EL, Lacerte E, Miller SL. A Comparison of Non-Operative and Operative Treatment of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015;3.

Olsen JR, Hunter J, Baumhauer J. Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013;44(2):225-41.

Olsen JR, Chu J, Drinkwater CJ. Lateral Entry Recon Femoral Nail for Treatment of Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture after Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty: A Case Report. J Orthopaedics 2012;9(3)e2.

Olsen JR, Shields E, Williams RB, Miller R, Maloney M, Voloshin I. A comparison of cortical button with interference screw versus suture anchor techniques for distal biceps brachii tendon repairs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(11).

Abstracts and presentations

Olsen JR, Kellum E, Lacerte E, Miller SL. A Comparison of Non-Operative and Operative Treatment of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 2015 New England Baptist Research Symposium. 2015.

Olsen JR, Williams RB, Maloney MD, Miller RJ, Rouse LM, Voloshin I. Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: A Comparison Suture Anchors vs. Tension Slide Techniques. International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2013. Arthroscopy Association of North America. 2013.

Hunter JG, Olsen JR, Anglen J, DiGiovanni CW, Baumhauer J. The Most Common Patient Safety Problems in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. American Academy of Orthopaedics Annual Meeting. 2013. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting. 2012.

Olsen J, Riddle RC, Donahue HJ. Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium. 2004.