Nathan P. Olafsen

Nathan P. Olafsen, MD

Specializes In
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in tendon and joint disorders, sports-related injures in runners and other endurance athletes as well as adaptive, overhead, and younger athletes.Common diagnoses treated include: Carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar herniated disc, osteoarthritis, radiculopathy (sciatica), stress fractures, tendon and ligament injuries. Common procedures include: Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/nerve conduction studies), fluoroscopic lumbar spine injections, hyaluronic acid injections, peripheral joint injections (fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided).

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Publications & Research

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Fellowship, Sports Medicine

2017 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2016 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Medical Degree

2012 University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO