A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Kevin Olson, DO, PhD

Dr. Olson is remembered for his commitment to clinical teaching at OU-HCOM.

Kevin Olson, DO, Ph.D., a former president of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, died Jan. 13, in Upper Arlington, Ohio. He was 61.

After graduating medical school in 1987 from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), Dr. Olson owned and practiced at Columbus Health Professionals for nearly 30 years.

From 1999-2000, he served as president of the Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. In 2015, he received Master Faculty status, the highest honor bestowed upon faculty members at OU-HCOM, for his exceptional contributions to clinical training in family medicine.

Dr. Olson loved local arts and theater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: the Helen P. Alkire Scholarship Fund (Fund Number 600066), c/o The Ohio State University Department of Dance, 316 Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Upper Arlington, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Blvd., Grandview Heights, Ohio.

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