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Ophthalmologist (eyes)
32 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karl Olsen is Excellent. Dr. Olsen has been reviewed by 26 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 3.8
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Karl Olsen, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Eye Cancer
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Retina Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Olsen graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Pittsburgh, PA
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Pittsburgh


Dr. Olsen has 23 hospital affiliations:

  • Allegheny General Hospital 
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside 


  • English
  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. Karl Raymond Olsen MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 32 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Karl R. Olsen practice?
Dr. Karl Olsen has 3 office locations.
Dr. Karl Olsen practices Ophthalmology near Pittsburgh, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Altoona, PA and Johnstown, PA.
See Pittsburgh Ophthalmologists.