About Dr. Ty J. Olson
Dr. Olson performs a wide range of neurosurgical procedures for his patients, including minimally invasive spine surgery of all forms, anterior, posterior and lateral approaches to the spine, cervical disc replacement and fusion, awake craniotomies for tumors in eloquent regions of the brain and is Co-Director of The Gamma Knife Center at Monmouth Medical Center.
He truly enjoys helping his patients clearly understand the nature of their complex aliments and is greatly fulfilled performing the solutions he can offer them.
Dr. Olson began his study of neuroscience as an undergraduate at Stanford University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology. While there, Dr. Olson also rowed for the varsity crew all four years of his college career as a scholar-athlete on the Dean’s List. Subsequently, Dr. Olson attended Duke University School of Medicine earning his M.D. While in North Carolina, Dr. Olson conducted research on seizure propagation through the cerebral cortex utilizing optical imaging. Through this work he earned the Talmage Lee Peale award for outstanding research in neurobiology and a grant from the Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Olson then attended and completed his internship in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University followed by a residency in neurological surgery at the prestigious Neurological Institute of New York, NYPH, Columbia University.
Following his training, Dr. Olson continued his work at Columbia University Irving Medical Center as an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery all the while dedicating himself to helping the people of New Jersey working for the Neurosurgical Associates of New Jersey in Long Branch, NJ. Dr. Olson is a fully-certified diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of many national and state neurosurgical organizations including: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the AANS/CNS joint sections of both Spine and Tumors, the New Jersey State Society of Neurological Surgery, the Trigeminal Neuralgia Facial Pain Association and the Society for Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Olson has been a trustee of the Sharing Network in New Jersey and currently serves as a trustee of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board. Additionally, Dr. Olson has recently received the honor and privilege of serving as the Treasurer of the Neurosurgeons of New Jersey, P.C. as well as the President of the New Jersey State Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Throughout his 15 years in New Jersey, Dr. Olson has earned many accolades and awards, including Best Doctors listing 2007 to present, New Jersey Magazine Top Doctors listing 2011 to present and America’s Top Surgeons listing 2007 to present. Dr. Olson was honored by the Women’s Council of the Leon Hess Cancer Center, receiving their award for distinguished medical service to the community as well as special commendation and Senate Resolution from the New Jersey State Senate for “meritorious and exemplary service to the citizens of the State of New Jersey.”
In addition to working out of our Toms River and West Long Branch offices, Dr. Olson has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals.
See what Dr. Olson has accomplished over the years.
- NJ Top Docs (2011-Present)
- Best Doctors (2007-Present)
- America’s Top Surgeons (2007-Present)
- Aetna Medicare
- Aetna Meritain & Assure
- Aetna Signature (1199 & GEHA)
- Aetna Whole Health
- Cigna Mohawk Valley (PPO only thru Valley Cigna)
- Clover Medicare – Case by Case exception
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Card/Suitcase/PPO)
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (commercial)
- Horizon Braven Health (PPO, HMO-POS)
- Braven Medicare Choice PPO
- Braven Medicare Freedom PPO
- Braven Medicare Group HMO-POS
- Braven Medicare Access group HMO-POS
- Medicare (Part A and Part B)
- No Fault- NJ only
- Omnia (tier 1)
- Oxford Garden State Health Plan
- Oxford Health Plan
- UHC under Empire/NYSHIP plan
- United HealthCare (commercial, including All Savers) UMR
- Worker’s Comp- NJ Only