Prof. Dr. Ronald Paul

Associate Professor: Dept of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Duke University


Academic Career

  • High School Senior Matriculation with Honours, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, 1969
  • Diploma, Baptist Leadership Training School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1970
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Calgary, 1981
  • M.D. University of Calgary, 1986
  • Family Medicine Residency, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada 1986-8

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 2000, recertified 2006, 2015
  • Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, 1988
  • Diploma in Sport Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 1993
  • ACLS-renewed 1997, 1999, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2016 ATLS 1988, 1998
  • ACLS instructor 2001 to 2005
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy of Family PhysiciansMmollis lobortis lorem.
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
  • Congregation at Duke Chapel

Research activity & latest publication

  • Olson RP, Dhakal IB. Day of surgery cancellation rate after preoperative telephone nurse screening or comprehensive optimization visit. Perioperative Medicine 2015;4:12
  • Olson, Ronald P. Return to Collision Sport after Pneumomediastinum. Current Sports Medicine Reports: 2012;11(2):58–63
  • Olson, Ron. Managing the Diabetic Surgical Patient. Outpatient Surgery. Aug 2009
  • Olson RP, Bethel MA, Lien LF. Preoperative Hypoglycemia in a Patient on Detemir Insulin. Anesth and Analg. 2009;108(6):1836-38.
  • Olson RP, Harrell LJ, Kaye KS. Antibiotic resistance in urinary isolates of Eschericia coli from college women with urinary tract infections. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2009;53(3):1285-6.
  • Olson, Ron. Latest Recommendations on Perioperative Cardiac Investigations and Use of Beta Adrenergic Blocking Agents. Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan) 2007;27(4):147-152.
  • Olson RP. Stone A. Lubarsky D. The prevalence and significance of low preoperative hemoglobin in ASA 1 or 2 outpatient surgery candidates. Anesth & Analg. 2005;101(5): 1