Robert C. Olson, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr. Robert Olson at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Gastonia, NC
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Fellowship-Trained: Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Specialties: Ankle and Foot

Dr. Robert Olson is a surgeon who is fellowship-trained in reconstructive surgery and care for the foot and ankle. Dr. Olson began practicing at Carolina Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center in 2002.

After completing his bachelor's degree in biology at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Missouri, Dr. Olson received his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. After medical school, he underwent a residency in podiatric surgery at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. While there, Dr. Olson also completed his fellowship in reconstructive ankle and foot.

Dr. Olson is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and board-qualified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Olson enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing golf, mountain biking, traveling, and skiing.



    Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, MO, 1994

    Medical School

    Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 1998

    Residency, Podiatric Surgery

    West Houston Medical Center, 1998-2001

    Fellowship, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle

    West Houston Medical Center, 2001-2002


    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Board-Qualified, Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

    Professional Memberships

    American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    American Podiatric Medical Association
    North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society


    Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
    Earl Kaplan Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    Medical Interests

    Adult & Pediatric Deformity Correction
    Ankle Arthroscopy
    Ankle Arthritis / Instability
    Heel Pain

    2345 Court Drive
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    United States

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    • “Everyone has been so kind and helpful. Whenever I have a question, they are quick to respond. I had surgery and had some concerns and everyone there was terrific. Thank you.”
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    • By Robert C. Olson, D.P.M.

      Heel pain is the most common new patient complaint seen in the typical foot and ankle practice. Many people refer to heel spurs as their problem. Although patients may have a spur, the vast…

    • By Robert C. Olson, D.P.M.

      It is estimated that 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day in the United States. Approximately 85% of these injuries are a rolling in or inversion of the ankle. Typically…