Neurosurgeon Ty Olson, MD, joined Monmouth Medical Center from the Neurological
Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center, where he
completed a fiveyear residency in neurosurgery.
He earned his medical degree from Duke University Medical School, Durham,
N.C., and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford
University, Stanford, CA. Dr. Olson holds board certification from the
American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of the North American
Skull Base Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Among his special interests is brain mapping, a highly specialized surgery
known as “awake brain surgery” for deep lesions in the brain.
Through brain mapping, neurosurgeons contour eloquent areas related to
necessary brain functions by placing electrodes on various parts of the
brain stem and conduct various tests to identify the eloquent areas to
“contour out” during surgery.