- AHP Certification:
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Clinical Practice:
- Dysphagia, Vocal Cord Treatment, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Sam Olds, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specializing in laryngology with a focus on voice, swallow and chronic throat concerns.
Originally born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam moved to Charlottesville, just before high school and has long since considered it his home. He completed his initial undergraduate studies at West Virginia University, receiving a bachelors in business administration. He then found his true calling in medicine and returned to school to become a registered nurse, completing his bachelor of science in nursing at Marymount University in Arlington.
After spending a few years as an RN in emergency medicine and urgent care, he again returned to school to pursue his master of physician assistant degree, graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School and becoming a board-certified physician assistant in 2018. He joined the UVA laryngology team and the Voice & Swallow Clinic in 2018, partnering with Dr. James Daniero and Dr. Patrick McGarey, Jr.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, exploring the Blue Ridge mountains, experiencing live music, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and WVU Mountaineers.
Eastern Virginia Medical School Eugene Stead, Jr., MD, Award is awarded to the graduating physician assistant student who best exemplifies the profession’s ideals of courage, humility and wisdom when applying technical skills, scientific knowledge and human understanding to the care of the suffering.
- 2018 Eastern Virginia Medical School Eugene Stead, Jr., MD award winner
- 2018 Inductee Pi Alpha Honor Society - The National Honor Society for Physician Assistants
- Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2018