Olson, William, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine – Peoria
Surgical Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield
Bachelor’s Degree: Monmouth College, BA, Accounting
I grew up in Joy, Illinois, on a family farm. There I learned discipline, a hard work ethic and how to endure long hours. My father is still farming on the family farm with my brother Scott. Growing up I worked year-long raising hogs and cattle of my own as well as helping with the daily chores including bailing hay, maintenance of farm equipment and doctoring animals. I continue to help on the farm even today, when time allows. I have four children, triplets – two boys/one girl – Parker, Preston and McKenna, and a a younger son – Ashton. I enjoy helping people and working with my hands. I used to work as an EMT and enjoyed the trauma aspect. Trauma surgery was actually my first interest and still is but has now taken a back seat to my interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery. I was also a big fan of the TV series M*A*S*H, where I enjoyed the camaraderie of trauma surgeons who could be very jovial in the off time, yet very serious and commanding when it came crunch time in the trenches. And they always put their patients first.