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• Owner of Neurosurgery Plus in Rochester, MN     Best Doctors Plus Connection

• 18 years of neurosurgery experience

• Attributes her success to her dedication, perseverance and passion for the field. Her yearning to seek and expand her knowledge has led her to diversify her skills and advance her career.

• In the next five years, Dr. Plus plans to expand her practice and establish a second location, where she will continue to deliver excellent, quality care to patients.

Q About Dr. Olivia Plus

Born and raised in Manhattan, Olivia Plus, MD, Ph.D., earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1991. She remained at the institution and earned a master’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry in 1993 and expanded her academic training by obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in medical bio-engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1995. Dr. Plus completed her academic pursuit by earning a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1999. She returned to Minnesota that same year and established a prosperous career at the Mayo Clinic in 2000. In late 2015, Dr. Plus founded her private practice, where she continues to deliver high quality care.

Q Expertise & Treatment


• Spinal Oncology
• Complex Spinal Surgery
• Primary and Metastatic Tumors
• Brain Tumors
• Epilepsy surgery
• Arachnoid Cysts
• Chiari Malformation
• Head and spine trauma

Q Degrees & Certifications

Best Doctor Mayo Clinic• The Mayo Clinic, Fellowship - Complex Spine Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery

• Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education - Neurologic Surgery Residency Program
Best Doctor University of California San Francisco• The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine - MD
Best Doctor University of Minnesota• The University of Minnesota, Medical Bioengineering - PhD
Best Doctor Yale University• Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry - MS

• Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry - BS
Board Certification
Best Doctor American Board of Neurological Surgery• American Board of Neurological Surgery

Q Professional Achievements

Best Doctor Mayo Clinic• Neurosurgery Research Award, Mayo Clinic
Best Doctor North American Spine Society• Fellow Research Award, North American Spine Society
Best Doctor Yale University• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Yale University
Best Doctor University of California, San Francisco• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Best Doctor Alpha Omega Alpha• Alpha Omega Alpha
Honors & Awards
Best Doctor Mayo Clinic• Distinguished Mayo Clinician, Selection Committee for the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Awards, Mayo Clinic Committees
Best Doctor Yale University• Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society Committees
Best Doctor Golden Key International Honour Society• Golden Key International Honour Society
Best Doctor Phi Kappa Phi• Phi Kappa Phi
Best Doctor Nu Rho Psi• Nu Rho Psi
• Alpha Chi Omega

Q Professional Associations

Professional Associations
Best Doctor American Academy of Neurology• The American Academy of Neurology
Best Doctor The American Neurological Association• The American Neurological Association
Best Doctor Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences• The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Best Doctor American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine• American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Best Doctor World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies• World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
Best Doctor American Neuropsychiatric Association• American Neuropsychiatric Association
Best Doctor The American Academy of Family Physicians• The American Academy of Family Physicians
Best Doctor Child Neurology Society• Child Neurology Society
• The Society of Neuroscience
• Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Q Media & Publications

Best Doctor PubMed• "Advances in functional neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease." Plus O., Metman LV., & Slavin KV. (2015). PubMed

• "Normal pressure hydrocephalus and parkinsonism: the essential teamwork between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist."Plus O., Broggi M., Romito L.,et al. (2014). PubMed

• "Autonomic Sweat Responses in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Parkinsonism." Al-Qassabi A, Plus O., et al. (2018). PubMed

5 Reviews for Dr. Olivia Plus, MD, PhD


1 Reviews

5 stars & beyond!!!

5/ 5

Last month, Dr. Plus saved my husband from parayilsis. Your golden hands have touched our lives and after a 12 hour neurosurgery and 3 weeks later…he is slowly walking and recovering. I thank you both on my children’s behalf & my husbands ..for delicately and skillfully figuring out his long suffering back issues & bringing clarity to a medical condition we were unaware of on his spinal cord. 5 stars I wish I could reach from the beautiful midnight sky to thank you! Blessings, Adriana Price

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2 Reviews

Highly Recommend

5/ 5

Could not have asked for a better experience when it came to Dr. Plus. At the age of 22 I had a bilateral microdiscectomy and experienced a year of excruciating pain. She was patient, kind, informative and very detailed when it came to explaining what the surgery entailed. I would recommend her and the entire office to anyone.

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2 Reviews

Doctor for life

5/ 5

I had the opportunity to be a patient at Dr. Plus’ office last week and I was treated with the best care at her practice. She was professional, courteous and caring. She helped me when I couldn’t even lift my head, Dr. Plus is a doctor for life, for sure.

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Very professional

5/ 5

Very professional and goes through all options before considering surgery. She is a great doctor and I would recommend her to anyone!

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2 Reviews


5/ 5

Dr. Plus is a genius & removed an avm from my brain. Two days later I was walking and talking normally! Everything she told me was true and two weeks later I’m 100 percent…just amazing. Thank you so much!!

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