Aliza Olive, MD
Dr. Olive started her training in General Surgery in Philadelphia at Hahnemann University Hospital, and then completed a research fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by pediatrics training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She relocated to Kansas City in 2018 to pursue her pediatric critical care fellowship and her certification in pediatric bioethics at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
At Midwest Pediatric Specialists, Dr. Olive cares for children who have been admitted to Overland Park Regional Hospital. She administers to patients requiring intensive care due to life-threatening illness or injury.
Dr. Olive is currently continuing her education by completing a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics through the MacLean Center at the University of Chicago. The field interests her due to the far-reaching impact resulting from decisions made among families when their child is in the PICU. This is a highly charged, intensely emotional time when doctors, parents, and sometimes children must agree on what is best for the current and future health of the child. The way that a critical care provider communicates with the family has a big impact on the decisions made. Dr. Olive wants to ensure that families are encouraged to make the best decisions for their child’s needs and interests.
Dr. Olive is characterized by patients as caring, thoughtful, kind, and highly competent at her craft. Although she initially came to Kansas City for training, she and her husband decided the community was perfect for establishing a home with their daughter.
Dr. Olive enjoys spending time with her husband, 2-year-old daughter, and pet Beagle. They love having dinner with friends and hope to resume traveling again soon!