Kristian Olson, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Center for Global Health, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Pediatrician
Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1998
asphyxia neonatorum; biocompatible materials; biomedical engineering; biomedical technology; global health; hackathons; hepatolenticular degeneration; incubators infant; liver failure acute; medical missions official; midwifery; opioids; resuscitation; rural health services; self-assessment; world health

Kristian Olson is the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). Kris is a Pediatrician and Internist and serves as a member of the Core Educator Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is also Chief Innovation Officer for the Department of Medicine’s Residency Program and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in Thailand, Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, and the United States, is a serial innovator, and an architect of the CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP).

He completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of British Columbia, medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his residency training in the Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program. He trained in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Sydney as a US Fulbright Scholar and completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In 2009, he was named to the Scientific American Top 10 Honor Roll as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in applying new technologies and biomedical discoveries for the benefit of humanity.