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Kristian R. Olson, MD

  • Phone: 617-643-0602
Department of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Hospitalists
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
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Not Accepting New Patients


Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, is both an internist and pediatrician and serves as a Clinician Educator at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Associate Director of Education and Technology Innovation at the Mass General Center for Global Health and the Program Leader of CIMIT's Global Health Initiative directed at developing catalyst health technologies for low-income countries.

He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University and was a Fulbright Scholar to Australia where he completed a Masters of Public Health. Dr. Olson was the first Durant Fellow in Refugee Medicine during which he obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine in London before spending 2003 working in refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese Border. He has worked in Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia and Ethiopia.

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.

Thinking outside the box

Kristian Olson, MD, a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician and internist, leads team of innovators who are saving newborns in developing countries with plastic tubes and car parts.

Thinking outside the box

MGH Hotline 07.31.09 Who would think a simple plastic tube and a set of car parts could help save the lives of newborns around the world? For Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, of the MGH Department of Medicine and the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Global Health Initiative, this type of out-of-the-box thinking is nothing new.

In General: 05.20.11

In General awards and honors

Clinician Educator Services
50 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-643-0602
Phone 2: 617-643-0604
Fax: 617-643-0660

Clinician Educator Services
50 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-643-0602
Phone 2: 617-643-0604
Fax: 617-643-0660

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