Clinical Interests
  • General internal medicine
  • General pediatrics
  • Newborn care
Medical Education
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Kristian Olson is the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) based at Mass General Global Health and is also a member of the Core Educator Faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is both a Pediatrician and Internist and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and has worked in Thailand, Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and India. He is a serial innovator and one of the architects of the CAMTech Innovation platform that champions "co-creation" and open innovation. [Example: https://goo.gl/JcLTzI ]

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 2003 as MGH's first Durant Fellow in Refugee 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.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed






News & Events

  • In General: 05.20.11

    In General awards and honors

  • 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.

  • 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.


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