Kristian Olson is the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). CAMTech is an open innovation platform that facilitates Patient Driven Innovations from ideation to impact. 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.
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.
Please see Dr. Olson’s Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.