Kris Olson is both a Pediatrician and Internist and has served as a member of the Core Educator Faculty in the Department of Medicine since its founding in 2005. He is both the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) in the MGH Center for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Clinical Expertise and Innovation at Harvard Medical School. He is an architect of the CAMTech platform as an open innovation platform that facilitates Patient Driven Innovations from ideation to impact. He has worked extensively in low and middle-income countries as well as the US to develop medical solutions focused on value. Kris is a serial innovator, has several patents, a licensed technology, and has started both non-profit and for-profit ventures to accelerate ideas to implementation.
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 and, in March of 2019, the Society for Hospital Medicine bestowed Kris with their Excellence in Humanitarian Services Award.