Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Adam Olson, MD

GHP Graduate

Radiation Oncology

Duke University, Department of Radiation Oncology


Adam Olson, the program’s first radiation oncology global health resident, completed medical school at University of Pittsburgh. After a transitional year internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Olson came to Duke in 2013 as a radiation oncology resident. He will investigate outcomes of HIV-related malignancies in patients who receive radiation therapy and plans to pursue fieldwork at Bugando Medical Centre in ​Mwanza, Tanzania.

Representative Publications:

  • Olson AC, Coleman CN, Hahn SM, Deweese TL, Shulman LN, Chabner BA, Chao N, Martei YM, Mundt AJ, Grover S. A Roadmap for a New Academic Pathway for Global Radiation Oncology. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2015;93(3):493-496.
  • Grover S, Balogun OD, Yamoah K, Groen R, Shah M, Rodin D, Martei Y, Olson AC, Slone JS, Shulman LN, Coleman CN and Hahn SM (2015) Training global oncologists: addressing the global cancer control problem. Front. Oncol. 5:80. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2015.00080.

Adam is pictured here at Bugando Medical Center's new cancer facilities with mentor Dr. Beda Likonda.