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Adam Olson, MD, MSc-GH

Global Health Pathway Graduate

Radiation Oncology

Duke University, Department of Radiation Oncology

Summary

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 and joined the Global Health Radiation Oncology Residency in 2015. He investigated outcomes of HIV-related malignancies in patients who receive radiation therapy and pursued 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.