David P. Olson, MD, PhD
Medical/Clinical Director, McLean Imaging Center
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
David P. Olson, MD, PhD, is the medical/clinical director of the McLean Imaging Center. He has a background in computational and theoretical physics, inpatient psychiatric care of medically complex patients, and outpatient treatment of patients with complex PTSD, dissociative and affective disorders. He has research interests in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopic methods applied to psychiatric illness. His imaging research activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation, NARSAD, and on collaborative projects by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Olson oversees clinical MRI services for McLean Hospital. As medical/clinical director of the McLean Imaging Center, he works closely with the directors in the administration and development of the Imaging Center’s clinical and research infrastructure which includes three human MRI scanners and a 9.4T animal MRI, as well as a diverse array of professional staff and scientists, imaging information systems, and computational resources.
Education & Training
- 1979 BS in Physics, University of Connecticut
- 1980 MS in Physics, University of Connecticut
- 1988 PhD in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 1995 MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
- 1995-1999 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- 1998-1999 Chief Resident in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- 2002-2004 NIDA T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, McLean Hospital
- 1997 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 2001, 2011 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology