Dr. Olson 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.