Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Prof. Olson has been the director of Einstein's anatomy and embryology course since 1989 and has taught over 3,500 its students. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in paleontology from the University of California at Berkeley and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1970. He completed his Ph.D. in human anatomy and morphology at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School in London. Prior to 1989, Prof. Olson taught anatomy at University College London and the School of Biomedical Education at the CCNY. He is the President-Elect of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, the Chair from 1994-2008 of the statewide Anatomical Committee of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, and a founder and the first Treasurer of the International Association of Medical Science Educators.
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NBCNews.com interviews Drs. Todd Olson and Sherry Downie and several residents about why the anatomy lab remains important in medical education.
Time interviews Dr. Todd Olson about the ethical and practical concerns about medical students contacting families of their gross anatomy cadavers.