David Olson, Deputy Medical Director
David Olson, MD, is an American Board Certified Physician of Internal Medicine who has worked as the medical advisor for the US section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2004. Dr. Olson is the diarrheal diseases referent for the Paris-based operational section of MSF, with a particular focus on the medical treatment of cholera and the operational response to and prevention of cholera epidemics. Dr. Olson provided in-the-field support for teams in Haiti at the beginning of the cholera outbreak there in 2010, as well as in Chad, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. In 2012, Dr. Olson became deputy medical director of the MSF-France medical department. From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Olson was a field volunteer for MSF in Nagorno-Karabagh (Armenia), Abhkazia (a republic of Georgia), Uganda, and Burundi.
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