Maren Olson, MD, MPH, MEd

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Maren Olson

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Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Associate Director, Center for the Art of Medicine

Faculty Advisor, Medical School

Associate Director of Medical Education & Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's Minnesota

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA

MEd, Cincinnati Children's Hospital/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Maren Olson, MD, MPH, MEd, joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2016. She serves as an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency and as a Faculty Advisor in the Medical School. Dr. Olson also helps direct the Center for the Art of Medicine. Her clinical work is as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Minnesota. Dr. Olson is passionate about mentoring learners, exploring the intersection between art and medicine, and caring for hospitalized kids and their families. Her academic interests include promoting resilience among physicians-in-training and incorporating storytelling and reflective writing into medical education and practice.

Awards & Recognition

  • Faculty Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency (2012, 2014)
  • Mitch Einzing Physician Teaching Award, Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota (2010) 

Professional Associations

  • Member, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Privileges

Children's Minnesota