- MD - University of California, San Francisco (1978)
- BA - Chemistry, Boston University (1974)
- Diagnosis and management of acute poisoning
- Cost-effectiveness of poison control centers
- Case development in the JMP case-based curriculum
- General Emergency Medicine
- Medical Toxicology
His research interests include the diagnosis and management of acute poisoning, and cost-effectiveness of poison control centers. He is also very committed to preclinical medical education and is on the core faculty of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program at UC Berkeley, where he serves as the content expert in pharmacology and a small-group tutor and unit steward for its Contextually-Integrated Case-Based Curriculum.
Lung DD, Kearney TE, Brasiel JA, Olson KR. Predictors of Death and Prolonged Renal Insufficiency in Ethylene Glycol Poisoning. J Intensive Care Med; Dec 26 2013.
Kearney TE, Lieu D, Singer N, Tsutaoka B, Ho R, Olson K. Investigating the reliability of substance toxicity information found on the Internet in pediatric poisonings. Pediatr Emerg Care; Dec; 29(12):1249-54. 2013.
Olson KR. What is the best treatment for acute calcium channel blocker overdose? (Editorial) Ann Emerg Med; Sep; 62(3):259-61. 2013.
Armenian P, Mamantov TM, Tsutaoka BT, Gerona RR, Silman EF, Wu AH, Olson KR. Multiple MDMA (ecstasy) overdoses at a rave event: A case series. J Intens Care; 28(4):252-8. 2013
Lung D, Olson KR. Hypoglycemia in Pediatric Sulfonylurea Poisoning: An 8-Year Poison Center Retrospective Study.Pediatrics; 127:1558-64. 2011.
Thundiyil JG, Rowley F, Papa L, Olson KR, Kearney TE. Risk factors for drug-induced seizures. J Med Toxicol; 7:16-23. 2011.
Olson KR (Editor). Poisoning & Drug Overdose, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2011.