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Arthur Martin Olsen, American Physician, educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Alexander B. Vishnevski medal Institute Surgery, Moscow, 1966, Andres Bello medal Government of Venezuela, 1987, Distinguished Alumnus award Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, 1989.


Olsen, Arthur Martin was born on August 29, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Martin I. and Aagot (Rovelstad) Olsen.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1930;Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago, 1935;Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1938.


Intern, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1935-1936;fellow in medicine, resident, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, 1936-1940;from instructor to professor medicine, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, 1950-1957;professor, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, since 1957. Consultant medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1940-1976, chairman division thoracic diseases, 1968-1971.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous publications on diseases of the lungs and esophagus.


Member national heart and lung advisory council National Institutes of Health, 1970-1971. Trustee Mayo Foundation, 1961-1968, member subspecialty board pulmonary diseases, since 1958, chairman, 1961-1963. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Chest Physicians (master, regent since 1955, chairman 1959-1966, president 1970, Distinguished Fellow award 1978, director international activities 1976-1983, consultant international activities 1983-1985).

Member American Medical Association (Billings gold meadl for exhibit on esophagitis 1955), American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (president 1962-1963), Minnesota Respiratory Health Association (president 1964-1968), Minnesota Medical Association, American Association Thoracic Surgery, American Thoracic Society, Minnesota Thoracic Society (president 1952), American Bronchoesophagol. Association (president 1969-1970, Chevalier Jackson award 1973), International Bronchoesophagol. Society (president 1979-1981), Minnesota Society Internal Medicine, British Thoracic Society (honorary), National Academy Medicine of Buenos Aires (honorary), Portuguese Society Respiratory Pathology (correspondent), Sigma Xi., Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Yelena Pavlinova, September 16, 1936. Children: Margaret Ann (Mistress Frank A. Jost), David Martin, Karen Yelena (Mistress Dori Kanellos), Mary Elizabeth.

Martin I. Olsen

Aagot (Rovelstad) Olsen

Yelena Pavlinova

Margaret Ann Olsen (Mistress Frank A. Jost)

David Martin Olsen

Karen Yelena Olsen (Mistress Dori Kanellos)

Mary Elizabeth Olsen