Olin Named Medical Director for Americares Stamford Clinic

  • September 12, 2019

Dr. Craig Olin examines a patient at the Americares Free Clinic of Stamford. Photo courtesy of Americares.

Stamford, Conn. Sept. 12, 2019 – Stamford Health physician Dr. Craig Olin has been named medical director of the Americares Free Clinic of Stamford. In his new role, Dr. Olin will provide guidance on clinic policies and procedures, support volunteer recruitment and serve as an advocate within the community. His new volunteer position begins on Sept. 1.

“Dr. Olin’s remarkable commitment as a volunteer physician has resulted in hundreds of Stamford patients receiving quality care,” said Americares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “We are thrilled for him to join the clinic’s leadership team and look forward to his contributions as medical director.”

Dr. Olin, a Wilton resident, began volunteering shortly after the Stamford clinic opened in 2014. He works as a practicing physician for the Stamford Health Medical Group, where he specializes in internal medicine, and is the director of the division of general internal medicine at Stamford Hospital. Dr. Olin is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine with Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons as part of Stamford Health’s affiliation with the university.

Dr. Olin earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University and a medical degree from New York University’s School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. He also holds an MBA in healthcare management from the Regis University School for Professional Studies in Denver, Colo. Dr. Olin was named one of Connecticut Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for 2019 and has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area” since 2006.

“Dr. Olin is a valued leader on our medical staff and we are delighted to see him named medical director of Americares Stamford-based clinic. He will excel in this role because of his strong leadership skills, dedication to community service and expertise as a primary care physician,” said Stamford Health President & CEO Kathleen Silard. “Stamford Health has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Americares over the years and we are proud to support the free clinic, which provides tremendous value to the community by helping to keep residents healthy and providing health care services in a high-quality and easily accessible setting.” 

“I am honored to expand my efforts and take on this leadership role,” said Dr. Olin.  “This partnership with Americares affords us the opportunity to provide the top-level primary care we offer at Stamford Health to the underserved in our community.”

The Americares Free Clinic of Stamford provides quality primary care services to nearly 600 low-income, uninsured patients every year. Patients receive comprehensive health services, including exams, medications, laboratory work, diagnostic services and flu vaccines at no cost. The clinic opened as a mobile health center in 2014 and moved to its current location at 401 Shippan Ave. in 2017.

Americares Free Clinics, the largest free clinic network in Connecticut, is celebrating 25 years of helping low-income, uninsured patients live healthier lives. The clinics, located in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford, provide care for nearly 3,000 patients each year.