J. Tod Olin, MD, MSCS Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient J. Tod Olin, MD, is a pulmonologist specializing in exercise medicine at National Jewish Health. Dr. Olin is in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine. Associate Professor Director, Exercise and Performance Breathing Center Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 (2 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 101 Patient Ratings 37 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) EILO/VCD Program Exercise & Performance Breathing Center Outpatient Clinic (Pediatric) Specialties & Conditions Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Exercise Intolerance in Children Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO) Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) (Pediatric) Research Areas Dyspnea on Exertion Exercise Intolerance in Children Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO) Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Special Interests Dr. Tod Olin is a pulmonologist and director of the National Jewish Health Exercise and Performance Breathing Center. He has published in the area of pediatric airways disease, as well as in the area of high-performance exercise limitation. He is specifically interested in helping children and adults exercise safely and comfortably, whether sick or well, fit or obese, toddlers or Olympic-level athletes. Most recently, he has invented two novel therapies for exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (also known as vocal cord dysfunction), a condition for which Dr. Olin is considered a global leader. The first of these interventions, a procedure known as therapeutic laryngoscopy during exercise, was published in the fall of 2016. The second innovation, a series of breathing techniques known as the Olin EILOBI breathing techniques, was published in 2017. Dr. Olin also sees the value in working with sporting bodies to promote population health and works with multiple local and national sporting bodies. See More View Curriculum Vitae News & Videos Breathing Techniques Developed at National Jewish Health Help Athletes with Vocal Cord Dysfunction Mental Health Lessons Learned from Tokyo 2020 COVID Isolation Care Team Novel Therapy Helps Athletes Overcome Vocal Cord Dysfunction Education Education 2009 - 2011 University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Masters of Clinical Sciences 2001 - 2005 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine 1993 - 1998 Rice University, Houston, Texas, Biology Internships 2005 - 2006 University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Pediatrics Residency 2006 - 2008 University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Pediatrics Fellowship 2008 - 2011 University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology Board Certification 2008: Pediatrics 2012: Pediatric Pulmonology Professional Memberships American Thoracic Society American College of Sports Medicine Publications Olin JT, Clary MS, Fan EM, Johnston KL, State CM, Strand M, Christopher KL. Continuous laryngoscopy quantitates laryngeal behavior in exercise and recovery. Eur Respir J. 2016 Oct;48(4):1192- 1200. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00160-2016. PMID: 27418554 Olin JT, Deardorff EH, Fan EM, Johnston KL, Keever VL, Moore CM, Bender BG. Therapeutic Laryngoscopy During Exercise: A Novel Non-Surgical Therapy for Refractory EILO. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Oct 31. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23634. PMID: 27797458 Hargrove AE, Hargrove MB, Olin JT. Therapeutic Laryngoscopy during Exercise for Treatment of Refractory Exercise-induced Laryngeal Obstruction: A Personal Experience. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Dec 28. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201612-948OR. PMID: 28029805 Johnston KL, Bradford H, Hodges H, Moore CM, Nauman E, Olin JT. The Olin EILOBI Breathing Techniques: Description and Initial Case Series of Novel Respiratory Retraining Strategies for Athletes with Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction. J Voice. 2018 Nov; 32 (6): 698-704. PMID: 29050661 Olin JT, Westhoff CE. Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction and Performance Psychology: Using the Mind as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Target. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2018 May;38(2):303-315. PMID: 29631738 Hospital Affiliations Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Academic Affiliations Appointment as Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Website Information National Jewish Health Exercise and Performance Breathing Center Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.8 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr Olin is an excellent doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 One of the best experiences with a physician I've had. Dr. Olin is fabulous. I truly appreciate all the time he spent with us and how thorough he was with evaluating my daughter. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr Olin was thorough and kind National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr. Olin continues to work with me finding solutions and discussed new research. I have so much respect and admiration for what he does and his methods for providing care. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 My daughter was very happy with the explanation he gave her National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Dr. Todd Olin is a 5 all the way across! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Very approachable and spoke in teenage language. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 This doctor and his team are the most knowledgeable caring and professional medical team that I have encountered In quite some time. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 As I am an RN, Dr. Olin spent lots of time explaining the procedure and findings to me in technical language, which I greatly appreciated. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Everyone we worked with at NJH was wonderful. *Dr. Olin was excellent and *Lizzie Fan was excellent, too! We were very happy with my daughter's care. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 I loved my team. I had a wonderful and empowering experience. Thanks! show more National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 *Dr. Olin is a great doctor and his treatment was life changing for my son. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr. Olin is wonderful and his team has provided amazing care. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 My experience was very positive National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Olin was very informative and positive. He gave my son the power to choose how he wanted to proceed and get him a voice in his own medical care. Ultimately he agreed to do the Boot Camp and it had has truly been life-changing for him National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr Olin is an excellent doctor and make the patient feel very comfortable. His knowledge is outstanding and is a true expert in the field. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Really enjoyed *Dr. Olin! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Olin was AMAZING! Kind, friendly, pleasant, thorough. Asked lots of questions. Really took the time to fully understand my daughter's symptoms. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 We received a phone call from *Dr. Olin before arriving to discuss the plan. He genuinely care about his patients. We have never had a doctor so thorough and consistent. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Olin was excellent. Knowledgeable and provided helpful explanation of problem. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Olin was incredibly caring and took the time to explain treatment and any issues I should expect. He is a fantastic doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Olin is clearly top in his field. His experience and skill level came through in a very respectful way. Dr. Olin shared new information related to my daughter's breathing issues that we hadn't heard through other physicians. National Jewish is lucky to have Dr. Olin! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 They actually listened and believed me, [comment about another provider]. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr Olin has a great sense of humor and answered questions thoroughly. Glad we were able to get in to see him. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Everyone was so accommodating, kind, caring, and motivating! My perspective through the process was really shaped well! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 We are so grateful to have been referred to *Dr. Olin by our pediatrician. I am very impressed with his advice and plan to help our daughter. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr. Olin listened to my concerns and my unique situations. He was very knowledgeable, compassionate, and willing to problem-solve with me. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 We have seen many doctors who don't have any idea what to do or how to help. Most doctors clearly have a busy schedule with little time to listen. Not true here! The doctors seemed to have all the time needed to talk and listen. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 The experience was like no other. It took over 5 years to find out [my diagnosis] and with that came a lot of problems, because I didn't know what was wrong. How fast they found [the right diagnosis] was incredible. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Olin took the time to really listen and understand what I was going through. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr.Olin was excellent in his asking questions to find out the problem, testing my daughter, diagnosing her issues, and coming up with potential solutions. His vast knowledge and expertise in the Respiratory area is very apparent. He uses time wisely and I couldn't be happier with my daughter's visit and direction to alleviate her conditions. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Olin was FANTASTIC. We appreciate him fitting us in and developing a good plan for next steps National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Olin was very friendly, had great explanations, and I appreciated the example videos he showed. However, after I left the appointment, I realized I had a good idea of what one next step was (a test) but did not know of other options and also found that I was completely unclear on what the treatment options might be after testing. [Off topic]. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 amazing facilities and program. life changing breathing clinic we can not praise enough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Great experience all the way around. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr. Olin and his staff are excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Olin is wonderful. Not only did he treat [my son] with care but is always so kind and personable.