J. Tod Olin
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
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years)

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.

Education

Education
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Masters of Clinical Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine
Rice University, Houston, Texas, Biology
Internships
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Pediatrics
Residency
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Pediatrics
Fellowship
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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.270.2189
  • Email: exercise@njhealth.org

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Provider showed concern
4.7

Friendliness
4.8

Spoke using clear language
4.8

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

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National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 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 PatientOctober, 2021
They actually listened and believed me, [comment about another provider].

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 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 PatientSeptember, 2021
Everyone was so accommodating, kind, caring, and motivating! My perspective through the process was really shaped well!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 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 PatientAugust, 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 PatientAugust, 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 PatientJuly, 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 PatientJune, 2021
Dr. Olin took the time to really listen and understand what I was going through.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 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.

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