J. Tod Olin
Associate Professor
Director, Exercise Breathing Center
Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2018 (2nd year)
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.

Special Interests

Dr. Tod Olin is a pulmonologist and director of the Exercise Breathing Center at National Jewish Health. 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

Exercise Breathing Center

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

 

Locations

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

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
4.8

Provider explained things clearly
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.8

Provider included you in decisions
4.7

Confidence in your doctor
4.7

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 PatientDecember, 2018
Dr Olin is an amazing doctor! He spent an hour talking to us at our appointment and help my son in understanding his diagnosis and next steps.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Dr. Tod Olin was very condescending and slightly rude during our visit. He chided my young daughter [PHI]. I hope we never encounter another doctor such as this from National Jewish.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Dr. Olin exceed our expectations on this visit! you can tell he truly cares about his patients and the work that he does!

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
I have always gotten great answers and felt that Dr Olin had my daughters best interest at heart! He has made a whole new life for my daughter and within 4 years of being at National Jewish my daughter has went from not being able to breath walking down a hallway or singing to she is released to do ANYTHING!!! She still has [a chronic condition], but it is totally managed!!!! I thank God each day to finally see her become her own person without [her condition] dictating what she does!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
Dr. Olin is personable and professional, and he speaks both to parent/s and to the child/patient. I think he's a gem!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
Appreciated that this provider went beyond the "easy" answer. He considered possible contributing factors and ordered tests as appropriate. This type of care shows the quality of providers at National Jewish. Thank you.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
*Dr. Olin is the BEST.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
it's rare to get a care giver who realizes that my child is a very medically challenged young lady. he seems to take all her conditions into consideration when dealing with us I appreciate that very much

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
I only wish we lived closer so we could continue to see Dr. Olin on a regular basis.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
My f/u and immediate after care was unclear. My symptoms of shortness of breath were much worse with cough and persistent wheezing after my testing and for days following and I did not feel that this was addressed.

show more