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 Breathing Center Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 (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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close 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 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 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. See More View Curriculum Vitale News & Videos Breathing Techniques Developed at National Jewish Health Help Athletes with Vocal Cord Dysfunction 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 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: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 4.6 Friendliness 4.7 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 Confidence in your doctor 4.7 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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– April, 2019 good National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 my child has been a patient of Dr Olin's for years. this visit Dr O seemed to not understand our current issues. only half of meds we discussed were sent to the pharmacy. Dr O has been TOP NOTCH since day one. this visit seemed off. even my 4th grader commented on it. a bit disappointed National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Awaiting information on follow-up/next steps National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Drs, nurse, receptionist and breathing testers all awesome. [comment about staff]. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– May, 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 Patient– April, 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 Patient– February, 2018 *Dr. Olin is the BEST. show more National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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 Patient– June, 2017 I only wish we lived closer so we could continue to see Dr. Olin on a regular basis. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Dr. Olin is great with kids. He made the visit fun and discussed treatment plans with me that made sense. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 *Dr. Olin spent so much time with us. It was like we were the only people there. I appreciated her time. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2017 Best doctor we've ever seen. He was there in the room, waiting when we were shown in. He listened to my daughter carefully, explained things carefully, drew pictures, made sure we understood. He is also very friendly and clearly really cares. I really appreciated how much time he spent with us, didn't seem rushed at all. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 *Dr. Olin was sensitive to establish rapport with a teenager. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 As already stated, Dr. Olin spent a great deal of time with us. We never felt rushed or as though he had somewhere else to be. He explained everything very thoroughly, even using a slideshow on his computer to help my daughter understand what he believed was causing some of her issues. He was also very thorough about explaining the next steps, which were followed up by a phone call within a few days by a scheduler. He listened to her concerns about school (she's having difficulty in PE), and offered to write a letter to her teacher, but explained that he felt that he could help her improve her breathing issues before it became necessary. Both my daughter and I (her mother) were EXTREMELY impressed with Dr. Olin and felt very comfortable with the level of care he provided. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 Dr. Olin was fantastic and I have already recommended him to others. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2016 *Dr. Olin was terrific. Visit was shorter than expected but to the point. He rearranged his schedule to conduct a *Larry or *Nataella - greatly appreciated. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2016 We came to Dr. Olin for a second opinion and decided to transfer care of our son to him. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 He was amazing!! We'd be happy to be a reference! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 *Dr. Olin is one of the best providers. He was fantastic & very helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2016 *Dr. Olin is amazing. Very happy to finally have some answers for my daughter's condition. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 Dr. Olin was fantastic with my daughter...talking to her in a way that she understood all the medical terminology, as well as discussing with me. Dr. Olin is an asset to your medical community. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2016 Amazing experience. *Dr. Olin really has passion for his job & will recommend to many. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 *Dr. Olin was a good care provider and explained everything well.