J. Tod Olin
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Special Interests

Clinical & Research Interests

My goal is to help children breathe and exercise comfortably. In both the clinical and research arenas, I am interested in children who cannot or do not exercise (with or without a known breathing problem). I have a unique skill set because I received extensive training in exercise physiology outside of the traditional medical training system. In this sense, my expertise extends well beyond breathing problems. Most doctors, even most breathing doctors, do not receive training in problems related to exercise or exercise testing. Many patients are incorrectly referred to heart doctors to evaluate exercise problems when true heart conditions leading to exercise intolerance are rare in kids. I have a great working relationship locally and nationally with other breathing doctors as well as heart doctors, muscle doctors, endocrine doctors, and other specialists and researchers who share an interest in exercise. This is essential in coordinating the proper care of children and solving challenging problems.


University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio,
University of Colorado, Masters degree in Clinical Sciences
University of Colorado, Pediatrics
University of Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology

Awards & Recognition

Outstanding student in the Masters Degree in Clinical Sciences Program 2010, University of Colorado.

Board Certification


Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Sports Medicine


Olin JT, Burns K, Carson JL,  Metjian H, Atkinson JJ, Davis SD, Dell SD, Ferkol TW, Milla CE,  Olivier KN, Rosenfeld M, Baker B, Leigh MW, Knowles MR, Sagel SD. Diagnostic yield of nasal scrape biopsies in primary ciliary dyskinesia: A multicenter experience (Pediatric Pulmonology 2011: Epub ahead of print).

Olin JT, Dimmen AC, Subudhi AW, Roach RC. Cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation at maximal exercise: The effect of clamping carbon dioxide. (Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 2011; 175: 176–180).

Olin JT, Abman SH, Grady RM, Ivy DD, Lovell MA, Balasubramaniam V. A 7 year old female with pulmonary hypertension (BMJ Case Reports, published online 4/20/11)

Subudhi AW, Olin JT, Dimmen AC, Polaner DM, Kayser B, Roach RC. Effect of hypercapnic cerebral vasodilation on maximal aerobic power output in normoxia and hypoxia (Journal of Applied Physiology 2011; September 15 epub ahead of print).

Bunik M, Federico MJ, MD1, Beaty B, Rannie M, Olin JT, Kempe A. Quality Improvement for asthma care within a hospital-based teaching clinic (Academic Pediatrics 2011; 11(1) 58-65).

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Academic Affiliations

Appointment as Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.270.2189



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

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 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 PatientMarch, 2016
Amazing experience. *Dr. Olin really has passion for his job & will recommend to many.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
*Dr. Olin was a good care provider and explained everything well.