J. Tod Olin
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
5280 Top Doctors 2017 (1st year)
J. Tod Olin, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Olin is in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.

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

Pediatric Pulmonary

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Sports Medicine


J. Tod Olin, Matthew S. Clary, Elizabeth M. Fan, Kristina L. Johnston, Claire M. State, Matthew Strand and Kent L. Christopher (2016). Continuous laryngoscopy quantitates laryngeal behaviour in exercise and recovery

J. Tod Olin, MD, MSCS; Matthew S. Clary, MD; Dan Connors, PhD; Jordan Abbott, MD; Susan Brugman, MD; Yiming Deng, PhD; Xiaoye Chen, MS; Mark Courey, MD (2014). Glottic Configuration in Patients With Exercise-Induced Stridor: A New Paradigm

James Tod Olin, Matthew S. Clary, Emily H. Deardorff, Kristina Johnston, Michael J. Morris, Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Herman Staudenmayer and Kent L. Christopher (2015). Inducible laryngeal obstruction during exercise: moving beyond vocal cords with new insights

J. Tod Olin, MD, MSCS, Emily H. Deardorff, CCC-SLP, Elizabeth M. Fan, PA-C, Kristina L. Johnston, CCC-SLP, Valerie L. Keever, RRT, Camille M. Moore, PhD, and Bruce G. Bender, PhD (2016). Therapeutic Laryngoscopy During Exercise: A Novel Non-Surgical Therapy for Refractory EILO

Alice E. Hargrove ; M. Blake Hargrove PhD; J. Tod Olin MD, MSCS (2016). Therapeutic Laryngoscopy during Exercise for Treatment of Refractory Exercise-induced Laryngeal Obstruction: A Personal Experience.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Academic Affiliations

Appointment as Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

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  • Fax: 303.270.2189
  • Email: PETC@njhealth.org



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

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