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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
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About Daniel Culver, DO

Daniel Culver, DO, is Chair of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Inflammation and Immunity.  His clinical interests include interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and critical care. 

Dr. Culver earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. After medical school, he did an osteopathic rotating internship at Meridia SoutePointe Hospital. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Culver is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of several professional associations, including the American Thoracic Society, the American Osteopathic Association and the World Association of Sarcoidosis. He is the President of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Biology, English
Columbus, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Acute lung injury, goodpasture syndrome, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), pneumonia, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis

Awards & Honors

  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, Matrix metalloproteinases and PPAR gamma in sarcoidosis, National Institutes of Health
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanitarian Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/13/2023, Dr. Culver has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

74 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Culver is the best !!!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Culver is awesome. Makes every visit comfortable and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

*Dr. Danny Phu is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Culver is phenomenal and the BEST Pulmonologist I have ever known.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Culver is awesome

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I receive amazing care and attention from Dr. Culver and his team.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Culver is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Culver is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I love Dr Culver

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Culver has always facilitated setting up appointments right at the end of each visit. His staff always has been very helpful setting up appointments.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Culver for nearly 20 years and from my very first visit he has always gone above and beyond trying to come up with the best plan for my care. I appreciate his professionalism and his ability and knowledge of my condition, and seeing me through the various stages of understanding sarcoidosis and it's effect on my lungs and heart. And I always feel as though Dr. Culver truly cares about my well-being, which is a comfort to me.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

We have been together since 2005 and he has always made me feel important and very concerned about my health and treatment. I think he is a special doctor and always available when needed.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Culver is an excellent physician in that he explains all test results, answers all of my questions, and tells me honestly what is going on with my health. I'm not sure what the new phrase for "bedside manner" is, but Dr. Culver's is great!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I find Dr. Culver quite accomodating, ready to listen and follows through on his commitments. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

First I used this format. My ignorance showed. Dr Culver's Assistant walked me through. Rated at 4 due to my lack of knowledge.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

I have been with Dr Culver for 20 yrs. He is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and allows my participation in decisions.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr Culver was excellent. I am so glad he is on my team as a Dr

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