Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations 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 Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program in the Department of Pulmonary, Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Critical Care and Department of Pathobiology. 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-elect of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.

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
Columbus, OH USA

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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/29/2020, Dr. Culver has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Culver receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Genentech, Inc
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

143 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Outstanding experience and Dr. Culver is wonderful. I can not say enough great things about EVERYONE whom we met while I was in the city. We are very thankful and grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Culver was excellent!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I am sure Dr. Culver is extremely busy with patients but he taken the time to get to know me and understand my needs and concerns. Extremely pleased with him as my provider.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I have seen 5 physicians over time for this condition, and no one has determined the etiology. Dr. Culver was the first person that I thought might get to the bottom of it. Plus he shared some clinical evidence that no one else has. It will be an ongoing process to figure it out, but I am hopeful. Plus, I am a clinician and as such have very high standards. Dr. Culver more than exceeded those standards clinically for a first visit.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

My experience was good especially because Dr. Culver considered many facts of my symptoms in making his recommendations

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Culver is excellent in all ways. Cannot say enough good.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

At the end of my appt. Dr Culver said someone from the office would call and schedule me another appt. Still no phone call. The Dr. also asked if I would consider the drug Ofel to slow the progression. I said depending on the cost. Said he would look into it. Still nothing.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

though our connection for zoom failed. the appt continuity with our Dr went well

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Culver and his staff were great.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

My experience was excellent. Everyone was very professional. Dr. Culver is excellent, he answered all my questions. It was very good.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

The CC staff is always helpful and accommodating regarding getting appointments. However, since your doctors are excellent, appointments are always months out. Fortunately, as I mentioned earlier, your appointment staff and the doctors' staff diligently try to make things work.BIG kudos!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Culver is very caring

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Dr. Culver relieves a lot of my anxiety related to my disease. My husband and I appreciate how personable and knowledgeable Dr. Culver is. We are so glad that we have been connected with Dr. Culver an will continue to see him. I only trust Dr. Culvers recommendations as far as my treatment goes. He is honest and I believe he wouldn't recommend doing anything he wouldn't do for himself or his family.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

always a good experience. very knowledgeable staff and compassion for patients. dr culver is such an amazing person and dr. he always listen to me even when i ramble on.i did notnwant to be a regular at cclinic but everyone makes it a positive experience!love all of you!!thnk you

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I came back to see Dr Culver & Karla because I feel confident about their care.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

My wife and I were very impressed with Dr Culver. He spent 90 minutes with us. Explained everything in great detail

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr culver is great doc. but he's really busy. so it's tough to get on his schedule. but he's very knowledgeable and smart and focused on your case.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

for certain visits the video chat is so much easier. particularly checkups where we are reviewing test results and confirming treat plan and progress. they start on time. don't require travel. much more efficient all around. key is the doc has to have looked at the test results etc in advance and be prepared. But if that is the case, the online works great.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

very good doctor takes care of my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Culver is fantastic he is always going out of his way to get me the best care

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

was very good from Dr. Culver I'd recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I've recommended Cleveland Clinic to everyone questioning this local care. For pulmonary *Dr. Culver is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I really like the doctor and staff. They are just so hard to get ahold of for any issues. the call back may or may not happen

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

It is a huge place but everyone is very friendly and willing to help. A physician even stopped to give directions when he saw us looking around.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous provider. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I had a really good experience dr culver spent a hour with me answered every question I had didnt rush at all he new I drove a long way and wanted me to leave there with all my questions answered anyone who has sarcoidosis should see dr culver at least once

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

dr culver spent a hour with me and answered every question and you could tell he wasnt trying to rush the appointment I would recommend anyone with sarcoidosis to make a appointment with him

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr Culver was very professional and personable and we felt he really wanted to help get me a plan for better healthcare. We felt relieved and more hopeful when we left the appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

dr Culver shows personal concern for me each time I see him. Hehas gone above the usual to be sure that I received the care required with other providers . my wife and I have trust and great respect for Dr Culver and his staff

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Culver has always been attentive to my problems and overall condition. I have been seeing him for almost 5 years and the experience has been a good one!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr and staff very professional and helpful

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Culver excellent physician.Cheryl at the front desk very knowledgable, engaging and kindness did not go unnoticedAlso, the medical staff personnel excellent customer service were very professional as well as knowledgeable. Thank you ALL

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

My first visit with Dr went very well. I was referred to Dr. Culver by my local pulmonary specialist. He reviewed my medical information, a CD I brought of my records, he asked questions and was a great listener. Dr. Culver ordered further non invasive tests that he will study and will decide if further tests will be necessary.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Have all ready recommended the Cleveland Clinic (Circle of Excellence) and Dr. Culver to others on a web sight for IPF patients, care givers and family. It is a support group sight.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Culver is by far, the most caring and knowledgeable doctor that I have encountered during the 15 years of managing my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

The difficulty was in scheduling concurrent appointments with cardiology . . . not your fault except that Dr. Culver is busy!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Culver knows his stuff and is very considerate and tolerant.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

the staff has always been very friendly and made me feel at ease. Dr. Culver has always made me feel like he is willing to spend whatever amount of time I need even though I know he is extremely busy. This kind of experience makes me feel like my health is important to them and I am valued as a person

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