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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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:

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

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

141 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

40 Patient Comments

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 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 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

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr Culver is so personable! I am completely at ease talking to him.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

We love Dr Culver. He always listens and never seems to be in a hurry.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

I was impressed with Dr. Culver's knowledge base in our discussion with the various types of information, findings, and relatable treatment options that weren't previously presented to me. I am grateful to have had such an experience.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Culver seems genuinely interested in getting to the bottom of the reason for my severe cough and trying to help me achieve a better life. The conversation seems "two way" for ideas and brainstorming,which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

our experience with dr culver and his entire team was outstanding . they educated us and gave all information in an easy to understand and person way . We feel like my health is their top priority . I am just starting this ipf journey and feel that they will care for me in all aspects of my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

dr Culver could not have been any more helpful or caring on a scale of 1-10. I think he is a 15+

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr Culver was able to assess my condition, and determine the next steps in my treatment. I am very satisfied with his care.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

love the staff and Dr Culver & Karla - excellent care

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Culver was awesome and worth the wait. I appreciated the kindness, the time he took with me and satisfied when I left to return home.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

The coordination with in was outstanding from Doctor office to x-ray to blood work was very smooth.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Culver is everything we look for in a Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr Culver couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. I was very impressed with his level of concern and care for me.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr Culver always takes time to listen. answers all questions and concerns and I never feel rushed .

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I came to see Dr. Culver for a second opinion and he was very helpful with detailing out his answers and plan of care. I have some questions, but given the volume of patients he must see, I imagine there is a length of time it takes to answer them.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

amazing staff .doctor culver always listens well .he is an awsome doctor very knowledgeable .he has helped me so much mentally physically and healthwise .i dont know how u guys do it bbut keep on because .i always have the best experience.LOVECLEVELANDCLINIC

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I was very nervous to start with a new doctor for my Sarcoidosis, but form the moment Dr. Culver spoke to me I was calm and free to speak of my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Kulver showed me on the CT scan what was going on in my lungs and what he would help me with. Without rushing in to a new treatment, first to run tests and go forward with the results. This alone gave me more confidence in Dr Kulver.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Talked about not being nervous as a lot of new patients are and that the Doctor is a good listener and will do all possible to help me with my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Culver is very friendly and easy to talk to. He explained test results in detail and plan of care. His treatment recommendations made a big difference- I feel so much better!

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