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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
View all 9 Specialties +


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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 a joint appointment in the 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 of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders.  Dr. Culver is the Associate Editor, Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease, CHEST.

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 3/30/2021, 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:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

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

124 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Although, Dr. Culver was filling in for my newly assigned doctor, I would really like to become an ongoing patient of Dr. Culver.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

truly exceptional experience dealing with Dr Culver

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

This is one of the uncommon five star doctors. He has excellent medical skills plus excellent people-emotional skills. The two together are hard to come by generally. You are lucky to have him at Cleve Clinic. His patients are very lucky.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Culver is the most understanding and thoughtful pulmonologist and is brilliant to boot.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I tell all get to the Cleveland clinic and Dr Culver

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

very good. Dr. Culver I answered all my questions before I could even ask. Explained everything.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Culver is an excellent physician and it shows in the way he exhausts all testing options to get a definitive diagnosis. He's worked with me to figure out a treatment plan when no other provider has been willing to. The only issue I have is with the process of making appointments. I always have to call multiple times and for this last visit, I was told it was scheduled two days earlier when it wasn't. My overall experience at Cleveland Clinic has been excellent, and I wish I didn't have to travel 440 miles to get there.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

This was the best experience I have had since being diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Dr. Culver listened and was empathetic and that adds trust and value to any patient doctor relationship.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Culver is outstanding. I brought a list of questions and he slowly and carefully answered each one.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

My husband and I were very happy with Dr. Daniel Culver. He was communicative, listening, caring, and very relational. We have decided to go with Cleveland Clinic for my new Sarcoid diagnosis because of DR. Culver. We live in Naperville, IL. We look forward to seeing him again in October.

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.

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