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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 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

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

33 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

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

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Culver is a rock to us. He has been supportive and helped navigate through a tough autoimmune disease. He has the respect of the Mayo doctors in Phoenix where are primary residence is. We hope to have Culver for the long term to help us navigate this illness

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

It may seem as if I didn't take time to really assess the questions, they are all "very good", but indeed I did. The thing about my visit, was that it was as smooth and easy as I could have wanted. From the setting of the appointment, through the registrations, the testings, and meeting with Dr. Culver, everything was on time and efficient. I especially appreciate the empathy that staff showed. And when I was got turned around on my directions within the facility, there was always someone who seemed to sense it and offered their help. My compliments to Dr. Culver. His compassion and understanding, and suggestions were so very much appreciated. Thank you for allowing me to submit comments.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Culver is an incredibly knowledgeable, caring, helpful physician. My husband & I feel grateful that we have him as my provider. He is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Highest level of care from Dr Culver.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Wonderful physician!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr Culver is a superb physician. Very knowledgeable, takes all the time necessary and explains things quite well.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Culver demonstrates an unusual orientation to including the patient, and to explaining and providing helpful information.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Culver always listens and discerns the information I give about how I'm doing. He has made adjustments to my medicine that have greatly improved my QOL. He has also made suggestions for lifestyle changes to improve my QOL.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Culver is the best. I'm so happy I found him and under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

I would like very much to continue to see/talk to Dr. Culver. The impression I have is that he has an excellent knowledge of the medical issue that I experience. His empathy is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Culver is wonderful! Incredibly knowledgeable, and he genuinely cares about his patients. He's also not afraid to say "I don't know" instead of pretending to have all answers at all times.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Culver is an excellent doctor. He s very personable with a wonderful bed side manner. He is brilliant and I feel very lucky to have him as my doctor.

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