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 School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
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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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 2/17/2019, 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

148 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
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Culver went over and beyond!!!! He did not make me feel rushed, and was very patient!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

was excellent. answered my questions, gave me all my options, was easy to talk to & understand in layman's terns! a great visit & very glad I was connected with Dr. Culver.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Culver was very patient and understanding. He listened to me and my health issues. Dr. Culver formulated a diagnosis and treatment plan that no one else has done before.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Such a wonderful physician and nurse practitioner.Very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

dr culver is an amazing asset to ur clinic i am blessed to have found him LOVE THAT DR so knowledgeable caring and kind

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Culver is a excellent physician. He always treats his patients with respect. He has helped me keep my sarcoidosis at a stable state.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

I am very pleased with all staff at the Cleveland clinic that I have dealt with thus far. I very glad I decided to make the trip to see Dr. Culver. I am very thankful he excepted me as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Culver was excellent. He was knowledgeable and helpful. His explanations were clear. He evidenced kindness and concern and spent a good amount of time with me. I appreciated the second opinion he provided and would highly recommend him him to others with pulmonary diseases.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I was referred to Dr. Culver as a result of being in the Cleveland Clinic (CC) as a patient. Because my diagnoses included Dr. Culver's speciality, I was told he was following my case. Upon my discharge, my appointment with Dr. Culver has been scheduled, as well as other visits. I was impressed!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I could sing Dr. Culver's praises forever, but if I were to, I'm afraid you wouldn't take my comments seriously, so I will attempt to be brief, yet strong, in my assessment. Dr. Culver is the ultimate medical professional. He's the following: an expert in his field; very present, thorough in imparting knowledge and in making sure the patient understands what he's explaining; compassionate and patient;reassuring, helpful; and willing to listen to concerns and try to find a way that fits the patient's needs. This new diagnosis takes me to a scary and daunting place, yet Dr. Culver instills in me not only confidence that I can enjoy a pretty good/healthy life, but also great faith in the knowledge that he and his team are constantly working to find solutions to Sarcoidosis.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Culver asked the scheduling assistant to combine whatever upcoming appointments she could, as I live about 80 miles from Cleveland. She was on the telephone for a pretty good spell, but she persisted until she could accommodate me. Outstanding! All of the nurses and assistants were exceptional.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Culver is excellent about listening to me explain the different problems I have relating to my disease. You can visually see him working through different scenarios of treatments to determine what will give me the best quality of life.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Culver & staff were awesome and so helpful. My highest respect.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Always impressed with Dr. Culver! He is a true leader in his field, provides excellent care and gives hope and encouragement.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

I was impressed by the amount of time Dr. Culver spent with me trying to evaluate my condition and explain what he was thinking with me

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I see Dr. Culver as a specialist for my condition. He is excellent and his staff is excellent. I am so grateful to be in his care.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Nothing is left to chance with Dr. Culver. He is very easy to talk to. Explains things. He just doesn't tell me what to do; we discuss decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Dr. Culver was respectful, kind and professional, during my appointment! He encouraged me, more than once, to ask questions and be sure I understood his instructions. This office visit was an excellent experience!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

I wanted a second opinion. Dr. Culver was prepared and listened intently. We had a conversation rather than a lecture. He was encouraging and clear in a course of action and helped me become more comfortable with my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr. Culver was clear about choices and engaged me to learn my thoughts about various options. He listened carefully and understood my concerns about the options.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

While, I think the provider is excellent, I do not think follow-up is too good here. For instance, I had a sptum sample go to the lab during my visit and have yet to hear back on results after 9 days.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

I am aware that Dr. Culver is in high demand for appointments and that it does take time to schedule time with him.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2018

Dr. Culver was wonderful. I am very glad I made the long trip to see him. He answered all my questions, that I remembered to ask,in detail. I am very grateful he took the time to see me.

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