Bruce H. Culver, MD

Bruce H. Culver, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific, Campus Box 356522
Seattle, WA 98195-6522

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 543-3166; (206) 685-8945
Fax: (206) 685-8673
Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-4615


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Education and Training

M.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1969.

Internship in Internal Medicine, UCLA, Torrance, CA, 1970.

Residency in Internal Medicine, UCLA, Torrance, CA, 1972.

Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1974.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Patient selection and outcome for lung volume reduction surgery. Relationship of maximal and submaximal airflow before and after LVRS.

Clinical education for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism and pulmonary vascular disease.

Methods of teaching and evaluation of learning in respiratory physiology.

Representative Publications

Culver BH, Marini JJ, Butler J: Lung volume and pleural pressure effects on ventricular function. J Appl Physiol 50:630-635, 1981.

Marini JJ, Capps JS, Culver BH: The inspiratory work of breathing during assisted mechanical ventilation. Chest 87:612-618, 1985.

Pepe PE, Culver BH: Independently measured oxygen consumption during reduction of oxygen delivery by positive end-expiratory pressure. Am Rev Respir Dis 132:788-792, 1985.

Hampson NB, Culver BH: Clinical aspects of pulmonary embolism. Sem Ultrasound CT MRI 18:314-322, 1997.

Culver, BH. Physiology. In Principles of Respiratory Medicine. Albert R, Spiro S, Jett J (eds). London Mosby International, 1999.


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