Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Russell P. Bowler, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bowler is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars 63 Patient Ratings 19 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services COPD Program Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research Areas Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Related Clinical Trials Improving the health of people with COPD See More View Curriculum Vitae News & Videos Medical Marijuana Researchers Convene at National Jewish Health National Jewish Health To Study Marijuana and Sleep Education Education 2001 University of Colorado Denver, PhD 1993 University of California School of Medicine (San Francisco), MD 1988 Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), BS Residency 1993 - 1996 University of California (San Francisco), Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1999 - 2000 National Jewish Health, Postdoctoral Fellow 1996 - 1999 University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Awards & Recognition 2008: Best COPD Poster, European Respiratory Society 2006: Best COPD Poster, European Respiratory Society 2004: Astra Zeneca Young Investigator Travel Award in COPD 2002: American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid 2002: American Lung Association Research Grant (declined) 2001: Young Investigator Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Board Certification 1999: Critical Care Medicine (Recertification 2009) 1998: Pulmonary Medicine (Recertification 2008) 1996: American Board of Internal Medicine (Recertification 2006) Professional Memberships 2002: American Physiological Society 2000: Society for Critical Care Medicine 1998: Society for Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine 1996: American Thoracic Society Publications Bowler RP, Nicks M, Tran K, Tanner G, Chang L-Y, Young SK, Worthen GS. Extracellular superoxide dismutase attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced neutrophilic inflammation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 31(4):432-9, 2004. Bowler RP, Duda B, Chan ED, Enghild JJ, Ware LB, Matthay MA and Duncan MW. Proteomic anaysis of pulmonary edema fluid and plasma in patients with acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 286(6):L1095-104, 2004. Bowler RP, Arcaroli J, Abraham E, Patel M, Chang L-Y, and Crapo JD. Evidence for extracellular superoxide dismutase as a mediator of hemorrhage-induced lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 284(4):L680-7, 2003. Bowler RP, Sheng H, Enghild JJ, Pearlstein RD, Warner DS, and Crapo JD. A catalytic antioxidant (AEOL 10150) attenuates expression of inflammatory genes in stroke. Free Rad Biol Med 33(8):1141, 2002. Bowler RP, Nicks M, Thogersen IB, Valnickova Z, Hojrup P, Franzusoff A, Enghild JJ, and Crapo JD. Furin proteolytically processes the heparin binding region of extracellular superoxide dismutase. J Biol Chem 277(19):16505-11, 2002. Hospital Affiliations Colorado Acute Long Term HospitalKindred HospitalRose Medical CenterUniversity of Colorado Hospital Academic Affiliations Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions 2008 - Present: Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, National Jewish Health 2006 - Present: Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 2006 - Present: Director, COPD Clinic 2001 - 2008: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, National Jewish Health 2001 - 2006: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 2000 - 2001: Instructor, Dept of Medicine, National Jewish Health 2000 - 2001: Clinical Instructor, Dept of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Website Information Bowler Lab Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.3 Friendliness 4.3 Spoke using clear language 4.4 Provider explained things clearly 4.3 Amount of time spent with you 4.2 Provider included you in decisions 4.3 Confidence in your doctor 4.4 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.3 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Seems less reserved each time we see him. Listens to me more when answering his questions. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Dr.Bowler ,We are very confident in him,from the first visit we both felt at ease talking to him,his explanations on test results,and overall giving us some degree of hope,that we have not received Elsewhere.I think Dr.Bowler shows his concern towards us on a conversation using words easy to understand National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 I appreciate how *Dr. Bowler made me feel. He looked at the whole person not just my lungs. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 My experience has been nothing but fantastic! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr Bowler is a very kind man. He is concerned about my health. AndI like him very much. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 From Dr. Bowler to the nurses very satisfied with the visit National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 My experience was fair to very good. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 This was a great experience. I came from Las Vegas where the care leaves much to be desired. I was asked about what caused me to be SOB. My 3 years in NV with COPD and Lung Center no one had ever asked me that question. I love this clinic. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Very happy with the care and concern of my new Dr he's very thorough in his examination. I felt like he truly cared about my well-being. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Dr. Bowler is professional and all business. I respect that, though I am more comfortable with practicians who engage in conversation and have a sense of humor as well as an timed appropriate interest in their patients life, hobbies etc. This information is an important key to understanding the patients daily habits that worsen or improve their condition. Cancel provide clues to treatment possibilities. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 I trust and I feel confident that I'm getting the right pulmonary care that I need! show more National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr Bowler apologized for the wait. I asked him if the Covid-19 situation was bogging him down. He never made me feel rushed and was as thorough as usual. Impressive self control and calm professionalism National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 First Visit with this Doctor, a bit hard to know much yet. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 The willingness to explain everything to my son since my son is my my transportation to all appointments and go to person National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 I don't have any problems with my dr. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr Bowler is always attentive with my questions and he always discusses results from labs or imaging. We talk about what the follow up he suggests and discuss any options for follow-up if there are any. For example I talked about equipment for blood pressure measurement at home. He told me about a [research] study that involved using a Fit Bit that I could keep after completing the study and he had the study technician call me. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 I felt very well taken care of. The exam as well as explanations afterward were very thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Totally happy with my care provider National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Nothing out the ordinary.