Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD

Russell P. Bowler
Russell P. Bowler, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bowler is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


University of Colorado Denver, PhD
University of California School of Medicine (San Francisco), MD
Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), BS
University of California (San Francisco), Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine
National Jewish Health, Postdoctoral Fellow
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


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 Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Rose Medical Center
  • University 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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
Seems less reserved each time we see him. Listens to me more when answering his questions.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 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 PatientOctober, 2022
I appreciate how *Dr. Bowler made me feel. He looked at the whole person not just my lungs.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
My experience has been nothing but fantastic!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2022
Dr Bowler is a very kind man. He is concerned about my health. AndI like him very much.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2022
From Dr. Bowler to the nurses very satisfied with the visit

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2022
My experience was fair to very good.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 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 PatientApril, 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 PatientJanuary, 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.

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