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

Website Information

Bowler Lab

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 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 PatientOctober, 2021
First Visit with this Doctor, a bit hard to know much yet.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 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 PatientJuly, 2021
I don't have any problems with my dr.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 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 PatientMay, 2021
I felt very well taken care of. The exam as well as explanations afterward were very thorough.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Totally happy with my care provider

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
Nothing out the ordinary.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Care giver really didn't have much to go by, therefore he has me coming back for testing.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
A detailed explanation concerning a minor heart problem with previous appointment would have been appreciated.

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