Manuel Galvan, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Manuel Galvan, PhD, is a complement biology expert at National Jewish Health. Dr. Galvan serves as the Director of the Complement Laboratory. Director, Complement Laboratory Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 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 Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Diagnostic Laboratories Special Interests Complement News & Videos National Jewish Health Hires Dr. Manuel Galvan as Complement Laboratory Director Education Education 2003 - 2010 University of California Irvine, PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology Publications Complement protein C1q and adiponectin stimulate Mer tyrosine kinase-dependent engulfment of apoptotic cells through a shared pathway. Galvan MD, Hulsebus H, Heitker T, Zeng E, Bohlson SS. J Innate Immun. 2014;6(6):780-92 Complement component C1q regulates macrophage expression of Mer tyrosine kinase to promote clearance of apoptotic cells. Galvan MD, Foreman DB, Zeng E, Tan JC, Bohlson SS. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 15;188(8):3716-23 Quantitative analysis of cellular inflammation after traumatic spinal cord injury: evidence for a multiphasic inflammatory response in the acute to chronic environment.Beck KD, Nguyen HX, Galvan MD, Salazar DL, Woodruff TM, Anderson AJ. Brain. 2010 Feb;133(Pt 2):433-47 Deficiency in complement C1q improves histological and functional locomotor outcome after spinal cord injury. Galvan MD, Luchetti S, Burgos AM, Nguyen HX, Hooshmand MJ, Hamers FP, Anderson AJ. J Neurosci. 2008 Dec 17;28(51): Human cord blood leukocyte innate immune responses to defense collagens. Maruyama H, Galvan M, Waffarn F, Tenner AJ. Pediatr Res. 2003 Nov;54(5):724-31 Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 303.398.1669 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. 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.