Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD

Russell P. Bowler
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as 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® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Education

    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

    Conflicts of Interest

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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 PatientApril, 2016
    Great *Doctor Bowler. He helps me very good.

    National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
    *Bowler's great.