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Paul Wolters, M.D.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Paul J. Wolters specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients with interstitial lung disease. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, trained in internal medicine at the University of Colorado, and pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF, where he joined the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine in 1999.

In addition to caring for patients, Wolters is actively involved in research that aims to better understand the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He is director of biological research for the Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

Clinics

Interstitial Lung Disease Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2577
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Friday
8 a.m. – noon

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education


Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jaffar J, Unger S, Corte TJ, Keller M, Wolters PJ, Richeldi L, Cerri S, Prle CM, Hansbro PM, Argraves WS, Oliver RA, Oliver BG, Black JL, Burgess JK. Fibulin-1 predicts disease progression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chest. 2014 Oct 1; 146(4):1055-63.
  2. Sutherland RE, Barry SS, Olsen JS, Salantes DB, Caughey GH, Wolters PJ. Dipeptidyl peptidase I controls survival from Klebsiella pneumoniae lung infection by processing surfactant protein D. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Jul 18; 450(1):818-23.
  3. Minagawa S, Lou J, Seed RI, Cormier A, Wu S, Cheng Y, Murray L, Tsui P, Connor J, Herbst R, Govaerts C, Barker T, Cambier S, Yanagisawa H, Goodsell A, Hashimoto M, Brand OJ, Cheng R, Ma R, McKnelly KJ, Wen W, Hill A, Jablons D, Wolters P, Kitamura H, Araya J, Barczak AJ, Erle DJ, Reichardt LF, Marks JD, Baron JL, Nishimura SL. Selective Targeting of TGF- Activation to Treat Fibroinflammatory Airway Disease. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jun 18; 6(241):241ra79.
  4. Stuart BD, Lee JS, Kozlitina J, Noth I, Devine MS, Glazer CS, Torres F, Kaza V, Girod CE, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Ma SF, Vij R, Collard HR, Wolters PJ, Garcia CK. Effect of telomere length on survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an observational cohort study with independent validation. Lancet Respir Med. 2014 Jul; 2(7):557-65.
  5. Greer AM, Matthay MA, Kukreja J, Bhakta NR, Nguyen CP, Wolters PJ, Woodruff PG, Fahy JV, Shin JS. Accumulation of BDCA1+ Dendritic Cells in Interstitial Fibrotic Lung Diseases and Th2-High Asthma. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e99084.
  6. Chandriani S, DePianto DJ, N'Diaye EN, Abbas AR, Jackman J, Bevers J, Ramirez-Carrozzi V, Pappu R, Kauder SE, Toy K, Ha C, Modrusan Z, Wu LC, Collard HR, Wolters PJ, Egen JG, Arron JR. Endogenously Expressed IL-13Ra2 Attenuates IL-13-Mediated Responses but Does Not Activate Signaling in Human Lung Fibroblasts. J Immunol. 2014 Jul 1; 193(1):111-9.
  7. Johannson KA, de Boer K, Wolters PJ, Golden JA, Lee JS, Collard HR. Diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with high-resolution CT. Lancet Respir Med. 2014 May; 2(5):e5.
  8. Ryerson CJ, Vittinghoff E, Ley B, Lee JS, Mooney JJ, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Wolters PJ, Koth LL, King TE, Collard HR. Predicting Survival Across Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease: The ILD-GAP Model. Chest. 2014 Apr 1; 145(4):723-8.
  9. Greer AM, Wu N, Putnam AL, Woodruff PG, Wolters P, Kinet JP, Shin JS. Serum IgE clearance is facilitated by human FceRI internalization. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3; 124(3):1187-98.
  10. Tang CH, Seeley EJ, Huang X, Wolters PJ, Liu L. Increased susceptibility to Klebsiella pneumonia and mortality in GSNOR-deficient mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Dec 6; 442(1-2):122-6.
  11. Shum AK, Alimohammadi M, Tan CL, Cheng MH, Metzger TC, Law CS, Lwin W, Perheentupa J, Bour-Jordan H, Carel JC, Husebye ES, De Luca F, Janson C, Sargur R, Dubois N, Kajosaari M, Wolters PJ, Chapman HA, Kmpe O, Anderson MS. BPIFB1 is a lung-specific autoantigen associated with interstitial lung disease. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Oct 9; 5(206):206ra139.
  12. Wolters PJ, Collard HR, Jones KD. Pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Annu Rev Pathol. 2014 Jan 24; 9:157-79.
  13. Fingerlin TE, Murphy E, Zhang W, Peljto AL, Brown KK, Steele MP, Loyd JE, Cosgrove GP, Lynch D, Groshong S, Collard HR, Wolters PJ, Bradford WZ, Kossen K, Seiwert SD, du Bois RM, Garcia CK, Devine MS, Gudmundsson G, Isaksson HJ, Kaminski N, Zhang Y, Gibson KF, Lancaster LH, Cogan JD, Mason WR, Maher TM, Molyneaux PL, Wells AU, Moffatt MF, Selman M, Pardo A, Kim DS, Crapo JD, Make BJ, Regan EA, Walek DS, Daniel JJ, Kamatani Y, Zelenika D, Smith K, McKean D, Pedersen BS, Talbert J, Kidd RN, Markin CR, Beckman KB, Lathrop M, Schwarz MI, Schwartz DA. Genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for pulmonary fibrosis. Nat Genet. 2013 Jun; 45(6):613-20.
  14. Seeley EJ, Barry SS, Narala S, Matthay MA, Wolters PJ. Noradrenergic neurons regulate monocyte trafficking and mortality during gram-negative peritonitis in mice. J Immunol. 2013 May 1; 190(9):4717-24.
  15. Ryerson CJ, Urbania TH, Richeldi L, Mooney JJ, Lee JS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Koth LL, King TE, Wolters PJ, Collard HR. Prevalence and prognosis of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2013 Sep; 42(3):750-7.
  16. Lee JS, Kim EJ, Lynch KL, Elicker B, Ryerson CJ, Katsumoto TR, Shum AK, Wolters PJ, Cerri S, Richeldi L, Jones KD, King TE, Collard HR. Prevalence and clinical significance of circulating autoantibodies in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Med. 2013 Feb; 107(2):249-55.
  17. Cha SI, Ryerson CJ, Lee JS, Kukreja J, Barry SS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Kim DS, Papa FR, Collard HR, Wolters PJ. Cleaved cytokeratin-18 is a mechanistically informative biomarker in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2012; 13:105.
  18. Huang F, Zhang H, Wu M, Yang H, Kudo M, Peters CJ, Woodruff PG, Solberg OD, Donne ML, Huang X, Sheppard D, Fahy JV, Wolters PJ, Hogan BL, Finkbeiner WE, Li M, Jan YN, Jan LY, Rock JR. Calcium-activated chloride channel TMEM16A modulates mucin secretion and airway smooth muscle contraction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 2; 109(40):16354-9.
  19. Chen C, Kudo M, Rutaganira F, Takano H, Lee C, Atakilit A, Robinett KS, Uede T, Wolters PJ, Shokat KM, Huang X, Sheppard D. Integrin a91 in airway smooth muscle suppresses exaggerated airway narrowing. J Clin Invest. 2012 Aug 1; 122(8):2916-27.
  20. Seeley EJ, Matthay MA, Wolters PJ. Inflection points in sepsis biology: from local defense to systemic organ injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Sep; 303(5):L355-63.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.