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Dr. Paul J. Wolters specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients with interstitial lung disease, a category of disorders in which scarring of lung tissue affects breathing.

Wolters is actively involved in research that aims to better understand the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a type of interstitial lung disease. He is director of biological research for the UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

Wolters received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He joined UCSF's division of pulmonary and critical care medicine in 1999.

  • Education

    University of Minnesota Medical School

  • Residencies

    University of Colorado, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Board Certifications

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    69 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 25, 2023
    All good
    Feb 15, 2023
    I appreciate the time attention and quality of care that was shown to me during the visit.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Care Provider was very patient explicit and articulate. I am impressed by his warmth concern and guidance . I left feeling comfortable and confident.
    Nov 20, 2022
    Doctor spend time to go over my CT scan explaining my lung condition.
    Aug 15, 2022
    Dr. Wolters was superb! He was very competent caring and followed up with us as promised. We were extremely blessed and satisfied.We will certainly recommend him without reservations to anyone. Thank you Dr. Wolters !
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr Wolters is hands down the best
    Jun 09, 2022
    Excellent information explained clearlyI wish he could be my primary doctor!
    Jan 28, 2022
    The discussion that I had with my provider about my health was very helpful and professional. Iam well pleased with the medical decisions that my provider and I discussed.
    Dec 08, 2021
    Any follow up is not clear to me. I will need another PFT I know but when or if I'm to return is unknown or unclear. I need clarity like I usually get.
    Dec 08, 2021
    Clear and precise
    Nov 08, 2021
    The consultation I had with Dr. Wolters was very informative and helpful. I felt confident that I am getting the best possible medical care and I greatly appreciated how much time he took preparing and answering questions during the televisit.
    Nov 04, 2021
    Very good
    Jun 24, 2021
    I found Dr. Wolters to be very knowledgeable yet human and compassionate. I felt he was honest with his answers to my questions even the ones that involved discussion of life expectancy and the nature of the disease. He was very supportive and provided me and my son with solid information and accurate informed insights regarding treatment options and prospects for my future medical care.
    Jun 24, 2021
    Paul Wolters is the best doctor I am lucky to see.
    May 05, 2021
    outstanding emphathy

    "Fibrosis is a big problem. If you improve people and slow the progression of their disease...that’s a success."

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