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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


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    88 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    85 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
    88 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    88 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    88 Ratings

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

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