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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



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

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    70 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 16, 2023
    Outstanding Doctor. Very pleased.
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Wolters was warm and professional and authentic. He was very knowledgeable and good at explaining the illness and the meaning of the various tests.
    Mar 15, 2023
    The very best at UCSF! I would highly recommend this wonderful Dr to all seeking medical care
    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
    Clear and precise
    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.
    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

    My work

    Inside the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

    Learn how Dr. Wolters and his team leverage research, collaboration and the latest medications to support patients with ILD.

    Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.