Researcher’s Profile

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William A. Bulman, MD


Dr. William A. Bulman is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and he completed internships in both surgery and medicine before residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia.

He currently serves as Director of Bronchoscopy at the Columbia University Medical Center and is a full-time member of the Critical Care Medicine faculty. He is part of the faculty leadership for Columbia’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, and he is the medical director of the Lung Nodule Assessment Center. He is also the medical director of Columbia Pulmonary Associates, a private practice group in the Columbia Lung Center.

Research Statement: 

Dr. William A. Bulman's clinical interests include Interventional Bronchoscopy, advance chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute respiratory failure. He is a research investigator in clinical trials involving bronchoscopic treatments for emphysema and studies the use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.


Bulman WA, Iannotti JP, Glowacki K, Bleuit J, Clark CC. Serum fractions and related agonists with calcium-mobilizing activity in the bovine growth plate chondrocyte. Journal of Orthopedic Research. 1995 Mar; I3(2):220-229.


Ecker ML, Oonnans JP, Schwartz OM, Drummond OS, Bulman \VA. Efficacy of spinal cord monitoring in scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy. Journal of Spinal Disorders. 1996 Apr;9(2): 159-164.


Bulman WA, Oonnans JP, Ecker ML, Drummond OS. Posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy: a comparison of Luque rod and Unit Rod instrumentation. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 1996 May-lull; 16 (3):314-323.


Bulman WA, et al. Suspicion of Lung Cancer with Nodal Metastases in an Immunocompromised Patient. ATS Clinical Cases (published online at, October 2007)


Bulman WA, et al. Severe Pulmonary Hypertension due to Chronic Echinococcal Pulmonary Emboli Treatcd with Targeted Pulmonary Vascular Therapy and Hcpatic Resection. CHEST 2007 Oct; 132(4): 1356-1358.


Bulman WA, et al. Durability of Benefit of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: 3 and 4 year followMup after NE1T. Poster presentation, American Thoracic Society International Conference, May 2009.


Weiser JA, Scully BE, Bulman WA, Husai, S, Grossman ME. Periumbilical parasitic thumbprint purpura: Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome acquired from a cadaveric renal transplant. Transpl [nfect Dis. 2010 May 26.


Bulman WA Lung Volume Reduction for the Treatment of Severe Emphysema: Past, Present and Future. Symposium Session, American College of Chest Physicians International Conference, October 2010. (Session Chair)


Ginsburg ME, Thomashow BM, Yip CK, DiMango Alvt, Maxfield RA, Bartels r-.rn, Jellen P, Bulman WA, Lederer 0, Brogan FL, Gorenstein LA, SoneU JR. Lung volume reduction surgery using the NETT selection criteria. Ann Thorne Surg. 2011 May; 91 (5): 1556-60.