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William A. Bulman, MD

Pulmonary Disease Medicine
Lung Cancer
Cancer Care
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Critical Care Medicine (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-1544
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


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.

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 310
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-1544

Fax: (212) 305-7072

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Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

  • 1993 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1989 Summa Cum Laude and Salutatorian, University of Scranton
  • 1989 NCAA Scholar Athlete, Middle Atlantic Conference