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William A. Bulman, MD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Expertise in: 
Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Lung Cancer, Cancer Care
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Credentials & Experience

NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Lung Nodules
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy

Education & Training

  • 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

Honors & Awards

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

About William Bulman

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.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 310
New York, New York 10032


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.

Research Interests

  • Bronchoscopic treatments for emphysema
  • Molecular diagnosis of lung cancer using minimally invasive sampling techniques


Principal Investigator EBUS-TBNA and Gene Expression
Project Title: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS -TBNA) for Gene Expression Profiling in Lung Cancer 
Sponsor: Columbia University Interventional Bronchoscopy Fund
Co-Investigator EASE Trial Project Title: A Randomized, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Exhale® Drug Eluting Stent in Homogeneous Emphysema Subjects with Severe Hyperinflation
Sponsor: Bronchus Technologies, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Roger Maxfield, M.D.
Co-Investigator: Allegro Trial
Project Title: Airway Epithelial Cell Gene Expression in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
Sponsor: Allegro Diagnostics
Principal Investigator: Charles Powell, M.D.


Jan 15 2018 - Dec 31 2021


May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2021


Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

Selected Publications

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.