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Edward S. Schulman

Edward S. Schulman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Department: Medicine

Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine


  • MD - Jefferson Medical College

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)
  • Clinical Research Scientist Award from Drexel University College of Medicine (2006)
  • "America's Top Doctors"
  • "Best Doctors in America®" (2003 through 2012)
  • "Top Research Paper," American College of Chest Physicians (for his work on human mast cell purification)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Edward Schulman, MD, was chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and served as director of the Drexel Allergy and Asthma Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Schulman is widely respected in all aspects of respiratory medicine. In 1987, he became chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College of Medicine). Between 1995 and 2000 he also served as associate chair of research for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Schulman is a reviewer for a number of subspecialty journals and has served as a reviewer on NIH study sections.

Clinical Services

Respiratory medicine, Allergist


  • Duke University Hospital


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - University of California, San Francisco
  • Allergy and Immunology - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Edward Schulman, MD, is a professor emeritus of medicine and division chief for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Research Interests

Human lung hypersensitivity reactions, Mast cell biology, Immunopharmacology of the mast cell, Airway pathophysiology


Dr. Schulman's major research interest has been understanding the human lung mast cell and he pioneered the techniques for the first ever purification of this cell type in 1982. He has been widely regarded as an expert in human lung hypersensitivity reactions, mast cell biology, immunopharmacology of the mast cell, and airway pathophysiology. He has published over 160 peer reviewed articles, reviews, abstracts and book chapters on the mast cell and airway reactivity.

Dr. Schulman has been an established National Institutes of Health and industry-sponsored research investigator of fundamental mechanisms of human lung mast cell biology, asthma and airway disorders. He holds patents related to novel mechanisms of mast cell activation and their control. He has also been the principal investigator and co-investigator of numerous clinical studies in rhinitis, asthma and airway disorders.

Dr. Schulman lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally on mechanisms of allergy and asthma, mechanisms and control of mast cell activation, and pathophysiology and treatment of asthma and COPD.

Dr. Schulman's publications in PubMed.

In the Media

Allergies Stronger, Longer This Spring
April 25, 2011 - WPVI
Dr. Edward Schulman was interviewed regarding the increasing intensity and duration of allergy suffering during this spring season.


"Heterogeneous Mixed-Lineage Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Induced by Conditioned Media from A549 Cells"
Lecht S, Stabler CT, Karamil S, Schulman ES, Lelkes PI
Stem Cells and Development, epub June 3, 2014

"Rationale for Specific Allergen Testing of Asthma Patients in the Clinical Pulmonary Office Setting"
Schulman ES and Pohlig C
Chest, in press, 2014

"Enhanced reseeding of decellularized rodent lungs with mouse embryonic stem cells"
Lecht S, Stabler CT, Rylander AL, Chiaverelli R, Schulman ES, Marcinkiewicz C, Lelkes PI
Biomaterials; 35(10):3252-62, March 2014

"Hypoxia Enhances Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Into Definitive Endoderm and Distal Lung Cells"
Pimton P, Lecht S, Stabler CT, Johannes G, Schulman ES and Lelkes PI
Stem Cells and Development (submitted)

"Asthma and Sleep Apnea"
Ladi L and Schulman S
In: Asthma: Comorbidities, Co-Existing Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis; Richard F. Lockey and Dennis K. Ledford (Eds.). New York. Oxford University Press (in press)

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.