Consultant Profile

Dr Julius Cairn

Dr Julius Cairn MBBS, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • General medicine
    • Lung cancer
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Asthma
    • Chest Medicine
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
Special clinical interests:

COPD, cough, breathlessness, asthma, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, respiratory infection, pulmonary fibrosis (interstitial lung disease) and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Research interests:

Obliterative bronchiolitis

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Hemel Hempstead General and St Albans City Hospitals
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Harefield Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

The Royal College of Physicians of London
The British Thoracic Society
The European Respiratory Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Private secretary telephone number:
01442 287 092
Private secretary fax:
01442 287 957
Personal email address:
Out-patient clinics held at Spire Harpenden on Tuesday evenings and alternate Saturday mornings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Cairn provides an outpatient practice, which covers all aspects of respiratory medicine, at Spire Harpenden Hospital, where he has access to excellent diagnostic facilities such as state of the art CT thorax imaging and detailed lung function studies. He also has access to interventional thoracic radiology services, thoracic surgery and specialised respiratory physiology services (such as sleep studies).

 Dr Cairn is a respiratory physician with special interests in interstitial lung disease, respiratory infection such as bronchiectasis, lung cancer, asthma, COPD and obstructive sleep apnoea. He can also provide expertise in the investigation and management of cough and breathlessness.

 He completed undergraduate training at The London Hospital Medical College and postgraduate training in North West Thames, including at the Royal Brompton, Harefield and Charing Cross Hospitals. He completed sub-specialty training in lung cancer, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, sleep medicine, respiratory infection and lung transplantation.

 His research at Harefield and the Royal Brompton Hospitals focused on the diagnosis of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome, which is a form of chronic rejection following lung transplantation and this culminated in the postgraduate degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of London.

 His current clinical governance and teaching interests include interstitial lung disease, the management of pneumonia and oxygen prescribing and he is a member of the West Herts Hospitals’ antibiotics and medical gas committees. His NHS practice is based at Harefield and the West Hertfordshire group of hospitals, (St Albans City Hospital, Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Watford General Hospital), where he runs general respiratory medical clinics, subspecialist clinics in interstitial lung disease and fibreoptic bronchoscopy lists.

Personal profile:

Dr. Cairn's interests include spending time with his family, performing and listening to classical music, history and landscape photography.

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Dr Julius Cairn

Dr Julius Cairn General medicine & Respiratory Medicine Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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