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Dr Julius Cairn

Dr Julius Cairn

Respiratory Consultant
MBBS, MD, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Julius Cairn at Spire include:

General medicine at Spire Bushey Hospital

General medicine at Spire Harpenden Hospital

Other treatments

General medicine:

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Respiratory pathology

Respiratory medicine:

  • Asthma
  • Chest medicine
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Respiratory pathology

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Professional profile

I am an experienced Consultant Respiratory Physician, who believes in providing the best possible care for my patients. I take time to achieve a sympathetic understanding of their issues. I am thorough in my clinical approach. My outpatient practice covers all aspects of respiratory medicine but I can provide particular expertise in the investigation and management of cough and breathlessness. In addition I have special interests in interstitial lung disease, respiratory infection such as bronchiectasis, lung cancer, asthma, COPD and obstructive sleep apnoea.

I qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1991 and completed postgraduate training in the North West Thames region, including at the Royal Brompton, Harefield and Charing Cross Hospitals. My research on Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (a form of chronic rejection) following lung transplantation at Harefield and Royal Brompton Hospitals resulted in my MD postgraduate degree from Imperial College, London.

I was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory and General Physician in 2003 at West Hertfordshire Hospitals (St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals) NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.

My current clinical governance and teaching interests include interstitial lung disease and the management of pneumonia. I run general respiratory medical clinics and weekly clinics in interstitial lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis). I am a core member of the lung cancer MDT team at West Herts Hospitals and I perform fibreoptic bronchoscopy procedures at Harefield and Watford Hospitals.

Clinical Interests

Asthma
Chest medicine
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Respiratory pathology

Special Clinical Interests: COPD; Cough; Breathlessness; Bronchiectasis; Respiratory infection; Pulmonary fibrosis (interstitial lung disease) and obstructive sleep apnoea and asthma.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of London / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 1995
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

CCST / London / 2003
Certificate of Specialist Training

MD / University of London / 2004
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2006
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

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


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Interstitial Lung Disease at West Herts Hospitals
Clinical Lead for Oxygen Prescribing at West Hertfordshire Hospitals

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Current NHS posts

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

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Harefield Hospital

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Personal Profile

My interests include spending time with my family, performing and listening to classical music, history and landscape photography.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112 / 01923 572 036
Private secretary telephone 01923 572 036
Private secretary email respiratory@virginmedia.com

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