Dr Julius Cairn
MBBS, MD, FRCP
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 out-patient practice covers all aspects of respiratory medicine but I can provide particular expertise in the investigation and management of coughs 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 fibre optic bronchoscopy procedures at Harefield and Watford Hospitals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Julius Cairn at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
Clinical Lead for Interstitial Lung Disease at West Herts Hospitals
Clinical Lead for Oxygen Prescribing at West Hertfordshire Hospitals
Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City and Watford General Hospitals
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Harefield Hospital
My interests include spending time with my family, performing and listening to classical music, history and landscape photography.