Dr Julius Cairn

Dr Julius Cairn

Respiratory Consultant

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

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

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

I completed my 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. I completed sub-specialty training in lung cancer, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, sleep medicine, respiratory infection and lung transplantation.

My 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.

My 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. My 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 I run general respiratory medical clinics, subspecialist clinics in interstitial lung disease and fibreoptic bronchoscopy lists.

Clinical Interests

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 572036
Private secretary email