Dr Julius Cairn

Respiratory Consultant

MBBS, MD, FRCP


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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.
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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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Additional information

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

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

British Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society

Royal College of Physicians of London


Professional leadership

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

Current NHS posts

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

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Harefield Hospital

Personal profile

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

Contact information

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