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Dr Dean Creer, Consultant Respiratory Physician

Dr Creer works both in the NHS and privately. He is one of the team of respiratory physicians at the world famous Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and based at Barnet Hospital.

Dr Creer studied at the University of Cape Town Medical School, graduating in 1991. He undertook his specialist medical training in London including the Royal Free Hospital, the London Chest and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. 


Dr Creer has been a specialist respiratory and general medicine physician since 2004. He has been a specialist for over 10 years. During this time he has accumulated specialist expertise at clinical assessment and at interpreting chest x-rays, Chest CT scans, allergy and breathing tests which allows him to provide a comprehensive assessment. Dr Creer also performs bronchoscopy to allow the visual assessment of the breathing tubes having performed over 1500 procedures.


Dr Creer has a broad range of respiratory expertise including the assessment of common respiratory symptoms like cough, breathlessness and wheeze, the investigation of possible lung cancers and then managing common conditions like  asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Creer has a special interest in chest infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis.


Dr Creer is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a membership examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Dean Creer diagnoses and treats the following: 

  • Asthma

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Chronic cough

  • Bronchiectasis


  • Tuberculosis

  • Lung cancer and patients with suspected lung cancer

  • Snoring and suspected Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

  • Pneumothorax

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Pneumonia

  • Unexplained breathlessness

  • Sarcoidosis and other forms of lung fibrosis

NHS Innovations Challenge Prize, 2016

Dr Creer is part of a team of radiologists and respiratory consultants from Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust which won the first ever NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer.

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