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Dr Yung graduated at Cardiff University in 1988. He completed his General Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine Specialist training in London (North West Thames rotation). He was previously Tutor in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. His MD thesis was on the diagnosis and pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes. He was appointed Consultant Respiratory Physician at Basildon University Hospital in 1999 and has worked at the Nuffield Health, Brentwood Hospital since 2001.
Dr Yung had won the Basildon Hospital Chief Executive Gold Award in Quality Improvement in 2003 (Non-invasive Ventilation) and in 2007 (Cancer Medicine Ward).
Dr Yung’s specialist interests in Respiratory Medicine include Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough and its management, Lung Cancer and Investigation of Unexplained Shortness of Breath.
Dr Yung has performed over 1,900 flexible bronchoscopies and 500 Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).
Dr Yung has published widely in respiratory specialist peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of interest
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
Unexplained shortness of breath
Current NHS consultant posts held
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Trust.
Dr Yung takes pride in providing meticulous clinical care and excellent communication to his patients.
Basildon Hospital Chief Executive Gold Award in Quality Improvement in 2003 (Non-invasive Ventilation) and in 2007 (Cancer Medicine Ward).
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Cantonese - Fluent
Yung B, Campbell IA, Elborn JS, Harvey JS, Shale DJ. Totally implantable venous access devices in adult patients with cystic fibrosis. Respiratory Medicine 1996; 90:353-356.
Nixon LS, Yung B, Bell SC, Elborn JS, Shale DJ. Circulating immunoreactive interleukin-6 (IL-6) in cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1998;157(6 pt 1):1764-1769.
Yung B, Landers A, Mathalone B, Gyi KM, Hodson ME. Diabetic retinopathy in adult patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Respiratory Medicine 1998;92:871-872.
Yung B, Kemp M, Hooper J, Hodson ME. The diagnosis of cystic fibrosis related diabetes: a selective approach in performing oral glucose tolerance test. Thorax 1999;54:40-43.
Yung B, Noormohamed FH, Kemp M, Hooper J, Lant AF, Hodson ME. Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: the role of peripheral insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction. Diabetic Medicine 2002;19:221-228.
Seymour JM, Moore L, Jolley C, Ward K, Creasey J, Steier JS, Yung B, Man W, Hart N, Polkey MI, Moxham J. Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation following acute exacerbation of COPD. Thorax 2010; 65: 423-428.
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