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1992 MBChB (University of Glasgow)
1995 MRCP (UK)
2001 MD (University of Glasgow)
2006 FRCP (Edin)
I am a full-time (48 hours / week) Consultant Chest Physician and my clinical experience is based on a mixture of elective (typically 5 clinics a week) and emergency (ward based) work. I routinely see patients with various types of acute and chronic lung diseases, commonly asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, sleep apnoea and various forms of interstitial lung disease including pulmonary fibrosis (including asbestosis). Bronchoscopy is offered via my NHS service.
Areas of interest
Breathlessness; Chronic cough; Sarcoidosis; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Bronchiectasis; Asbestos related lung and pleural disease; Medicolegal reports
- Hazel McCartney
- Dept. Of Respiratory Medicine Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Foresterhill ABERDEEN AB25 2ZN
- 01224 550916
- 01224 551210
- Feedback from patients I care for: http://www.iwantgreatcare.org
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Chest Physician, current post Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, UK since 2002
Numerous publication (see www.pubmed.gov and search using the term "Dempsey O[au]"
Asthma (MD thesis)
Interstitial Lung Disease (current major interest)
British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group, co-chair of Scottish Interstitial Lung Diseases Group and former member of Steering Group for British Thoracic Society UK Lung Disease Registry
Asthma: MD thesis, title “An Evaluation Of The Role Of Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist Therapy In Asthma” , numerous publications
iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence
Numerous publications (>50), the full list on www.pubmed.gov and search using the term "Dempsey O[au]".
These publications include an editorial in the British Medical Journal and two review articles.
Courses offered to GPs
I'm regularly asked to present on a diverse range of topics, such as interstitial lung diseases, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and how to communicate in medicine.
More recently, at a 2018 Royal College Symposium, I presented on "Vaping - Friend or Foe?" to a large audience and in 2019 was invited to speak in Edinburgh at the Royal College of Physicians about sarcoidosis.
- MBChB Glasgow 1992
- MRCP (UK) Glasgow 1995
- MD Glasgow 2001
- FRCP Edinburgh 2006
Reference number 3589223
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of Specialist Training (Respiratory & General Medicine), 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Scottish, British, European Thoracic Societies
Scottish Interstitial Lung Disease Group (co-chair)
- BMI Albyn Hospital, AB10 1RW
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 01224 595993
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.