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Dr James Ramsay - Respiratory Medicine

Dr James Ramsay is a Respiratory Consultant in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire who specialises in Lung Cancer

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma and other pleural diseases

Sleep apnoea

Cough, Asthma / COPD 

Bronchiectasis and lung infections including TB 

Interstitial lung disease

Dr Ramsay will see patients from 18 yrs+

Academic background

Dr James Ramsay trained in Leeds at the internationally renowned St James’ teaching hospital.  He successfully completed higher training in both respiratory and general internal medicine and completed sub-speciality training in lung cancer, airways disease, intestinal lung disease, pulmonary infection including tuberculosis and bronchiectasis, sleep medicine, ventilation, cough and pulmonary vascular disease. 

Dr Ramsay provides a comprehensive respiratory outpatient practice at Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth. He has access to excellent diagnostic facilities including full repertoire of imaging and detailed physiological studies including full lung function and sleep studies.  He is thorough, has high clinical standards and respond to all requests on an urgent basis. 

Dr Ramsay's NHS practice is based at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital where he looks after inpatients and carries out fibreoptic bronchoscopy, EBUS and pleural procedures under ultrasound guidance.  He has been the lead for lung cancer and mesothelioma and works closely with primary care, bridging the boundaries between primary and secondary care.  His reputation is such that his expertise are regularly drawn upon for the purpose of training.  He has access to interventional thoracic radiology services, thoracic surgery and oncology.

Dr James Ramsay is passionate about service improvements, patient safety and maximising the patient experience, this has led to his appointment as medical director at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. 

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Thoracic Society

General Medical Council

Mount Vernon Cancer Network

University College London Partners

NHS base

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

01279 212952