Dr Dean Creer
Consultant Respiratory & General Physician
Main NHS base:
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Creer has accumulated specialist expertise at clinical assessment and at interpreting chest x-rays, Chest CT scans and specialised breathing tests which allows him to provide a comprehensive assessment. He 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 (including longstanding cough, coughing excessive sputum and coughing up blood), Breathlessness, Wheezing, Unintentional weight loss with lung cancer risk factors such as smoking, Positive TB skin or TB blood tests and the investigation of possible lung cancers including patients requiring Lung Cancer Screening.
Dr Creer has expertise managing conditions like Asthma, COPD including Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema, Unexplained breathlessness, Chronic cough, Lung cancer and patients with suspected lung cancer, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Pneumothorax, Pulmonary embolism and Sarcoidosis.
Training and Background
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. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been a specialist respiratory and general medicine physician since 2004.
Brown J, Clark K, Smith C, Hopwood J, Lynard O, Toolan M, Creer D, Barker J, Breen R, Brown T, Cropley I, Lipman M. Variation in C – reactive protein response according to host and mycobacterial characteristics in active tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis. Jun 10;16(1):265. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1612-1. 2016
Abdullah R, Tavare AN, Creamer A, Creer D, Vancheeswaran R, Hare SS. Lung cancer tissue diagnosis in poor lung function: addressing the ongoing percutaneous lung biopsy FEV1 paradox using Heimlich valve. Thorax;0:1–2. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208381. 2016
Tavare AN, Creer DD, Khan S, Vancheeswaran R, Hare SS. Ambulatory percutaneous lung biopsy with early discharge and Heimlich valve management of iatrogenic pneumothorax: more for less. Thorax; 71(2):190-2. 2016
Tavare AN, Creer D, Hayward M, Hare S. Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia Mimicking Multifocal Bronchogenic Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology; December,10(12):1809-1810. 2015
Fink D, Barakat F, Ellis J, Lakra C, Bodhani R, Creer D, Elsaghier AF. Blood culture fluorescence rates predict severity and mortality of invasive pneumococcal pneumonia. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis; Aug; 34(8):1559-66. 2015
O’Hara GA, Abdullah S, Creer DD, Elsaghier AF. Cord formation in BACTEC(TM) medium aids rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis; Jun;19(6):709-10. 2015
Ling CL, Oravcova K, Beattie TF, Creer DD, Dilworth JP, Fulton NL, Hardie A, Munro M, Pond M, Templeton K, Webster D, Workman S, McHugh TD, Gillespie SH. Tools for detection of Mycoplasma amphoriforme: a primary respiratory pathogen? J Clin Microbiol Apr 29; 52(4):1177-81. 2014
Kruijshaar ME, Lipman M, Essink-Bot ML, Lozewicz S, Creer D, Dart S, Maguire H, Abubakar I. Health status of UK patients with active tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis; 14(3): 296-302. 2010
Dhasmana DJ, Nash J, Bradley JC, Creer D, Provenzano G. TB screening and anti-TNFalpha treatment. Thorax; 61(7): 641. 2006
Creer DD, Dilworth JP, Gillespie SH, Johnston AR, Johnston SL, Ling C, Patel S, Sanderson G, Wallace PG, McHugh TD. Aetiological role of viral and bacterial infections in acute adult lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in primary care.
Thorax; 61(1): 75-9. 2006
Personal website address:
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Thoracic Society