Respiratory medicine (lung)
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Dr Colm McCabe studied at Imperial College School of Medicine, graduating in 2004 and completed his specialist respiratory training in Oxford. He was appointed as a respiratory consultant in pulmonary hypertension and high dependency care at Royal Brompton Hospital in June 2016, having previously undertaken a locum consultant position at Hammersmith Hospital.

In 2015, he was co-recipient of the Berkeley and Scadding Morriston Davies Fellowships, enabling him to carry out further specialist training in exercise physiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr McCabe completed an MD research degree in pulmonary vascular disease at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge in 2013.  

Clinical expertise

He is the joint lead clinician for exercise services in non-invasive cardiology and is developing an invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing program within the pulmonary vascular disease unit. 

Research interests

Dr McCabe's research interests include: 

  • haemodynamic investigation of right ventricular physiology and right ventricular adaption in subtypes of pulmonary hypertension
  • invasive exercise testing in the evaluation of pulmonary vascular disease and unexplained breathlessness. 


Dr McCabe is a nationally invited lecturer on pulmonary vascular disease and exercise medicine as well holding paid teaching roles in general respiratory medicine. 

He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on pulmonary hypertension and general respiratory medicine. 

He is a reviewer for Respirology and PLoS One journals. 


Dr McCabe has been awarded: 

  • Scadding Morriston Davies Fellowship, British Thoracic Society 2016
  • Medical Research Grant Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation 2016
  • Berkeley Fellowship, UCL/Caius College Cambridge 2015
  • Early Career Researcher in PAH, 3CPR Council, AHA Denver 2014

Private patient referral 

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