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Dr Alan Carew

General, Transplant and Interventional Pulmonologist

Alan holds a BA (Hons) in philosophy from University College Dublin, and graduated with 1st class honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 2011 with MB BCh BAO and the historical LRCP&SI. He completed his internship in the Mater Misericordie Hospital Dublin before moving to Queensland, completing specialist training in Respiratory medicine there in 2019. 


He pursued further fellowship training in lung transplantation and pulmonary vascular disease at the Prince Charles Hospital, and interventional pulmonology in Macquarie University, Sydney. He now holds a public appointment with the Queensland Lung Transplant Service at the Prince Charles Hospital, and admits privately at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside.


Alan’s areas of interest include general thoracic medicine, lung transplantation, pleural disease, pulmonary nodules and thoracic malignancy. He is extensively trained in all aspects of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, including flexible and rigid bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound. He is keenly interested in quality procedural provision and care, and has established a public cryobiopsy service at the Prince Charles Hospital. He has particular procedural interest in endoscopic lung volume reduction, subglottic and tracheal stenosis, and the relief of central airway obstruction using ablative techniques and stents. 


Procedures performed:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy

  • Linear endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided transbronchial and transoesophageal (EUS-B) needle aspiration

  • Radial endobronchial ultrasound

  • Rigid bronchoscopy

  • Ablative therapy for benign or malignant airway lesions 

  • Bronchoscopic cryosurgery and cryobiopsy

  • Zephyr endobronchial valves for severe emphysema / COPD  

  • Bronchial thermoplasty

  • Airway stent placement and removal

  • Pleural drainage and tunnelled pleural catheter placement

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