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Dr. Viraj Kariyawasam

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Gastroenterology, Hospital / Surgery Center

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett's Oesophagus, Gastroenterology, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Medical School

University of Columbo (Honours) 2003

Training and Qualifications

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital 2011
  • Endoscopic Fellowship, Concord Hospital 2011
  • Research Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease , St Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals London UK 2012-2013
  • Currently undertaking a clinical PhD on the impact of thiopurine therapy in the treatment of IBD, University of Sydney
  • Accreditation in gastroscopy, colonoscopy and EUS, Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians UK (MRCP)
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Association (ECCO)
  • American Gartoenterological Association (AGA)
  • American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy (ASGE)

Special Interests:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Colorectal cancer prevention
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • All aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease

Current appointments:

  • Pennant Hills Day Endoscopy Centre
  • Macquarie University Hospital

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Singhalese

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