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Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

Consultant Profile

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam


Consultant in Allergy and Respiratory Medicine

Speciality: Allergies, Respiratory Medicine

0207 435 8171

Professional Profile

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam is Consultant in Allergy Medicine and Medical Rhinology at the Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital and University College London Hospital (UCLH) since 2008. This is the UK centre for complex sinonasal disease and is of international standing. He was Head of Department 2012-2017 and continues to be Lead Physician for Medical Rhinology. He also was the Senior Consultant for complex asthma at UCLH until August 2017.
In 2017 he was awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Clinical Excellence Award by University College London Hospital in recognition of clinical, management, research and teaching achievements. In 2008 he was also the winner of the highly sought after PhD Thesis Prize as most outstanding research student and thesis by Imperial College London. His reputation for clinical excellence has led him to be invited advisor in Allergy Medicine to the Civil Aviation Authority UK and the key charity AllergyUK. He is faculty member of several taught courses at UCL and the MSc degree in Allergy Medicine at Imperial College London.
Dr Kariyawasam has an extensive research track record. He has successfully completed several clinical studies that have led to introduction of new treatments for allergic diseases and also works closely with key scientists to understand mechanisms of disease with view to developing better treatments.

Specialises In

Food Allergy
Drug Allergy
Rhinitis including hayfever, sinusitis, nasal polyps, disease of the nose and sinus system
Asthma including complex asthma
Use of vaccines and biologics in allergic disease

Professional Memberships

British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology
The Anaphylaxis Campaign
British Thoracic Society

Contact Details

NHS Base

Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital London and University College London Hospital


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