Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

MBBS PhD FRCP(UK) BSc(Hons)

Respiratory Medicine

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3 specialists

26 years of experience
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Overall Rating

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5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Kariyawasam is extremely professional and made sure all my concerns were addressed in our consultation. He is very approachable, open and he talked through and explained my issues in a clear manner. We also went through the best options and treatment going forward, even recommending me to a doctor who could better treat dermatological issues. I feel he is genuinely interested in seeing his patients get better.“
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Subspecialty

  • General (Internal) Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4108232
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    9 Harley Street

    9 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QY
    160 reviews

    About

    Dr. Harsha Kariyawasam is a consultant in allergy and respiratory medicine with expertise in medical rhinology at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals.

    Dr. Kariyawasam studied medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London. His general medical training was undertaken in London, and specialist training in allergy, respiratory medicine and rhinology was completed at the Royal Brompton Hospital as senior house officer, clinical tutor and specialist registrar over a seven year period.

    Dr. Kariyawasam continued his training at the Hammersmith Hospital (Airway Allergy and Disease), St Mary’s Hospital (general allergy) and St Thomas Hospital (skin allergy) was also undertaken. He was awarded the PhD thesis prize in recognition of outstanding research performance in 2008 from the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, for work on how allergens injure the allergic airway and defining the growth factor molecular repair response to such injury. This has continued on this trajectory of excellence throughout his career.

    Dr. Kariyawasam undertook further post-doctoral research training in nasal allergy before taking up his consultant post in 2008. He actively pursues clinical and basic science research related to general allergy, asthma, rhinitis, rhinology and immunotherapy. He is an honorary senior lecturer at both the MRC and Asthma UK centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma and University College London.

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    Medical procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Asthma
    • Breathlessness
    • Bronchitis
    • Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Wheezing
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    Education

    Education:

    • MBBS FRCP(UK) BSc(hons) PhD

    Memberships:

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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Asthma
    13/29
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    4/29
    Allergies
    4/29
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    3/29
    Deviated Septum
    2/29
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    2/29
    Nasal Blockage
    2/29
    Respiratory Medicine
    2/29
    Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
    1/29
    Allergy
    1/29
    Breathlessness
    1/29
    Complex neuropathic cough
    1/29
    Congestion
    1/29
    Eczema
    1/29
    Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    1/29
    Food Allergies
    1/29
    Migraine
    1/29
    Nasal Congestion
    1/29
    Nasal and Sinus Disorder (Sinusitis) Treatment
    1/29
    Nasal septum deviation
    1/29
    Neuropathic cough
    1/29
    Polyps
    1/29
    Rhinitis
    1/29
    Sinus
    1/29
    Sinus allergy
    1/29
    Sinusitis
    1/29
    Skin Prick Test
    1/29
    Troublesome Cough
    1/29
    Troublesome cough
    1/29
    Wheezing
    1/29
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    Patient seen for:
    Sinus Allergy Sinusitis
    Dr Kariyawasam is extremely professional and made sure all my concerns were addressed in our consultation. He is very approachable, open and he talked through and explained my issues in a clear manner. We also went through the best options and treatment going forward, even recommending me to a doctor who could better treat dermatological issues. I feel he is genuinely interested in seeing his patients get better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Eczema
    Dr. Harsha was extremely professional and courteous during my appointments. Him and staff were excellent in going into great detail describing treatments and reviewing test results. I highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Polyps
    Clear, authoritative and helpful. I really value my sessions with Dr Kariyawasam.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Sinus allergy Migraine
    Extremely competent and friendly team. I came in with more than one condition which only partially involved allergies and Dr Kariyawasam was able to identify the issue, treat the allergy and refer me to another doctor for the other problem. Despite the COVID situation he has been available for questions and appointments, I recommend him very highly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Lung Infection or Chest Infection Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    Dr. Kariyawasam changed my life! After living with and suffering from allergies and asthma my entire life, I finally found a Doctor that truly cares! Harsha has an excellent bedside manner, listens, and gives advice. Today I feel better than I have in 25 years, all thanks to Dr Kariyawasan having taken the time to understand a patient with complicated underlying symptoms and giving me the attention I needed. Over the past 3 years I have tried a variety of treatments, doses, and medications. Where my reaction to treatment has not been up to Harsha's satisfaction, he has referred me to other specialists or hospitals but always kept abreast of my overall treatment plan, strategy and well-being. I cannot speak more highly of him as a Dr. and will remain grateful to him always!
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    Patient seen for:
    Wheezing
    I saw Dr Harsha for issues with allergies / rhinitis and loss of smell and taste. He swiftly diagnosed chronic sinusitis, prescribed the right drugs and I feel like a new person. He was very knowledgeable and reassuring and explained everything clearly. Would definitely recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Asthma
    Never feel hurried and ensures that you understand your condition and what the options are. Gives you the confidence that he is a real expert in this field.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Rhinitis
    Dr Kariyawasam is a professional and highly knowledgeable doctor. I had been suffering from symptoms of chronic rhinitis and met a number of specialists that couldn’t help. However, on our first meeting Dr Kariyawasam conducted a thorough investigation into my nasal symptoms and checked my nose fully, finally coming to a diagnosis. He explained my problem and all of my options clearly and coherently. I am now managing my condition well and see Dr Kariyawasam regularly to deal with any ongoing problems. He is extremely well-read on the most up to date medicine and treats his patients with consideration and understanding.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Allergies Asthma Nasal and Sinus Disorder (Sinusitis) Treatment
    Dr K has an exceptional bedside manner and deep knowledge and understanding of the medical conditions and possible treatment plans related to allergies and sinus disease that is absolutely unparalleled. Since transferring to his care I have done really really well after years of suffering.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Breathlessness Lung Infection or Chest Infection Asthma
    Dr Kariyawasam has been amazing -Thank you for everything you have done for me since starting my care. Before seeing Dr Kariyawasam I did not have a firm diagnosis for my symptoms and had seen many consultants prior to this - he was able to quickly identify and diagnose the condition which was a huge relief - I had a lot of questions I was reassured and everything was explained to me in simple terms. The treatment plan that was provided dramatically improved my symptoms within weeks and my quality of life was better than it had been in the last 3-4 years. Dr Kariyawasam is highly skilled, friendly, professional, and very thorough; he always answers all of my questions/concerns and quickly sorts out any new issues. His staff have also been fantastic with my queries and I always receive a prompt and efficient response, or pointed in the right direction. I have received an outstanding quality of medical care and knowledge from the best in the field and I would highly recommend Dr Kariyawasam.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    2

    Respiratory Medicine

    1

    Allergy (Adults)

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    02-05-2021

    Harsha is our inestimable medical rhinologist at UCLH, without whom us surgical rhinologists would be somewhat lost in cases of complex nose/sinus inflammation. Not only does Harsha help us manage such severe cases, but his advanced medical treatment ultimately betters patients more than nose/sinus surgery alone. I have lost count of the sheer numbers of patients that I've referred to Harsha, both in the NHS and privately, over the years!

    For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
    For conditions: Breathlessness, Troublesome Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Lung Infection or Chest Infection, Bronchitis, Wheezing
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Bronchoscopy, Lung Function / Spirometry
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Jonathan Joseph
    Mr Jonathan Joseph
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    05-12-2018

    Fantastic knowledge of all conditions affecting both the chest and sinuses. He provides a holistic approach to management of this complex area using a logical, evidence based approach

    For specialty: Allergy (Adults)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Simon Gane
    Mr Simon Gane
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    22-01-2021

    Dr Kariyawasam is an outstanding medical rhinologist, allergist and respiratory physician.

    For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
    For conditions: Sleep Disorders, Breathlessness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Lung Infection or Chest Infection, Bronchitis, Wheezing, Sibilant Rhonchi (Wheeze)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Exercise Advice
    Connection: Is a colleague

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