Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

MBBS PhD FRCP(UK) BSc(Hons)

Respiratory Medicine

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2 specialists

25 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“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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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
    141 reviews

    University College Hospital

    235 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom, NW1 2BU
    0 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
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Asthma
    9/21
    Allergies
    4/21
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    3/21
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    3/21
    Deviated Septum
    2/21
    Nasal Blockage
    2/21
    Respiratory Medicine
    2/21
    Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
    1/21
    Breathlessness
    1/21
    Complex neuropathic cough
    1/21
    Congestion
    1/21
    Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    1/21
    Food Allergies
    1/21
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    1/21
    Nasal Congestion
    1/21
    Nasal and Sinus Disorder (Sinusitis) Treatment
    1/21
    Nasal septum deviation
    1/21
    Neuropathic cough
    1/21
    Skin Prick Test
    1/21
    Troublesome Cough
    1/21
    Troublesome cough
    1/21
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    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)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Breathlessness Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) Skin Prick Test Asthma
    I went to see Harsha Hariyawasam at the suggestion and recommendation of a GP colleague and an ENT colleague (I myself am a GP) for help with many years of debilitating early-season hayfever. Harsha was absolutely outstanding and I cannot recommend him highly enough. This was for me one of the best, most effective, and helpful consultations I have ever had. In addition to being at the top of his field, he has an exceptional bedside manner. I have a very specific plan for next year for my hayfever and for this year have already felt better than I have done in 10 years worth of hayfever misery. A huge thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergies Asthma
    Dr Kariyawasam and his staff are second to none. The quality of care, the clarity in all the explanations and the personable approach have made the whole experience truly exceptional. Not to mention that the treatment has provided immediate results which have significantly improved my life quality after more than 7 years with chronic allergy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    He is very thorough and asks all relevant questions before examination. He goes on to explain what he is doing and the reasoning behind. He has been treating me for a while and I am very pleased with the results. He has made it possible for me to breathe better, and my sense of smell has returned after almost 20 years! My experience overall has been very good. He is obviously a very bright doctor as I have seen many doctors for my condition- and has source of knowledge rarely found in other consultants. In short a consultant of high calibre whose bedside manner is excellent and care towards patient is impeccable. I would recommend him without reservations.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    Kind, approachable and above all an excellent Dr!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Complex neuropathic cough Troublesome Cough
    Being referred to Dr Kariyawasam has been genuinely life changing after many years of worsening symptoms and misdiagnosis. He has always taken the time to understand what is going on and has been very good in explaining treatment options allowing me to manage my symptoms and get on with my life. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    I received very personal and caring attention and very patient responses to my questions. I immediately gained a high level of confidence in Dr Kariyawasam as a result of his explanation, “bedside manner”, and the immediate positive impact of the treatment he prescribed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    Very good and proffesional, I would definitely recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal Congestion Nasal Blockage
    The appointment was thorough, very considered and an in depth review of my case. No aspect of the potential cause of symptoms was overlooked and I found Harsha to be very diligent and understanding of my described experiences. I was impressed and would recommend to anyone with related issues.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    1

    Allergy Medicine

    1

    Respiratory Medicine

    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 Medicine
    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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