Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

MBBS PhD FRCP(UK) BSc(Hons)

Respiratory Medicine

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3 specialists

27 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Careful and considerate advice and a comprehensive action plan drawn up to treat my condition.“
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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

    London Nose & Sinus Clinic

    Suite 3B, Lister House 11-12 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9ST
    2 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    14:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:30 - 17:00
    Fri
    13:30 - 17:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
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    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.

    Procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Asthma
    • Wheezing
    • Breathlessness
    • Chest Infection
    • Bronchitis
    • Troublesome Cough
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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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.95
    Explanation
    4.98
    Asthma
    16/41
    Respiratory Medicine
    2/41
    Wheezing
    2/41
    Breathlessness
    1/41
    Chest Infection
    1/41
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    Patient seen for:
    Careful and considerate advice and a comprehensive action plan drawn up to treat my condition.
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    (3/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Nice man, good at explaining. Would recommend.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    My experience was very positive. I was listened to carefully and my history was carefully considered. All explanations around my condition were very clear and helpful and I appreciate how passionate Dr Kariyawasam is about his specialty and his desire to help patients.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    A deeply knowledgeable doctor. When you have allergic rhinitis it’s difficult to find a physician that really understands the condition and how to manage and treat it. I feel fortunate that I found Dr Kariyawasam. I now have an understanding of my condition, and he’s created a plan of action for managing and treating this difficult condition. He’s welcoming, explains well to help you understand and very thoroughly did diagnostic tests to see the whole situation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I saw Dr K last August suffering from chronic cough for 10 years plus. I found him to be understanding ,confident and very kind. He put me on medication and told me to email him with any queries which I did. He responded and guided me on to my next plan of action. I am now about 85% better. I have seen him again and have a further plan to follow so hopefully my cough will be a thing of the past. I firmly recommend Dr K.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    It is not an overstatement to say that Dr Kariyawasam has transformed my life. For the best part of the last decade, I have struggling on-and-off with severe asthma and multiple severe allergies. After getting my asthma under control, Dr Kariyawasam administered a biologic treatment which has quite astonishingly thwarted my previous issues. I cannot recommend Dr Kariyawasam enough, with his consistent kindness and attention to detail. This treatment is not yet well-known (otherwise I would have had it when my issues started!), but it is, without any verbosity, life-changing.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have been a patient of Dr Kariyawasam since 2011. I had been suffering terribly with allergies which had resulted in loss of smell, taste and overall poor health for a few years prior to that and I had almost given up hope of any kind of recovery. Dr Kariyawasam diagnosed my condition during the my very first appointment with him and the subsequent treatment I received was life changing! I still see Dr Kariyawasam on an annual basis to ensure my continuing good health and he is always contactable if I have any queries or concerns in between visits. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    (5/5)
    He is an amazing listener and really focussed and helped me so much.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I cannot recommend Dr. Kariyawasam highly enough. I have been seeing him on and off since 2014. Whenever I have contacted him, he has been very responsive. His manner has always been courteous and expressed genuine care and concern. What I actually appreciate most is his knowledge base and being up to date with the latest research in the field. Clinically speaking, I have every confidence. Thank you Mr. K.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I really appreciate Dr Harsha's help. The explanations made the experience better. Great service!
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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 (Otolaryngology)

    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, 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 (Otolaryngology)

    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 (Otolaryngology)

    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, Chest Infection, Bronchitis, Wheezing, Sibilant Rhonchi (Wheeze)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Exercise Advice
    Connection: Is a colleague

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