Dr Harsha Kariyawasam, Respiratory Specialist

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam MBBS, MRCP, BSc (Hons), PhD

Respiratory Specialist

Areas of expertise


  • Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

    330 Gray's Inn Rd, London, GB, WC1X 8DA

  • University College London Hospital

    235 Euston Rd, London, GB, NW1 2BU

  • About Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

    GMC number: 4108232

    Year qualified: 1994

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Harsha Kariyawasam is the Consultant Respiratory Specialist. He is the Clinical Lead for Adult Allergy and Medical Rhinology at the Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, London. He read medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London. He trained in Allergy, Respiratory Medicine and Rhinology was completed at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Further training at the Hammersmith Hospital (Airway Allergy and Disease), St Mary’s Hospital (General Allergy) and St Thomas Hospital (Skin Allergy) was also undertaken.

    Dr Harsha Kariyawasam was awarded the PhD Thesis Prize in recognition of outstanding research performance from the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. His research was on how allergens injure the allergic airway and defining the growth factor molecular repair response to such injury.

    He 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. His clinical interests include allergies, asthma, allergy, rhinology and respiratory medicine.

    Dr Harsha Kariyawasam is a member of British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, British Thoracic Society, the Royal College of Physicians and General Medical Council.

    Areas of expertise

    • Allergies
    • Asthma
    • Allergy
    • Rhinology
    • Respiratory Medicine