Dr Janitha Jayawardana
Qualifications: MBBS(Hons), FRACS (OHNS)
Sub-Specialty Interests: Paediatric ENT, Sleep & Snoring Disorders, Rhinology & Sinus Surgery, Hearing & Balance Disorders
Urban Consulting Locations: Richmond, Waverley
Rural Consulting Locations: Swan Hill, Mildura
Dr Janitha Jayawardana (Dr JJ) was born in 1985 and immigrated from Sri Lanka with his parents in the late 1980s to call Australia home. Dr JJ grew up with his family in the outback of Western Australia, and moved to Perth to complete his tertiary education. In 2008, Dr JJ obtained his primary medical qualification with honors at the University of Western Australia. From 2009 until 2012, Dr JJ worked in major metropolitan hospitals in Perth gaining valuable experience in the various specialties of medicine, surgery (including ENT) and critical care, and was awarded the prestigious 'Goatcher Intern of the Year' award at Royal Perth Hospital.
Dr JJ moved to Melbourne in 2013 to sub-specialise in ENT surgery as part of Australia's highly competitive and rigorous advanced surgical training program. During this time, Dr JJ spent six years working at various major metropolitan centres including the Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Austin Hospital, Monash, Alfred Hospital and Barwon Health (Geelong). In 2018 he passed his final examinations and was later admitted into the Royal Australian College of Surgeons as a fellow in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. In 2019, he moved to Mackay in regional Queensland and spent fifteen months working in a busy, high volume practice serving a population of greater than one hundred and fifty thousand people. During this time, Dr JJ enjoyed the connection and continuity of care he was able to provide to the regional community of the Isaac and Whitsundays.
Dr Janitha Jayawardana is happy to welcome all varieties of ENT referrals for an expert opinion on diagnosis and management. He is happy to provide expert care in keeping with current evidence, as well as being pragmatic in providing a solution to the individual needs of every patient. Dr JJ prides himself on being thorough, inquisitive and balanced in offering a medical and surgical opinion.
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