Dr Janitha Jayawardana
Qualifications: MBBS(Hons), FRACS (OHNS)
Sub-Specialty Interests: Hearing & Balance Disorders, Paediatric ENT, Sleep & Snoring Disorders, Rhinology & Sinus Surgery
Urban Consulting Locations: Richmond, Waverley
Rural Consulting Locations: Swan Hill, Mildura
Dr Janitha Jayawardana is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) specialising in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
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. From 2019 until 2021, he spent time between regional Queensland and Victoria working at various busy, high volume practices. Of particular note is Dr JJ’s with local organisations to delivery high quality ENT care to the indigenous population in the Isaac and Whitsunday regions.
During 2021 to 2022 Dr JJ underwent further sub-specialty training in Otology, Auditory Implants and Skull Base Surgery with Assoc Professor Phillip Bird in New Zealand. During this year, he gained valuable tertiary level skills in treating patients in this field under a high operative load. Dr JJ currently has a public appointment with the Otology service at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital.
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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