Associate Professor Viraj Kariyawasam is a Senior Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and the Head of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service at Blacktown Public Hospital and holds the position of Associate Professor at Western Sydney University.
He completed his Ph.D. on the use of thiopurines in IBD at the University of Sydney and is committed to advancing medical research and finding innovative treatments for his patients. His passion for teaching and research is evident in his numerous publications on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, contributing significantly to the academic and scientific community.
His impact extends beyond his clinical work. He is a founding director of Complete Health Australia and Healthy Weight Australia, organizations dedicated to promoting holistic healthcare approaches.
Recognizing the need to improve training and enhance the quality of care for IBD patients, A/Prof Kariyawasam co-founded the IBD Sydney Organization which has been instrumental in developing programs that aim to bridge the gap between rural and metropolitan patients, ensuring equal access to excellent care across all areas in NSW in Australia.
Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Kariyawasam cherishes his role as a father of two. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, finding a perfect balance between his professional and personal life.