Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda

Director,
Palliative Care ACT
. . .
Senior Staff Specialist,
Calvary Hospital
. . .
Clinical Lecturer
ANU Medical School
Clare Holland House, Menindee Drive, Barton ACT 2600
 02 6264 7300

Profile

Qualifications

MBBS, DipPallMed (RACP), MSpMed, FRACGP, FAChPM(RACP)

Specialisation

  • Palliative Care

Biography

Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda is the Director of Palliative Care in the ACT & a Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Medicine at Calvary Health Care & Clare Holland House. He is the clinical lead for Clare Holland House, the Renal Supportive Care Service , the Motor Neuron Disease Service & the Aboriginal Palliative Care Service in the ACT. He is also a Clinical Lecturer at the ANU.

He is the Deputy Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians NSW/ACT & an examiner for the RACP & RACGP. He is also the Founder & Chairman of Shanthi Foundation Australia which is an Australian registered charity, developing & propagating Palliative Care throughout the world , especially in developing countries such as Sri Lanka & India, which is building Sri Lanka’s first Palliative Care Centre/Hospital.

Research

Research interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • MND
  • Aboriginal Palliative Care
  • Global Health Issues

Teaching

  • Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Control
  • Communication
  • End of Life Care

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