Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda

MBBS, DipPallMed (RACP), MSpMed, FRACGP, FAChPM(RACP)
Director, Palliative Care ACT
Senior Staff Specialist, Calvary Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, ANU Medical School

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.

Specialisation

  • Palliative Care

Research interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • MND
  • Aboriginal Palliative Care
  • Global Health Issues
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Control
  • Communication
  • End of Life Care