Consultant Profile

Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon

Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon MBBS, BSc(Hons), D.Phil(Oxon), MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
Special clinical interests:

Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Ankylosign spondylitis, Systemic Lupus erythematosus, Gout, Sjogrens syndrome, Treatment of tennis elbow and other soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders, polymyalgia rheumatic, vasculitis, osteoporosis

Research interests:

Dr Wijeyekoon has an interest in the role of hypoxia in rheumatological disorders. He is in the process of organising a number of clinical drug trials into different biologic agents used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians (London)

British Society of Rheumatology

British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary telephone number:
07565 751 829
Thursday Afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Wijeyekoon graduated in medicine from Imperial College London in 1997. As a medical undergraduate he completed an intercalated BSc (Hon) degree in Immunology and Microbiology. He was awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) UK Training Fellowship, studying molecular biology at Oxford University. He has an interest in basic medical research and has published a number of papers. His specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine was at a number of different London teaching hospitals. He was acting consultant in Rheumatology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London before taking up a permanent consultant position at East and North Herts NHS Trust, where he is lead clinician for rheumatology biological services. Dr Wijeyekoon is accredited in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine.

Personal profile:

Dr Wijeyekoon enjoys swimming, cycling and reading with his young family and also enjoys playing cricket and cross-country running. He has worked for a number of charitable organisations and in 2004 project managed a tsunami-relief team of over 100 volunteers, raising funds and supplying aid to a number of villages and schools on the south coast of Sri Lanka.

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Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon

Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon Rheumatology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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