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Dr Kolitha Basnayake

Consultant in Renal Medicine (Nephrology)
MB BS, PhD, MRCP

Practising at

The Montefiore Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kolitha Basnayake at Spire include:

Other treatments

Renal Medicine (nephrology)

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Professional profile

Dr Kolitha Basnayake is a Consultant Nephrologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and completed his higher specialist training at University Hospital Birmingham. During his training he studied the mechanisms underlying chronic kidney disease, and kidney disease associated with multiple myeloma.

He obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham after a period of research in the UK and in the United States. He is currently continuing to conduct research in kidney disease within the Sussex Kidney Unit and in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Universities. His work has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of nephrology, and has benefited from working in some of the best renal units in the UK, providing a comprehensive range of services.

He has special interests in the management of chronic kidney disease and hypertension. His other clinical interests include acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, kidney disease in pregnancy and kidney disease in multiple myeloma.


Clinical Interests

Renal medicine

Special Clinical Interets: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Renovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Abnormal Urinalysis, Preoperative Assessments, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension and Kidney Disease in Pregnancy, Kidney Disease in Multiple Myeloma.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Renal Association
International Society of Nephrology
Royal College of Physicians

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Nephrologist Sussex Kidney Unit, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

A keen chess player, Dr Richenberg is a one-time county player. He enjoys swimming and is the winner in the Master's section at Lewes swimming club, 2010 and 2011.

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