Training and professional positions

Dr Chamara Basnayake



Chamara Basnayake is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


He completed his specialist gastroenterology training at St Vincent's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, where he gained expertise in endoscopy and a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions.  Chamara completed physician training at Monash Medical Centre, during which he received the prize for clinical excellence, awarded to one physician trainee excelling at clinical practice and leadership.  During his training, Chamara was also selected to the role of Chief Medical Resident at Monash Health, a key leadership position, which involved promoting a close partnership between hospital executives and junior doctors.

Chamara is passionate about treating unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcerative colitis, food intolerances, Crohn's disease, reflux and incontinence.  His current research focuses on new ways to treat patients with gut symptoms.  He has been involved with establishing multi-disciplinary, team-based treatment programmes for patients with functional gut symptoms, which is aligned with the philosophy of Central Melbourne Gastroenterology.  Chamara also has an appointment with the University of Melbourne, teaching and mentoring medical students.

Chamara works at St Vincent’s Hospital and consults privately at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology.


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