Dr Harsha Gunawardena

Dr Harsha Gunawardena

General (internal) medicine, Rheumatology 04406459


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me


Dr Harsha Gunawardena runs the North Bristol Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis service. He runs a tertiary level service with three dedicated CTD Vasculitis clinics per week (seeing GP and secondary care referrals), including a rapid access clinic pathway for urgent patients. With the Bristol Interstitial Lung Disease Team, he runs CTD-ILD service.

He is Rheumatology Clinical Lead.

He main areas of interest | expertise are the autoimmune connective tissue diseases (e.g. myositis, lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, scleroderma) and vasculitis.

He does not see paediatric or adolescent rheumatology patients.

He does not see the heridatable connective tissues disorders e.g. hypermoblity, Marfans, Ehlers Danlos.

Areas of interest

All forms of inflammatory arthritis;
Specific expertise in autoimmune connective tissue diseases (lupus, Sjogren's, myositis, scleroderma, antiphospholipid syndrome) and vasculitis;
Recognised national | regioanal expert in autoimmune myositis, CTD-ILD and scleroderma.

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