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Dr Athula Gunasekara


Dr Athula Gunasekara

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Athula Gunasekara provides a range of Interventional Cardiology services in addition to Adult General Cardiology.

Dr Gunasekara has particular expertise in re-opening chronically occluded coronary arteries (CTO) with novel techniques. He is competent in using various devices and techniques for complex and calcific coronary artery lesions, such as rotational atherectomy/cutting balloons and intra-vascular ultrasound to facilitate coronary intervention and optimising results.

Dr Gunasekara graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997. After completing his general cardiology training, he further trained in Interventional Cardiology at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. In 2008 he further developed his interest and expertise in Interventional Cardiology; endovascular procedures; and structural heart disease at the prestigious Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute in New York, USA under the mentorship of Dr Samin Sharma. Dr Gunasekara is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the American College of Cardiology.


  • Complex coronary intervention
  • Peripheral vascular intervention
  • Percutaneous therapy for structural and valvular heart disease
  • Coronary angiography 
  • Coronary stents via radial artery access. 
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Norwest Private Hospital


11 Norbrik Drive , Bella Vista 2153