Dr Kolitha Basnayake


Renal Medicine

Main Speciality

Renal Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical interests

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

Current memberships

The Renal Association
International Society of Nephrology
Royal College of Physicians

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.

Personal Profile

Dr Basnayake is married with one young son. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, golf and watching cricket and rugby