Dr Jayawardene is currently a consultant nephrologist at St James’s Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital and is a clinical senior lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.
Dr Jayawardene graduated from the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (University of London) in 1996 and also holds an intercalated BSc in Immunology.
He went on to complete his medical SHO training at University Hospital Lewisham, Royal Free Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, all in London. Dr Jayawardene subsequently completed his renal specialist training in nephrology in the South Thames Deanery, working at Guy’s, Kent & Canterbury, Mayday University, St George’s and King’s College Hospitals. He also completed a NKRF clinical research fellowship at the Renal Laboratories, part of Kings’ College London at Guy’s Hospital looking at Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in renal transplantation.
Dr Jayawardene was appointed as a consultant nephrologist at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in London in 2006. During his time in the UK, he was the Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine for South Thames/South London from 2011 until 2016 looking after up to 40 specialist registrars. From 2019, he was also the Clinical Lead for Outpatient Transformation at King’s. He joined St James’s Hospital, Dublin in April 2021.
Dr Jayawardene co-edited the “ABC of Kidney Disease”, now in its second edition, part of the successful Blackwell series and co-authored several of the chapters. His research interests include; acute kidney injury (AKI) and retrospective clinical analysis.