Dr Chinthaka Samaranayake

ATH - Senior Lecturer

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Chinthaka Samaranayake is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician and a specialist in lung cancer, interventional pulmonology and pulmonary vascular disease. Dr Samaranayake is highly specialised in minimally invasive advanced bronchoscopic techniques and pulmonary vascular interventions.

Dr Samaranayake graduated as top of his class from The University of Auckland Medical School, and completed physician training in Queensland, Australia. Dr Samaranayake received extensive training and experience, having worked at several Respiratory and Cardiology units across Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom. After completing specialist training, he pursued post-graduate research fellowship for two years at renowned Royal Brompton Hospital, London UK, working in pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular interventions (2020-2022) whilst completing a PhD in experimetal and translational medicine which included conducting first-in-human clinical studies in three disease entities in collaboration with colleagues at Imperial College London. He subsequently worked as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, before returning to Australia in 2023.

Dr Samaranayake’s research interests includes metabolic modulation of the pulmonary circulation, invasive and non-invasive exercise physiology assessments, and early diagnosis and interventions in lung cancer. Dr Samaranayake has an established research track record in cardio-thoracic medicine, and his PhD research received a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship. He has led several investigator-initiated clinical trials as chief investigator, including two randomised controlled trials. He has received numerous clinical and research awards for his work including a highly prestigious European Respiratory Society and APSR Young Investigator Award in 2022.


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  • Samaranayake, Chinthaka B. and Wort, S. John (2023). Acute pulmonary embolism with comorbidities — how should i change my approach?. Emergent pulmonary embolism management in hospital practice. (pp. 101-111) edited by Colm McCabe and Aaron Waxman. Munich, Germany: World Scientific Publishing. doi: 10.1142/9781800612778_0008

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