Hollywood Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Joondalup Private Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus specialist Athula Karunanayaka (Karu)

Dr Athula Karunanayaka (Karu)

MBBS Hons (Sydney) FRACP

Dr Athula Karunanayaka (Karu) is an expert in general cardiology including the assessment and management of chest pain, hypertension, assessment of arrhythmias and preventative cardiology. He holds various positions in the public sector at Joondalup Health Campus and Royal Perth Hospital and also sees private patients at Joondalup and Hollywood Private Hospitals.

Clinical Practice:

Dr Athula Karunanayaka (Karu) treats private patients at Joondalup and Hollywood Private Hospitals and public patients at Joondalup Health Campus.Dr Athula Karus expertise involves echocardiography (including stress and transoesophageal echocardiography), perioperative cardiac assessment and management of high risk perioperative cardiac care.

Background & Training:

Dr Karu graduated medicine with honours (MBBS HONS) from the University of Sydney. He spent a research term at Kings College Hospital, London UK, with further two years of full time research in vascular medicine at the University of New South Wales and was the recipient of the prestigious Sir Roy McCaughey research fellowship for three years during his research. Dr Karu completed his physician training (FRACP) at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and then Cardiology Advanced Training at Royal Perth Hospital.

Dr Karu is the Director of Physician Education in Medicine, training junior doctors and physicians, and a visiting consultant at the high risk perioperative cardiac assessment clinic at Royal Perth Hospital.


Coronary angiography & right heart catheterisation
Advanced echocardiography and cardiac imaging
Perioperative cardiac assessment
Management of high risk perioperative cardiac care
Coronary angiography
Stress and Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
General cardiology.

Consults at :

Suite 3, 95 Monash Avenue, Nedlands (Hollywood Specialist Centre)
Suite 12, 146 Mounts Bay Road, Perth