Researcher biography

Chinthaka Samaranayake is a Thoracic and Sleep physician with special interests in pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and interventional pulmonology. He graduated top of his class from The University of Auckland Medical School in 2011, and completed specialist physician training in Queensland, Australia. Dr Samaranayake has received extensive training in respiratory and sleep medicine, pulmonary vascular disease and interventions having worked at several Respiratory and Cardiology units across New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom.

Dr Samaranayake is undertaking a PhD in risk stratification and early interventions in pulmonary embolisms. His other current research interests include metabolic modulation of right ventricular function in pulmonary vascular disease, and invasive and non-invasive exercise physiology assessments, with research collaborations between University of Queensland, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Samaranayake has an established research track record in cardiopulmonary medicine, and his current research is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship.