• Gastroenterology
  • Functional bowel disease, Gastrointestinal cancer and its prevention, Inflammatory bowel disease

Areas of interest

FMT, GI Function laboratory, Iron deficiency and anemia, Reflux, Peptic disease, Coeliac disease


Chamara Basnayake is a Melbourne trained academic Gastroenterologist at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology with a public hospital appointment at St Vincent's Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Chamara graduated from medicine at Monash University, and completed his Gastroenterology training at Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and subsequently completed a PhD in the treatment of functional gut disorders at the University of Melbourne. Chamara then completed a fellowship in oesophageal motility disorders at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Chamara combines a busy clinical practice, research program and teaching commitment. He runs the oesophageal physiology laboratory and functional gut disorders clinic at St Vincent's Hospital.

Chamara has awards in teaching, award for best research for the treatment of IBS at European Gastroenterology week and won the prestigious Ray Clouse Award for the world's best research publication in functional gut disorders and won the TJ Martin prize for best PhD thesis St Vincent's Hospital.

Chamara is passionate about treating all gastrointestinal conditions, prides himself on providing high quality endoscopy, clear communication and offers quick access to open access endoscopy.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Central Melbourne Gastroenterology

6-7, Level 2
55 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Epworth locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade


  • MBBS(Hons)
  • PhD

Education and training

  • University of Melbourne - St Vincent's Hospital


  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Oesophageal Motility Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • EoE

Professional Associations

  • RACP

Public Appointments

  • St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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