Rukshen Weerasooriya

Dr, Clinical Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M510), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Weerasooriya is a UWA graduate (MBBS, BMedSci (hons) 1988-1994) who completed physician and cardiology advanced training at Royal Perth Hospital. Rukshen completed an overseas fellowship from 2001-2003 in Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque in Bordeaux, France. He is based fulltime at Hollywood Private Hospital in Nedlands where he leads the cardiovascular craft group.


Rukshen is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UWA and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and mentorship.  He also maintains a position as visiting scientist at the LIRYC Institute of advanced cardiac arrhythmia mapping in Bordeaux.


Rukshen is involved in clinical research primarily relating to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. 


The UWA Weerasooriya Family Medical Scholarship was established in 2020 to encourage and support students in challenging circumstances to study medicine or biomedical sciences at UWA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors – GAICD

… → 2012

Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand - FCSANZ

… → 2003

Athelstan and Amy Saw Overseas Medical Research Scholarship (UWA)

… → 2002

Athelstan and Amy Saw Overseas Medical Research Scholarship (UWA)

… → 2001

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians – FRACP (Cardiology)

… → 2001

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – MBBS

… → 1995

Hamish Macmillan Prize in dermatology (UWA)

… → 1994

CB Kidd Memorial prize in psychiatry (UWA)

… → 1994

Bachelor of Medical Science – BMedSc (First Class Honours in Medicine)

… → 1994

NHMRC BMedSc scholarship

… → 1992

National Heart Foundation of Australia vacation research scholarship

… → 1991

External positions

CSANZ WA Chairman

Hollywood Private Hospital Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Chairman

Liryc (Bordeaux) Visiting Scientist

Heart Foundation Fellow (NHFA fellow)

Hearts for Heart (Australia) Board member

MAC Hollywood Private Hospital

Industry keywords

  • Health
  • Medical Devices
  • Medicine and Pharma


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