Dr Jithendra Somaratne
BHB, MBChB, PGCertClinEd, FRACP, PhD, FCSANZ, FESC
Dr Somaratne completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Auckland in 2001 and advanced physician training in cardiology at The Green Lane Cardiovascular Service (Auckland City Hospital) in 2009. Following on from this, he undertook a 2-year advanced clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Australia). During that time, he gained invaluable experience in complex coronary intervention, coronary physiology, intra-coronary imaging, catheter-based renal denervation and transcatheter aortic valve replacement. He was also involved in a number of first-in-man studies and investigator-initiated studies. In 2014, Dr Somaratne completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in preventative cardiology at The UOA. Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2016, Dr Somaratne held appointments as a consultant interventional cardiologist at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Melbourne. At present, he works as an interventional cardiologist at Auckland City Hospital and The Heart Group. He undertakes procedural work at both Auckland City Hospital and Intra. Dr Somaratne is involved in teaching and mentoring of cardiology trainees and fellows. He is actively recruiting patients for a number of clinical trials. Dr Somaratne’s ongoing research interests relate to the provision of interventional cardiology services in New Zealand and contemporary management of acute coronary syndromes and their sequelae.
Areas of Interest
He enjoys strong collaborative research links both locally and internationally.