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Asitha D. Jayawardena, MD, MPH

Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Specialties and Services
Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Languages I Speak
English
My Care Philosophy
Operating on children is a sacred duty which I take very seriously. I treat every patient with the same amount of care and attention I would expect of anyone treating my own daughters.

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Dr. J's clinical interests are centered around children with ear problems such as tumors (cholesteatoma), infections and fluid, eardrum perforations, retractions, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), and pediatric cochlear implantation. He uses minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques to provide care for his ear patients. He also cares for children with a wide range of ear, nose, and throat problems such as recurrent ear infections, obstructive sleep apnea, recurrent tonsillitis, neck masses, sinus disease and airway/aerodigestive problems.

Medical School
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Residency
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellowship
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA - Pediatrics
Other Education
University of Iowa College of Public Health - MPH
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Recognition
  • New England Journal of Medicine Gold Scholar
  • Gustavus Adolphus College First Decade Award
  • Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology 1st Place Research Prize
  • Carver College of Medicine Outstanding Student Service Award
  • Carver College of Medicine Student Organization Leader of the Year
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • American Medical Student Association Medical Humanities Scholar
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