Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Cairns Private Hospital specialist Shirantha Adikari

Dr Shirantha Adikari


Dr Shirantha Adikari completed his medical training in Sri Lanka in 1996 and then his postgraduate training, becoming a Specialist general physician in General medicine in 2005.  He has since worked in a number of hospitals in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia

In 2005 he moved to New Zealand with his family and undertook clinical research in diabetes and metabolism and gained additional experience in general medicine, working until 2008 at the Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. In early 2010 he moved to Australia and undertook advanced training in Clinical Pharmacology at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, before moving to Adelaide in 2011 to pursue his interest in Geriatric medicine.

In Adelaide, Shirantha completed his advanced training in Geriatric Medicine (2013), moving to Cairns shortly after. In 2014 he joined the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service as a Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine. He also provides an outreach service to Innisfail, Atherton and Mareeba Hospitals.


  • Geriatric pharmacology
  • Dementia & delirium
  • Orthogeriatric care

Outside of work, Shirantha enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with his family.

Dr Adikari currently holds private outpatient consultations at Ramsay Cairns Specialist Suites and inpatient consultations at Cairns Private Hospital.