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Asitha Dineth Libbey Jayawardena, MD MPH


(612) 874-1292

Specialties: Otolaryngology, Pediatric

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Medical Education

  • MD - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Iowa City, IA

Professional Education

  • MD MPH - University of Iowa College of Public Health
    Iowa City, IA


  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Boston, MA

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
2530 Chicago Ave S STE 450
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Secondary Location(s):

Childrens Minnesota ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
347 N Smith Ave STE 601
St Paul, MN 55102

Personal Biography

Dr. Asitha Jayawardena is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist. His training included medical school at University of Iowa, otolaryngology - head and neck surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard Medical School). His interests encompass the breadth of pediatric otolaryngology with a specific focus on children with ear and hearing problems. His clinical research focuses on sustainable global health intervention including improving access to ear and airway care in low-resourced settings. He has developed an award-winning technology-based hearing screening program that is utilized by community health workers and otolaryngologists in low income countries. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications including leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jayawardena has been an invited speaker at both national and international meetings including the World Congress of ENT, World Congress of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the World Congress of Endoscopic Ear Surgery. He enjoys tennis, running, watching sports and spending time with his wife and children.