Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke



GMC number: 5196832

Practicing since: 1995



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  • Saturday 9:00 - 13:00
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Dr Goonetilleke has been a consultant General Paediatrician since 2009 and has a special interest in Paediatric Endocrinology. 

After completing his registrar training at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford he has worked primarily as a consultant at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and also holds an Honorary contract at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

He has a special interest in Paediatric endocrinology, particularly growth problems, short stature, pubertal problems including early and late puberty and also thyroid problems and problems with weight and obesity.

Dr Goonetilleke also sees children with most general problems including but not limited to: abdominal pain, constipation, cough, asthma and urinary tract infections.

As an examiner and tutor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Goonetilleke is responsible for ensuring the next generation of paediatricians are competent. He has numerous publications in international paediatric journals and has held courses to further the education of GPs. 

Special interests

General Paediatrics
Paediatric Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English, Sinhala

Locations Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke works with

Related experience


I am involved in many research projects and have been the local lead for  a number of recent research projects including;

  • D-gap Diabetes genes and Autoimmunity study
  • Nephropathy Family study
  • Growth Hormone National Audit

Recent Publications include;

Ketogenic diet in a child with Diabetes and global developmental delay

ESPE 2018

Myat Win R.Goonetilleke


Paediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a practical overview for non-specialists.

Mann JP1, Goonetilleke R2, McKiernan P3

Archives of Disease of Childhood January 2015 Volume100,issue7/673

Identification and Management of Obesity by General Paediatricians in the UK

Madhu Easwariah, R.Goonetilleke

Conference Paper (PDF Available) · October 2015 

DOI: 10.3252/pso.eu.54espe.2015. 
Conference: ESPE 2015

A 3 month old girl with early onset obesity

Archives of Disease in Childhood 101(Suppl 1):A274.2-A274  April 2016

To treat, or not to treat? - Growth Hormone (GH) deficiency in a 12 year-old boy

10.1530/endoabs.45.P63 November 2016,BSPED2016

Yoke sin Hoh, Natasha Ip, R .Goonetilleke

Levothyroxine therapy associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)

10.1530/endoabs.45.P73,BSPED 2016

Goonetilleke R, Rajagopalan L , De Silva S   “Congenital  Rubella Syndrome”

Ceylon Journal of Child Health, 1994 , 23 , 14-17

Goonetilleke R , Pollitzer M, Mann N  “ Insulin For Toddlers With Difficult Diabetes” Diabetes Care 2004 , 24

Goonetilleke R.Coutts Shona, Edge J

casereports.bmj.com bcr0920080854


  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Diabetes UK
  • European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

Other post held

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital-Consultant Paediatrician
  • Lead in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Addenbrookes Hospital- Honorary Consultant

Insurers Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke works with

Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Simplyhealth
  • Health-on-Line
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.