Dr Roshan Amarasena


MBBS, MD, PG Dip(Rheum), SCE Rheum, MSc (Oxon), FRCP (UK)

GMC number: 6087356

Practising since: 1994



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Dr Amarasena graduated from Sri Lanka where he did his primary degree joining the medical college and followed on to do his postgraduate qualifications training as general specialist physician. Dr Amarasena then moved to the UK as a scholar to pursue his overseas postgraduate training. He obtained his membership at the RCP London and is currently appointed as a fellow. He won the British Traveling Fellow award in 2012 and attended the centre of excellence for vasculitis. He later was selected to a very competitive cohort to study osteobiology in rheumatic diseases which he undertook by reading for a Master's in Muscular Skeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. Dr Amarasena trained in rheumatology in the northwest deanery having undertaken research in Leeds. Dr Amarasena currently works as a consultant rheumatologist at the Robert Jones Agnes Hunt NHS Foundation Trust where he leads the rheumatology team. His research and clinical interests are in inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. He has experience in managing acute medical patients and all aspects of rheumatology.

Other interests

  • Early inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Crystal arthropathies (Gout, etc)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatic, temporal arteritis and vasculitis
  • Autoimmune inflammatory diseases, connective tissue disease
  • Soft tissue-related diseases
  • Joint and soft tissue injections.

Locations Dr Roshan Amarasena works with

Related experience


He is involved in many research studies where he is the Principal investigator or Co-Investigator.

He supervises a PhD student who is undertaking research on biomarkers to identify response to biological therapies which would aid in developing precision and personalised selections of therapies to treat psoriatic arthritis. In addition, he is the educational supervisor of the postgraduate trainees in the West Midlands Deanery, middle grade doctors in rheumatology He also regularly teaches 4th and 5th-year medical students from Keele University in the clinics and won the Trialog award for teaching awarded by the Keele University. He conducts dedicated teaching clinics for the registrars and is apparently the only such clinic in the region. He is also involved in the national recruitment for rheumatology trainees.

Dr Amarasena also works on the advisory board of pharmaceutical companies and is part of the regional specialised commissioning group for the West Midlands for high-cost drugs, and also instrumental in developing regional guidelines.


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society

Other posts held

  • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Nuffield Health Shrewsbury
  • Whitchurch Hospital
  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham

Insurers Dr Roshan Amarasena works with

Dr Roshan Amarasena works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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