Dr Naresh Dayananda grew up in Brisbane and, despite his misspent youth playing computer games, graduated from the University of Queensland in Medicine. He trained in medicine at the three major hospitals in Brisbane as well as Toowoomba and Nambour. In his year at Nambour Hospital and living on the coast, he fell in love with the Sunshine Coast. He was the first candidate to pass the physician exam from Nambour.
His advanced training in Cardiology was at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and Gold Coast Hospital. Subspeciality training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing was obtained with a 2-year fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Complex ablation training (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia) was obtained with a further 2-year fellowship at the Halifax Infirmary in Nova Scotia, Canada.
He is currently the Clinical Director in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and is committed to improving the access to these services on the Sunshine Coast. He consults at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.