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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
I am currently practicing as a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist at BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust / King George Hospital.
I graduated from University of Colombo Sri Lanka in 1992 and undertook my junior doctor training in Sri Lanka. I gained my first NHS experience at Royal Free Hospital London in elderly care medicine. This was followed by a position at my current hospital as a Junior Rheumatologist in 2005, from which I progressed to become a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist after having obtained GMC specialist registration in Rheumatology.
My current practice involves looking after patients with all aspects of general rheumatology, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis osteoporosis, gout and connective tissue diseases such as SLE, Sjogren’s syndrome. I am also interested in musculoskeletal disorders such as tendinitis, ligament sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and many more.
I am heavily involved in teaching medical students, registrars and GP trainees and I am an examiner for the MBBS medical degree at Barts and the London medical school, as well as teach joint injection techniques for local GP’s, rheumatology nurse specialists and physiotherapists.
Areas of interest
Connective Tissue Diseases such as SLE
Current NHS consultant posts held
King George Hospital
BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust
Ilford, Essex, IG3 8YB
I am a musician, mainly interested in western classical music. I play the guitar at a professional level and have performed with renowned Sri Lankan singers that have come on tour to perform in the UK.
I enjoy watching cricket, it is a sport which I used to play in my younger days.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese - Native or bilingual
- MBBS University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 1992
- M.Sc. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2001
- MRCP Royal College of Physiciand of Ireland 2016
- PG Diploma in Rheumatology University of South Wales 2017
Reference number 6085476
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2016
- Associate Member Royal College of Physiciand of UK 2014
- Member National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC - Rheumatology, 2019
- Roding Lane South, Redbridge, ILFORD, IG4 5PZ
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 3993 1463
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