Dr Ruchika Lanerolle

MBBS,MD,MPhil (Col)
Consultant Nephrologist

Senior Lecture,         

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine.

University of Colombo

   

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS(Colombo),1st Class,1992
  • M.Phil(Colombo),1997
  • MD,1999
  • Board certification as Consultant Nephrologist,2003

 

APPOINTMENTS

  • University of Colombo
  • Lecture Medicine,1993-2002
  • Senior Lecture(grade 2) Medicine,2003 to date

 

 

 

Member

  • Speciality Board of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.2009
  •  Advisory committee on Nephrology 2002-2008
  • Bioethics Sub-committee, of the National committee on Ethics of Science and  technology, National Science Foundation 2009-2011
  • National committee on Ethics of Science and Technology, National Science Foundation, 2008-2010.
  • Kidney transplant team since 1994
  • Ethical Review committee 2004-2007

 

Examiner / Chief Examiner

  • Final MBBS in Colombo 1992 to date
  • Final MBBS in Ruhuna 2005,2007,2008
  • Final MBBS Sri Jayawardhenapura 2006,2007,2008
  • MD part 1 2004
  • ERPM clinical medicine(Sri Lanka Medical association) 2008
  • Selection Examination in Medicine 2009  
  • Visiting Lecturer
  • MS part 1-2005-2008
  • MD part 1 Neprology 2006 and 2007
  • MD part 1 2004 and 2005
  • Diploma in infectious and ST diseases 2005
  • Diploma in Reproductive Health 2005 to 2007

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

AWARDS

  • EM Wijerama prize for the best paper. Sri Lanka Association Annual academic sessions 1997 for “Macrovascular disease in Sri Lankan Kidney transplant recipient”
  • SE Senavirathne award. Sri Lanka Medical Association annual academic sessions1995 for “Diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation: Characteristics and  risk factors”
  • Diabetes association of Sri Lanka: Young  researchers award 1996 for “Post renal transplant diabetes in Sri Lanka”
  • Presidential Research Award – 2002
  • International Society of Nephrology Fellowship- 2002
  • PGIM scholarship- 2002
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association- S.Ramachandran prize for best paper in Nephrology 2009
  • International Society of Nephrology, Travel Grant recipient, 2002, 2005 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching

  • Served as lecture in the Department of Clinical Medicine from 1992. Commenced MD training in 1995 and obtained board certification as Consultant Nephrologists in 2003, serving the Department in the capacity of senior lecture grade 2.
  • Undergraduate teaching duties- Clinical stream, Community stream, Behavioral sciences stream, Nephrourology, Cardiovascular module, Endocrine and Metabolism Module, Respiratory module, Musculoskeletal module, Nutrition and Growth and Development module.

Post graduate teaching

  • MS part 1-2005-2008
  • MD part 1 Neprology 2006 and 2007
  • MD part 1 2004 and 2005
  • Diploma in infectious and ST diseases 2005
  • Diploma in Reproductive Health 2005 to 2007

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Coordinator of the Kidney Transplant Programme 2008 to date
  • Member of the kidney transplant team since 1994
  • Acting Clinical Coordinator- Faculty of Medicine 2001/2
  • Acting Clinical Coordinator- Faculty of Medicine 2009 to date
  • Secretary of the Ethical Review Committee Faculty of Medicine 2004/5
  • Member of Ethical Review Committee 2004-2007
  • Convener Nephrourology Module 1998-2001
  • Chairperson Nephrourology Module 2007 to date

INVITED LECTURES/ RESOURCE PERSON

  • College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka – resource person at workshop on research in pathology. 2006- “Ethics in Research”
  • Ceylon College of Physicians, MD (Internal Medicine) MCQ course.2006. 2007- Nephrology
  • Ceylon College of Physicians, MD part 1 MCQ weekend course. 2005- Nephrology.
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, 2005
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Diploma in Reproductive Health course 2005, 2007
  • Resource person. Ceylon College of Physicians, MD part 1 MCQ course. 2003, 2004, 2005.
  • The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka MS part 1 course. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association Scientific Sessions, 2008 resource person.
  • Resource person: Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka Medical Association. 2008
  • Ceylon College of Physicians- Young Physicians Forum 2000
  • Ceylon College of Physicians, Annual Academic Sessions, symposium on Nephrology.2000- Complications in transplanted kidney
  • Sri Lanka College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2005- Renal Disease in Pregnancy
  • Ceylon College of Physicians 2004- College Lecture- Slowing the Progression of Renal Disease
  • Sri Lanka Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions 2004. Management of renal impairment during interventions
  • Guest Speaker- Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka, 3rd Biennial Academic Sessions. 2006
  • Guest Speaker Health Development and research programme, University of Colombo.2004. Seminar- Challenges Facing Health and Health Development
  • Resource person: College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2006. Workshop on Development of best practice guidelines in chemical Pathology for the health sector development project.
  • Ceylon College of Physicians and Allergy and immunology Society Of Sri Lanka 2008 on Immunological renal diseases.
  • College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. Progression of Kidney Disease and General Practitioner. 2003
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association foundation sessions. Joint Symposium with Ceylon College of Pathologists: The roll of the pathologist in post transplant complications.2000
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association Academic Sessions- Invited speaker 2003.
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association: Joint Clinical Meeting with the Avissawella Clinical Society. Renal Protection 2003
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association Monthly academic meeting, 2001, 2005
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association Monthly Clinical meetings, 2001.
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association Foundation Sessions; Joint Symposium with the Hypertension Society on guidelines on Hypertension.2000.
  • Gall Research Network 2007. Conservative Management of CRP, an Evidence Based Approach 

PUBLICATIONS         

Books (Annexed)

Co-authorship in- Neville D.Perera and Rushika D.Lanerall “Pocket Guide to Urology and Nephrology” Published by the department of Urology, National Hospital, Sri Lanka 2006.

Publications in Journals (Annexed)

  1. Lanerolle RD, De Abrew K, Fernando DJS, Sheriff MHR. Post Renal Transplant Diabetes in Sri Lanka. Transplant proceedings 1996;28(3):1947-1949
  2. Lanerolle RD, Fernando DJS, Sheriff MHR. Macrovascular disease in the Sri Lankan transplant recipient. Ceylon Medical Journal. 1997;42(2):78-80
  3. Lanerolle RD; De Abrew K; Fernando DJ; Sheriff MH. Patient mixed biphasic insulin in a diabetic clinic. Ceylon medical journal. 1997;42(2):137-8
  4. Sheriff MHR; Lanerolle RD; Saranapala DMMK; Abegunasekara SC; Nazar ALM; Nanayakkara LSH; Sheriffdeen AH. Post-kidney transplantation diabetes mellitus in Sri Lanka. Transplantation proceedings 2002;34(6):2418
  5. Gooneratne IK, Ranaweera AKP, Liyanarachchi NP, Gunewardane N, Lanerolle RD. Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in a Sri Lankan population. International journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries.2008;28(2):60-64
  6. Peiris H, Chandrasena LG, Lanerolle RD. Serum Cystatin C  as a marker to identify patients with moderately impaired renal function. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry.2008;23(2):163-166
  7. Lanerolle RD. Leading article: Link between renal disease and heart disease. Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society.2007;14(1):6-7
  8. Senevirathne Epa D, Rathnayake JU, Lanerolle RD. Treatment of anaemia in chronic kidney disease(CKD) with Erythropoietin- how well are clinical practice guidelines and recommendations followed in our practice?: An audit. Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society.2008;15:13-16

Communications with published abstracts

  1. Lanerolle RD, FernandoDJS, Sheriff MHR. Macrovascular disease in Sri Lankan kidney transplant recipients. Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Academic Sessions.1997.
  2. Lanerolle RD, Fernando DJS, Sheriff MHR. Infections in Renal Transplant Recipients. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions 1996.
  3. Lanerolle RD, de Abrew K, Fernando DJS, Sheriff MHR. Diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation: Characteristics and risk factors. Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Academic Sessions.1995.
  4. Sheriff  MHR, Lanerolle RD, Saranapala DMMK, Abeygunasekera SC, Nazar ALM, Nanayakkara LSH, Sheriffdeen AHS. Live related and live non-related transplants in Sri Lanka. Fourth International Symposium on Urology, Nephrology and transplantation of SIUT. 20...
  5. Lanerolle RD. Post kidney transplant diabetes mellitus in Sri Lanka. World Congress of Nephrology 2001, USA.
  6. Senevirathne LN, Weerasinghe CW, Cassim MRN, Yatawatta AB, Goonerathne TD, Sriskantha S, Dissanayake DMUP, Heyanthuduwe S, Wijewickrama ES, Lanerolle R, Sheriff R, Perera ND, Abeydeera A, Wijeyarathne SM. Surgical complications following live donor renal transplantation: three year experience from the single transplant team in Sri Lanka. 7th conference of the Nephrology Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries:66;2009
  7. Weerasinghe CW, Senevirathne LN, Cassim MRN, Goonarathne TD, Sriskantha S, Withanage DDP, Heyanthuduwe S, Wijewickrama Es, Lanerolle R, Sheriff R, Perera ND, Abeydeera A, Wijeyarathne SM. Complications of outcomes following of love related(rt) and non-related(nrt) donor renal transplantation in Sri Lanka. 7th conference of the Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries: 65; 2009
  8. Wijewickrama ES, Weerasinghe D, Sumathipala DLWPSS, Horadagoda C, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Characteristics of chronic kidney disease in a patient population from a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka. 7th conference of the Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries: 64; 2009
  9. Wijewickrama ES, Lekamwattage MY, Gunesekera MY, Lanerolle RD, Sheriff MHR. Area patient with chronic kidney disease referral to the nephrologists early enough? An audit from a tertiary care centre. 7th conference of the Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries: 62; 2009
  10. Rodrigo PC, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle RD, Sheriff Rezvi. A retrospective analytical study of renal transplant patients over a period of two years. 7th conference of the Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries: 58; 2009
  11. Rodrigo PC, Lanerolle RD, Arambepola C. Assessment of adequacy of dialysis for chronic renal failure (CRF) in a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka: a prospective study. 7th conference of the Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries: 57; 2009