Dr. Godwin Roger Constantine

M.B.B.S., MD (Colombo), Diploma in philosophy, BA (Lon)

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Consultant Physician (Specialist in Cardiology)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 00 - 94 - 11 – 2689545

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS - University of Jaffna, 1991
  • MD in Cardiology, University of Colombo 1996
  • Diploma in Philosophy, University of London 2006
  • B.A in Philosophy, University of London, 2009

APPOINTMENTS

  • University of Colombo
  • Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine
  • Chairperson – Applied Sciences Stream – since 2012
  • Joint secretary _ Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine –since 2011 August
  • Chairperson _ University IT committee – since 2011
  • Chairperson – IT committee – Faculty of Medicine – since 2010
  • Chairperson Cardiovascular Module. Faculty of Medicine. University of Colombo since 2006
  • Chairperson Skills Lab. Faculty of Medicine
  •  Staff advisor. Student Medical Journal. University of Colombo
  • Content expert. Cardiovascular Distance Learning Programme. Open University of Sri Lanka since 2008
  • Participated in the International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention. – conducted by the International Society and Federation of Cardiology. 1997.
  • Editor – Medical Digest- a journal for continuing medical education.(out of publication)
  • Co-editor – The Postgraduate Companion. a journal published by the Ceylon College of Physicians - out of publication

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine [PGIM], Colombo

  • Secretary Board of Study in Cardiology. Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

AWARDS

  • The President’s Research Award – 1999
  • Short listed for – The Lancet Research Award – 2001
  • National Science Foundation Research Award -2010

SPECIAL AWARDS:

National 

  • The President’s Research Award – 1999

International

  • Short listed for – The Lancet Research Award – 2001
  • National Science Foundation Research Award -2010

PEER REVIEWED / INDEXED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Reflex anuria following acute cardiac event Jeevagan Vijayabala, Mitrakrishnan Navinan, Arunie Ladduwahetty, Abdul Nazar, Anura Wijewardena , Godwin Constantine. South African Journal of Medicine (under review)
  2. Sympathetic dysfunction as a cause for hypotension in dengue shock syndromeJeevagan Vijayabala, Malith Attapaththu, Priyankara Jayawardena, Sarath Gamini de Silva, Godwin Constantine.  Chinese Medical Journal (Resubmitted with minor correction after peer review – decision awaited)
  3. Efficacy and safety of ‘True’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) as a pharmaceutical agent in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis priyanga.ranasinghe ranil.mallikaarachchigepriyadarshani Gallppathy, Godwin Constantine, Prasad Katulanda Diabetic Medicine (In press)
  4. Fanconi anaemia with bilateral diffuse pulmonary arterio venous fistulae: a case report Lasitha Samarakoon, Nuwan Ranawaka, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Godwin R Constantine, Lalindra Goonarathne BMC Blood Disorders 2012, 12:1
  5. Knowledge of prescribed medication information among patients with limited English proficiency in Sri Lanka. Perera T, Ranasinghe P, Perera U, Perera S, Adikari M, Jayasinghe S, Constantine GR. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Nov 29;5:658. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-658.
  6. Medium of language in discharge summaries: would the use of native language improve patients' knowledge of their illness and medications? Perera KY, Ranasinghe P, Adikari AM, Balagobi B, Constantine GR, Jayasinghe S. J Health Commun. 2012;17(2):141-8. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2011.585926. 
  7. Addressing the relationship between cardiac hypertrophy and ischaemic stroke: an observational study. Rodrigo C, Weerasinghe S, Jeevagan V, Rajapakse S, Constantine G. Int Arch Med. 2012 Dec 15;5(1):32.
  8. Sympathetic dysfunction as a cause for hypotension in dengue shock syndrome. Vijayabala J, Attapaththu M, Jayawardena P, de Silva SG, Constantine G. Chin Med J (Engl). 2012 Oct;125(20):3757-8.
  9. Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: A cross sectional study. Ranasinghe P, Wickramasinghe SA, Pieris WR, Karunathilake I, Constantine GR. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Sep 14;5(1):504. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-504.
  10. Efficacy and safety of 'true' cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) as a pharmaceutical agent in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ranasinghe P, Jayawardana R, Galappaththy P, Constantine GR, de Vas Gunawardana N, Katulanda P. Diabet Med. 2012 Dec;29(12):1480-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03718.x
  11. The prevalence, patterns and predictors of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a developing country. Katulanda P, Ranasinghe P, Jayawardena R, Constantine GR, Sheriff MH, Matthews DR. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2012 May 29;4(1):21. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-4-21.
  12. Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Jayawardena R, Ranasinghe P, Galappatthy P, Malkanthi R, Constantine G, Katulanda P. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2012 Apr 19;4(1):13. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-4-13.
  13. Developing a Self-directed Workbook Package for Clinical Skills Training of Medical Students P Ranasinghe, YS Perera, DA Lamabadusuriya, GR Constantine, GG Ponnamperuma Education for Health, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2011
  14. Medium of Language in Discharge Summaries: Would the Use of Native Language Improve Patients’ Knowledge of Their Illness and Medications? K. Y. S. Perera, Priyanga Ranasinghe, A. M. M. C. Adikari, B. Balagobi, G. R. Constantine & Saroj Jayasinghe Journal of Health Communication  17(2): 141-148
  15. The value of the Modified Early Warning Score and biochemical parameters as predictors of patient outcome in acute medical admissions a prospective study.Perera YS, Ranasinghe P, Adikari AM, Welivita WD, Perera WM, Wijesundara WM, Karunanayake SA, Constantine GR Acute Med. 2011;10(3):126-32
  16. Prevalence and Correlates of Tobacco Smoking in Sri LankaKatulanda P, Wickramasinge K, Mahesh JG, Rathnapala A, Constantine GR, Sheriff R, Matthews DR, Fernando SS Asia Pac J Public Health 23 (6):861-869 .
  17. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Sri Lankan adults Katulanda P, Jayawardena MA, Sheriff MH, Constantine GR, Matthews DR Obes Rev. 11 (11) : 751-756 Cardiovascular Pharmacology.(Book) Published by Karunaratne and   Sons Ltd. 2009
  18. Prevalence and projections of diabetes and pre-diabetes in adults in Sri Lanka--Sri Lanka Diabetes, Cardiovascular Study (SLDCS) Katulanda P, Constantine GR, Mahesh JG, Sheriff R, Seneviratne RD, Wijeratne S, Wijesuriya M, McCarthy MI, Adler AI, Matthews DR Diabet Med. 2008 Sep;25(9):1062-9
  19. Role of MRI in clinical cardiology. Review.    Constantine G, Shan K, Flamm SD, Sivananthan MU. Lancet. 2004 Jun 26;363(9427):2162-71.
  20. Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of myocardial viability .Shan K, Constantine G, Sivananthan M, Flamm SD. Circulation. 2004 Mar 23;109(11):1328-34.
  21. Review Treatment of Myocardial Infarction. GR.Constantine Medical Digest. 2001; IV: 31- 38
  22. Paradoxical progression of intracranial tuberculous lesion during treatment. Ranjeni Gamage, Udaya Seneviratne, GR.Constantine. Ceylon Medical Journal .2000; 45: 31.
  23. Lipid lowering therapy. GR.Constantine. Medical Digest.2000; III :24 – 29.
  24. Treatment of chronic heart failure with perindopril in ethnic Sri Lankan patients.  PN.Thenabadu, J.Bulumulle, GR.Constantine. International Journal of Cardiology 1999; 69: 109-110
  25. Management of acute myocardial infarction in general medical wards. GR.Constantine, JIP.Herath, AAPT.Chang, P.Suganthan, BSL.Hewamanne, PN,Thenabadu. Postgraduate Medical Journal.1999; 75: 718- 720
  26. Hypertension in a general medical clinic in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. GR.Constantine, AN.Dunuwille, WK.Balasooria. Ceylon Medical Journal. 1998; 43: 250-251.
  27. Time delay to thrombolytic therapy – a Sri Lankan perspective. GR.Constantine, PN.Thenabadu. Postgraduate Medical Journal 1998; 74: 405-407.
  28. Preventing cardiovascular morbidity in Sri Lanka; an appraisal of community based methods. (Leading article) GR.Constantine. Journal of the Ceylon College  of Physicians. 1997; 30: 18-21
  29. Successful surgery after ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial Infarction. GR.Constantine, L.Dalpadadu, AH.Brown, A.Perera, S.Narenthiran, PN.Thenabadu. Ceylon Medical Journal. 1996;41: 160-162.
  30. Use of Aspirin in Ischaemic heart disease. GR. Constantine, PN.Thenabadu. Ceylon Medical Journal. 1996; 41: 167-168