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Dr. Yamuna Niranjalie Rajapakse
Consultant Chest Physician & Interventional Pulmonologist
Senior Lecture, Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine
University of Colombo

Biography

  

Dr Yamuna Rajapakse is a Consultant Chest Physician with special training in Interventional Pulmonology. This includes diagnostic procedures such as Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Endobronchial ultrasound and Therapeutic procedures such as Bronchoscopic Laser, Cryocautery, Argon Plasma Coagulation, Endobronchial Stenting, Balloon Dilatation, Foreign body removal and  Bronchial Thermoplasty as well as Thoracoscopic Biopsy, Pleural drainage procedures and Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) placement.

She has a special interest in the molecular genetics of lung cancer, its aetiology, diagnosis, management with a special emphasis on palliative care aspects. 

Positions 

 

 

Position

Address

From

To

 Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

 September 2016

 To date

 

 

 

 

Education & Training

Degrees, Diplomas etc.

Date Conferred

Results(give Class or Grade)

 

MBBS

 July 2003  2nd Class Upper Div
   MD (medicine)  March 2011  

Honors, Awards and Grants

 

 

Honors

 

Awards 

 •Professor K Rajasuriya award for Best Poster at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016 for the poster on “The first eighteen months’ experience of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Sri Lanka”

E M Wijerama award for the best presentation at the Young Physicians Forum for the year 2014.

Grants

 

Research with abstracts

 

Research Interests

 Dr Rajapakse’s research interests include Lung cancer genetics, the impact of air pollution on lung health and interventional pulmonology

Appointments

 

 

 

Appointments

 

  • 2011 – 2012 Senior Registrar in Chest Medicine, Central Chest Clinic, MRI
  • 2012 – 2013 Advanced Trainee in Sleep, Thoracic Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
  • 2013 – 2014 Sleep Fellow at the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
  • 2014- 2015 Senior Registrar in Chest Medicine, Central Chest Clinic, MRI
  • 2015 – 2016 Acting Consultant Chest Physician, Central Chest Clinic, MRI

Memberships

 

  • 2005 – Present Life member, Sri Lanka Medical Association 
  • 2011 – Present Life Member, Ceylon College of Physicians
  • 2016 – Present Council member, Ceylon College of Physicians
  • 2017 Assistant secretary, Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • 2016 – Present Member, College of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka

Undergraduate

 

Postgraduate

 

Projects

  

Publications

 

 

Books/Book Chapter 

 

Conference Paper 

 

Journal Paper 

 

Teaching Areas

 

 

Undergraduate

 MBBS

Postgraduate

 Respiratory Medicine Interventional pulmonology 

Other

  

Current Teaching

1st year MBBS

Teaching History

 

Gallery / Photos

 

Blog/ news and articles 

 

Contact (official)

 

 

 Address

 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka  

 Email

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 Phone

 +94112695300

 Ext

 119

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