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Dr. R Dias

Senior Lecturer

Medicine

Email : ranjan@med.sab.ac.lk

Mobile :0777680361

Office : 0452261601

    Qualifications

  • MBBS (Colombo), MS Surgery (Colombo), FRCS (Edin.)

    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

    • Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) - Life member
    • College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka  - Life member & Council member
    • College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - President, 2016
    • Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons - Life member
    • Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka - Life member
    • Sri Lankan Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SLAPS) - Founder President
    • Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons of SAARC Countries (FAPSS) - Council member

    Recent Publications

    1. Ingested foreign body in the common bile duct | R Dias, P Dharmaratne | Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons 17 (1), 31, 2012
    2. Unmet need for surgery in South Asia | S Nagral, M Hussain, SA Nayeem, R Dias, SA Enam, S Nundy | BMJ 357, j1423, 2017
    3. Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with unintentional injuries | H Perera, KC Jeewandra, N Jayasuriya, R Dias | Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 41 (1), 2012                                         
    4. Melioidosis presenting as parotid abscess in children: Two consecutive cases | K Premaratne, GKD Karunaratne, R Dias, AK Lamahewage, | Sri Lankan J. Infect. Dis 7, 116-122, 2018.
    5. Intracranial injury in a child following a dog bite to the head | VT Samarawickrama, R Dias, MC Samarasinghe | Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 33 (4), 2016.
    6. Foreign body ingestion in children: Single institutional experience in Sri Lanka | B Branavan, R Dias, T Kumari, M Samarasinghe | Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 43 (2), 2014.
    7. Management of chronic constipation in children | R Dias | The Sri Lanka Prescriber, Vol.18, No.1, 2010
    8. Female perpetrators of child abuse–a case for being alert | H Perera, R Dias | Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2004; 33: 56-7
    9. Scrotal fixation: A different surgical approach in the management of the low undescended testes | D Misra, R Dias, L Kapila | Urology, Vol. 49, Issue 5, May 1997
    10. Metachronous inguinal hernias in children, M Samarasinghe, R Dias | Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 2002; 45; 35-37
    11. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia | A Shafeek, SG De Silva, R Dias | Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2000; 29: 124
    12. Ectopic gastric and pancreatic tissue, a rare cause of umbilical discharge | de Silva WD, Samarasinghe M, Dias MN, Perera CS. | Ann Trop Paediatr. 2010;30(1):73-5.
    13. Medical Education Reforms in Sri Lanka | I Karunathilake, D Samarasekera, R Dias, A Olupeliyawa | Asia-Pacific Biotech News APBN Vol.10, No.15 2006

    Consultancies

    • Consultant to the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (Since November 2020)
    • Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon University Paediatric Surgical Unit, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (1992 to 2020)

    Editor-in-Chief of Journals/Editorial Board Member/Program Chair/Reviewer

    • The Ceylon Medical Journal  - Member of the editorial board (1998 – 2007)
    • Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons - Member of the editorial board (2005 – 2007)
    • The Sri Lanka Prescriber - Member of the editorial board (2008- 2011)

    Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

  • University Level

    • Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo – (1992 to 2020)
    • Director MEDARC– Med. Edu. Develop. & Research Centre Colombo. (2005-2008)
    • Chairman, Board of Study in Surgery, PGIM (2015 – 2018)
    • Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Clinical School, International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia - (2011- 2012 during sabbatical leave)
    • Head, Department of Surgery, University of Ruhuna (1990-1992).
    • Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Fac of Med, University of Ruhuna (1986-1992)
    • Lecturer in Surgery, Fac. of Medicine, University of Ruhuna (1983-1985)
    • Registrar, Professorial Surgical Unit, University of Peradeniya (1981 -1982)  

    National Level

    • Chairman, Acad. Affairs Accreditation & Exam Committee (AAAEC) PGIM 
    • Honorary Secretary- Colombo Friend in Need Society (Charitable Organization)
    • Medical Adviser – Artificial Limb Fitting Centre, Colombo Friend in Need Society.
    • Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Subcommittee on Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
    • Member, SLMA Working Group, Communication Skills for Patient Care
    • Surgeon Commodore – Volunteer Naval Force, Sri Lanka Navy
    • Member of the College of Surgeons SL Council, representing Past Presidents.

    Any Other

    • Member Board of Study in Surgery (1990- 1992) & (2003-2011)
    • Examiner – Final MBBS (Colombo, Galle, Kelaniya, Peradeniya, Sri J’pura)
    • Examiner -  MD (otorhinolaryngology)
    • Examiner -  MD, Selection Examination & MD (Surgery) (Functioned as the Chief Examiner for 6 examinations)
    • Assessor – MD (Surgery) examination in 2019 & 2020.