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Professor SP Lamabadusuriya

Senior Professor

Medicine

Email : lama@med.sab.ac.lk

Mobile :0777886119

Office : 0452261601

    Qualifications

  • MBBS (Cey), PhD (London), DSc (Ruhuna), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin),FRCP (Glasg), FRCPCH(UK), FCCP, FSLCPaed., FSLGP, DCH (Eng)

    Profile

  • Professor Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya, is an academic, consultant pediatrician and an Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Colombo. He was the former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and is one of the foremost paediatricians in Sri Lanka. He was also the Founder Professor of Paediatrics of the Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna and also at present the Visiting Senior Professor at Faculty of Medicine ,Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. He was the first clinician to obtain a research degree in Sri Lanka (Ph.D. London).He is the only Sri Lankan domiciled in Sri Lanka to receive a Royal Honour from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth 11. At present he is rendering his services as the Consultant for the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

    • Life member of Sri Lanka Paediatric Association.
    • Life member of Ceylon College of Physicians
    • Life member of Sri Lanka Medical Association
    • Life member of Gastroenterological & Digestive Endoscopy Society of Sri Lanka.
    • Life member of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science
    • President of the Galle Medical Association (1990-91, Golden Jubilee year)
    • President of the Sri Lanka Paediatric Association (1993)
    • President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (2011)
    • Member of Immunisation Practices Advisory Committee of WHO (2010-2016)
    • Member of Immunisations Technical Advisory Group of SEARO, WHO (2012-2018)
    • President of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Association (2006-2009)
    • Chairman of the Board of Study in Paediatrics of the PGIM (1991-1996,1998-2002)
    • Chief examiner of the MD (Paediatrics) and DCH examinations (1991-1996,1998-2002)
    • Member of the Standing Committee of the International Paediatric Association (2006-2009)
    • Founder President of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Forum of Sri Lanka (2009-2010)

    Recent Publications

    1. M Mars, DR James, SP Lamabadusuriya (1990)  | The Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project: the unoperated cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate Journal 27 (1), 3-6
    2. P Wickramasinghe, SP Lamabadusuriya, S Narenthiran (2001) | Prospective study of congenital heart disease in children, Ceylon Med J 46 (3), 96-8
    3. VP Wickramasinghe, SP Lamabadusuriya, M de S Wijesundera (2014) | Ecchymoses: an unusual manifestation of toxocariasis in children, Ceylon medical journal 46 (4)
    4. MP Senanayake, SP Lamabadusuriya (2001) | Cerebral thrombosis in beta-thalassaemia major, The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 68 (11), 1081-1082
    5. SP Lamabadusuriya (2001) | A prospective study of urinary tract infections in children, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 30 (2), 31-7
    6. S Lamabadusuriya (2009) | Multi-organ failure due to influenza A viral infection-A Sri Lankan experience, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 30 (4)
    7. SP Lamabadusuriya (2004) | Some aspects of food allergy, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 33, 3-5
    8. R Ajanthan, SP Lamabadusuriya, W Withana (2003) | A study of children with Kawasaki disease, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 32, 40-3
    9. S Lamabadusuriya (2011) | Neonatal jaundice due to maternal ingestion of “veniwelgata”?, Ceylon Medical Journal 49 (1)
    10. SP Lamabadusuriya, M Mars (2008) | 9 The Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project, Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World, 95-111
    11. Sanath P.Lamabadusuriya Avian Influenza The Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol.51, No.2 , June 2006. p.77.
    12. Lamabadusuriya SP. MMR Vaccine. The Ceylon Medical Journal October 2011.
    13. Lamabadusuriya Sanath P. A special note on Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 38. No. 2 September 1993 p. 103 –104.
    14. Lamabadusuriya Sanath P. Improving Child Survival through Immunisation, Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 38 No. 4 Dec. 1993 p. 170 - 171
    15. Lamabadusuriya S.P. & Jayantha U.K. Acalypha indica induced haemolysis in G6PD deficiency Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 39, 1994 p. 46 – 48.
    16. Lamabadusuriya S.P. & Jayantha U.K. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 39(4)  December 1994 p. 193.
    17. Lamabadusuriya, Sanath P., Lokuarachchi S.K., Kodikaraarachchi S., Fernando R. Chediak – Higashi Syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1 March 1995 pp. 42 –43
    18. Lambadusuriya Sanath P., De Silva G.D. I., Gunatilake M.D.A.S. Abuse of paracetamol in childhood fever Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 40. No. 1 March 1995 pp. 46 – 47.
    19. Perera Hemamali., Lambadusuriya Sanath P., De Silva G.D. I. Is it Munchausen syndrome by proxy? – Case Report Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol.40.No.3,September  1995 pp.116-118
    20. Lamabadusuriya S.P. Observation period for dogs in rabies Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol.40.No.4, December  1995 p.163
    21. De Silva G.D.I., Lamabadusuriya S.P., Abewickrama R. Unresolving pneumonia in a child – Look for an aspirated foreign body The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1996; 41(4) : 159.
    22. De Silva M.V.C., De Silva G.D.L., Lamabadusuriya S.P. Myocardial infarction in an infant due to anomalous origin of the left Coronary artery The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1996; 41 : 115 – 117.

    Consultancies

    • Consultant for the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine at Sabaragamuwa University
    • Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston , Lincolnshire , UK(1979)
    • Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Worthing and Shoreham Hospitals UK(1996-1998)

    Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses/Visiting Lectures

    • Visiting Senior Professor of Paediatrics, University of Rajarata (since April 2015)

    Chapters and Books of Scholarly Work

    1. Lamabadusuriya, S.P. Shigellosis (Chapter 8) in Diarrhoea and Malnutrition in Childhood. Butterworths (1986) Editor J. A. Walker – Smith S.A. MacNiesh p. 50-59.
    2. Lamabadusuriya S.P., Ebrahim G. J. Diseases of the digestive system (Chapter 27) – Paediatric Practice in Developing countries, Macmillan Press Ltd. London 1993 (second  Edition), Editor – E. J. Abrahim, p. 286 – 293.=
    3. Lamabadusuriya S.P. Your Child Your Family Ed. Aponso HA, De Silva DGH .,  Aloysius  DA - 1999
    4. Lamabadusuriya S.P. Mars M.  The Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World Ed.  Michael Mars, Debbie Sell and Alex Habel-2008 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.,
    5. Sanath P Lamabadusuriya History of Paediatrics – Chapter in History of Medicine, Vol 02

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

    • Member of Editorial Board of Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health.
    • Member of International Editorial Advisory Board  – The Indian   Journal of Paediatrics,( 2005)

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

    • Head of Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna (1980-1991)
    • Head of Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (1991 - 2008)
    • Research Fellow/Honorary Registrar Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, UK (1972 - 1974)
    • Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo University of  Sri Lanka. (1975 - 1980)
    • Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (2002-2005)
    • Senior House Officer in Neonatal Paediatrics, Whittington Hospital, London, U.K. (April 1972 –  Sept. 1972)
    • Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (Sabbatical leave) (1987 - 1988)
    • Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Colombo (1991-2008)
    • Founder Professor of Paediatrics, University of Ruhuna (1980-1991)