dr-i.v. premathilake

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  I.V. Premathilake

Dr. I.V. Premathilake

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Pathology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758718     
E-mail : ishaprem@yahoo.com


 

QUALIFICATIONS


  1. Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) (Manipal/Mangalore, India) - 1994
  2. Diploma in Pathology (Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo) - 2000
  3. MD in Histopathology (Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo) - 2002

 

 

EMPLOYMENT


  1. Intern medical officer - Teaching Hospital Badulla, 1994-95 (Sri Lanka Medical Council Registration No: 11648)
  2. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - Temporary Lecturer, 1995-96
  3. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura
    a. Joined on 02nd October 1996 as a Lecturer (probationary)
    b. Confirmed as Lecturer, from 01st January 2002
    c. Senior Lecturer Grade II from 14th December 2003
    d. Senior Lecturer Grade I from 03rd February 2012

 

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


Undergraduate Programmes

  1. Lecturer & examiner at USJ for
    • MBBS
    • BSc Human Biology
    • BSc Nursing
    • BSc Pharmacy
    • BSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
  2. Visiting lecturer
    • Clinical Teaching Associate, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford UK, 2010.
    • Visiting lecturer, Kotelawala Defense University, 2012 and 2017-2019.
  3. External examiner
    • MBBS Part II, viva-voce
      a. Kelaniya university - 2006, 2007
      b. Peradeniya university - 2007
    • ACT 16 viva examination in Pathology for foreign medical graduates, 2005

 

Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Postgraduate trainer for Histopathology (for PGIM Colombo) since 2006. (see below)
  2. Postgraduate supervisor at the department of Pathology for Histopathology trainees 2016-2018.
  3. Member, Board of Study in Pathology, 2013-2015 and 2021
  4. Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Colombo
    • Pathology : Old curriculum - Diploma in Pathology, New curriculum - Certificate in Basic Laboratory Sciences and MD Part I
    • Diploma in Occupational Health
    • Diploma in Legal Medicine
    • Diploma in Reproductive Health
  5. Postgraduate Examiner (PGIM Colombo) -
    • Histopathology - for Selection examination, Diploma and MD Histopathology (old curriculum), CBLS, MD Part I and Part II (new curriculum) - 2009 to date
    • MD Ophthalmology Part I 2010-2019
    • MD Surgery Part I - 2014 -2021
    • Selection examinations, MD Restorative Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Oral Pathology 2015 and 2017

 

Other Courses

Visiting lecturer, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, University of Colombo 2003-2015.

 

 

AREAS OF SPECIAL DIAGNOSTIC AND RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Urological Pathology : Specialized training in urological pathology during Commonwealth Fellowship at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK (2010-11), under the supervision of Professor Ian Roberts, Consultant Urological Pathologist. Research projects completed at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK (2011):
  • Improving detection of lymphovascular invasion in testicular seminoma using D-240 stain. Funded by grant from UCARE Oxford. (awaiting clinical follow up database)
  • Grading of non-invasive papillary urothelial tumours: evaluation of the Royal College of Pathologists minimum dataset guidelines. (presented - see below) At University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka: Incidence of prostate carcinoma in cadaveric prostates in a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka. A joint project with the Judicial Medical Office, Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Cancer Research Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015 - to date. Status - Ongoing.
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology : Specialized training in gastrointestinal pathology at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK (2003) supervised by Professor Bryan F. Warren, Consultant Gastrointestinal Pathologist (several publications - see below).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


A. FULL ARTICLES

National

  • M D S Lokuhetty, I V Premathilake, C Amarasinghe (2002-2003). Epimyoepithelial carcinoma - an uncommon salivary gland tumour. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology, 1, 25-27.

 

International

  1. A D Tilakaratna, I Prematilleke, M V C de Silva, (2000).Increase in information content in histopathology reports: a concealed workload for histopathologists. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology 22(1): 21-24 (indexed)
  2. I V Prematilleke, V Sujendran, B F Warren, N D Maynard, J Piris (2004) Granular cell tumour of the oesophagus mimicking gastrointestinal stromal tumour on frozen section. Histopathology 44, 502-503. (indexed)
  3. I V Prematilleke, J Piris, K A Shah (2004) Fine needle aspiration cytology of a granular cell tumour of the oesophagus. Cytopathology 15, 120-121 (indexed)
  4. D R Warakaulle, I Prematilleke, N R Moore, (2004) Retroperitoneal fibrosis mimicking retrocrural lymphadenopathy. Clinical Radiology 59(3), 292-293
  5. Isha Prematilleke, Vivek Mohan, Ian Roberts, Andrew Protheroe, Kevin Gatter (2011) Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm presenting as a renal mass. Histopathology 59, 799-801. (indexed)
  6. Isha Prematilleke, Olivia Espinosa, Jane Henderson, Paul Altmann, Ian Roberts (2012) Penile calciphylaxis: an unusual cause of penile necrosis. Histopathology 61, 749-750. (indexed)
  7. De Silva WSL, Pathirana AA, Prematilleke I, Rajapakse SAPD, Hettiarachchi PSH, Manawasinghe DS, B. K. Dassanayake BK. Two synchronous malignant tumors of the pancreas: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports (2017) 11:84.

 

B. PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

National Conferences

  1. Goonetilleke IV*, Lokuhetty D, Kumarasinghe MP. T Cell Rich B Cell Lymphoma - a Case Report. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 1999 (*then-married name)
  2. Goonetilleke IV*, Angunawela P. Peripheral Neuroectodermal Tumour - a Case Report. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 1999
  3. M V C de Silva, A D Tilakaratna, I Goonetilleke*. Assessment of cadre requirements of histopathologists: is there a hidden increase in workload to be considered? Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka 1999.
  4. M V C de Silva, A D Tilakaratna, I Goonetilleke*. Optimum pathology reporting: The role of the surgical team. Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 1999.
  5. Prematilleke IV, Faizal MAM, Ratnatunga NVI, Wijekoon ASB. Thymic Hypoplasia with Systemic Fungal Infection in a child - a Case Report. Annual Academic Sessions, Kandy Society of Medicine, 2002
  6. Prematilleke IV, Senanayake K, Fernando A, Chandrasekera SK. Histological Patterns of Bladder Cancer in a Sri Lankan Tertiary Care Unit. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2008
  7. Prematilleke IV, Senanayake K, Fernando A, Chandrasekera SK. Histological Patterns of Bladder Cancer in a Sri Lankan Tertiary Care Unit. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2008
  8. A N R S Abeysinghe, D H Jayakody, N S Jayasinghe, B M Gunawardana, K I Gunawardena, I V Prematilleke. The Occurrence of Known Risk Factors for Colorectal Carcinoma Among Sri Lankan Patients. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
  9. K A D Thilini, K P Wanniarachchi, M D S S Jayathilaka, A G P K Ashoka, I V Premathilleke, D H Beneragama. Use of methyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol as alternatives to ethyl alcohol in tissue processing. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 07th December 2012.
  10. Rajapakse A, Malewana E, Jayasinghe J, Kailasapathy B, Pathirana A, Prematilleke I. Squamous cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater- a case report. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015.
  11. Prematilleke I, Griffiths C, Cui H, Roberts I. Grading of non-invasive papillary urothelial tumours: evaluation of the Royal College of Pathologists minimum dataset guidelines. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015.
  12. Medagoda M, Hansika PAM, Prematilleke I. Incidence of needle prick injuries and awareness regarding prevention among third and fourth year medical students. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015.

 

International Conferences

  1. Prematilleke IV, Abeysinghe ANRS. Prevalence of Known Risk Factors for Colorectal Carcinoma in a Sri Lankan Population. 6th Conference of the Asia Pacific division of the International Academy of Pathology, Kochi, India 2009.
  2. Prematilleke IV, Browning L, Roberts ISD. Multiple subtypes of renal cell carcinoma in end-stage kidneys: a morphological and immunohistochemical study of two cases. 6th Joint Meeting of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology and the Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, May 2011, Department of Pathology, University of Ghent, Belgium.
  3. Prematilleke IV, Roberts ISD. Penile calciphylaxis - an unusual cause of penile necrosis. International Conference on Dermatopathology and Uropathology, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka & British Division, International Academy of Pathology, 2011.
  4. I Roberts, I Prematilleke, C Griffiths, H Cui. Grading of non-invasive papillary urothelial tumours: evaluation of the Royal College of Pathologists minimum dataset guidelines. 26th European Congress of Pathology, 01st September 2014.
  5. Munasinghe MP, Himanshika WAH, Samarasinghe SMD, Perera KPSRY, Liyanage KNR, Prematilleke I, Goonewardena CSE, Abeygunasekara A. Proportion of urinary incontinence and known risk factors among postpartum women in the community and selected tertiary care hospitals in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2019.

 

C. CHAPTERS AUTHORED

  1. Chapter 4: Special Stains. In Handbook on Special Staining Techniques for Workshop for Postgraduate Trainees in Histopathology held at University of Peradeniya, 2000; 06-16
  2. Chapter 9: Neoplasia. In Handbook on General Pathology for B.Sc Nursing Students, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2010
  3. MLU 1249 - Unit 1: Receiving of Specimens in Histopathology (Session 1 - Specimen handling and reception, Session 2 - Specimen fixation and types of fixatives, Session 3 - Factors affecting the quality of fixation). In Handbook for Medical Laboratory Technology Degree Programme, Open University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  4. MLU 1249 - Unit 10: Troubleshooting in Cytopathology (Session 27 - Technical issues causing diagnostic problems and pitfalls, Session 28 - Quality assurance, Session 29 - Cytopathology audit). In Handbook for Medical Laboratory Technology Degree Programme, Open University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  5. The importance of correct specimen handling and transport in Histopathology. In National Guidelines, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition 2007. ISBN 978-955- 9093-43-5.
  6. Quality control in Histopathology. In National Guidelines, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition 2007. ISBN 978-955-9093-43-5. 7.
  7. Co-author, Chapter 8: Prostate Cancer. In National Guideline on Early Detection & Referral Pathways of Common Cancers in Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services, Colombo. National Cancer Control Programme 2020. ISBN : 978-955-3666-83-3
  8. Co-author, Collection, Handling and Transport of Surgical Pathology Specimens, National Guidelines in Histopathology, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2021 (completed, pending publication)

 

D. PUBLICATIONS EDITED

  1. "Specimen Collection & Transport in Histopathology". National Guidelines and Minimum Datasets, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition Sri Lanka, 2007. ISBN 978- 955-9093-43-5.
  2. "Quality Control in Histopathology”. National Guidelines and Minimum Datasets, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition Sri Lanka, 2007. ISBN 978-955-9093-43-5.
  3. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology, 5(1). Official journal of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  4. Co-Editor, Handbook on General Pathology for B.Sc Nursing Students, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2010. ISBN 978-624-5360- 07-9
  5. Co-editor, National Guidelines in Histopathology, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2017 - 2021

 

E. INVITED REVIEWER

  1. Evaluator of PhD & M.Phil projects for the Faculty of Graduate Studies USJ since 2011
  2. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences 2012, 2015, 2017
  3. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, Faculty of Graduate Studies USJ 2017
  4. College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka (Annual Academic Sessions) 2013-2021
  5. KDU Academic Sessions 2021

 

 

RESOURCE PERSON FOR WORKSHOPS/SHORT COURSES/MEETINGS


  1. Sri Lanka Medical Association - Seminar on Career Guidance for medical officers: resource person - August 2005, July 2006, August 2011, October 2013
  2. College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka
    a) Organizer and resource person, Workshop on Research Projects and Case Reports, February 2006
    b) Lecture series on general pathology March 2006
    c) CPD sessions conducted for postgraduate trainees in Pathology - 2008 to 2015
    d) Study day/ case discussion 2017
    e) Workshop on immunohistochemistry 2019
    f) Workshop on Renal Pathology 2019
  3. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - conducted 2 workshops on preparation of e-learning material 2008 and 2009.
  4. Family Health Bureau Ministry of Health - Training course for Medical Laboratory Technical officers (MLT) in cytoscreening 2006 and 2010.
  5. Sri Lanka Medical Council preparatory course for Examination for Registration to Practice Medicine (ERPM) July 2010.
  6. College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - preparatory course for MD in surgery : 2012-2019
  7. Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka - monthly meeting March 2012
  8. Annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons (joint meeting with BAUS & RSM) - 2019

 

 

GUEST LECTURES AT ACADEMIC SESSIONS / SYMPOSIA


National

  1. Gastrointestinal Lymphomas. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2004
  2. Glandular Lesions in the Cervical Smear. Consensus Workshop on Cervical Cytology, Family Health Bureau & College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2004
  3. Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer and their importance in prevention. Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2005
  4. 'Prostates R Us' - Teamwork in Prostate Cancer Care. Annual Academic Sessions, Association of Urologists of Sri Lanka, 2008
  5. The pathologist & the prostatic needle biopsy: some questions answered. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2008
  6. Tumour burden in prostate biopsies. Sri Lanka College of Oncologists/ Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons joint symposium on Prostate Cancer, January 2014
  7. Bladder biopsies - pitfalls and difficulties in diagnosis. Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2019

 

International

  1. Multiple patterns of renal cell carcinoma in an end stage kidney - at the British Association of Urological Pathologists Annual Meeting 2010, London UK, 28-29th October 2010.
  2. Gynaecological Specimen Adequacy and Handling. FIGO-SAFOG-SLCOG International Conference on Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Colombo Sri Lanka 2014.

 

 

GUEST LECTURES AT PUBLIC FORA


  1. Childhood Cancers. A radio interview, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Sinhala service, 2009
  2. Lecture on cancer - risk factors, prevention and diagnosis - Cancer awareness program 'Mithuruwela', 2019
  3. Online lecture on lung cancer - Leo Club of Achievers Lanka, 2021

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


  • Head Department of Pathology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 01st January 2013 to 31st December 2015
  • Member of the University Senate, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2007 to 2015

 

 

POSTS HELD IN THE UNIVERSITY


Academic Committees

  1. Chairperson, Phase II Nephro-urology module, 2013-2015
  2. Convenor, Phase II Nephro-urology module, 2005-2010
  3. Committee member, Phase II Gastrointestinal module, 2005 - 2010
  4. Committee member, Phase II Nephro-urology module, 2010- to date
  5. Chairperson, Phase II Gastrointestinal module, 2020- to date
  6. Unit Coordinator, B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Sciences Anatomical Pathology course unit 3732, 2006-2010
  7. Chairperson, Phase I IT Module Committee, 2008-2010
  8. B.Sc (Special) Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) unit coordinator Anatomical Pathology - unit 3735, from its inception in 2006 to 2010.
  9. Member, Curriculum Development Committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2013 to 2015
  10. Member, Curriculum Revision Sub-Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2021.
  11. MBBS Phase I academic committee member 2009-2010.
  12. MBBS Phase II academic committee member 2009-2010 and 2013-to date.
  13. Member, Personal & Professional Development Stream Committee, 2021
  14. Member of Board of Study in Medical Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2013 to 2015

 

Other Significant Posts

  1. Member of Research Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, 1996-1997
  2. Chairperson, stall on Malignancies, at the 'Vedasa' Medical Exhibition, held at the Bandaranaike Memorial Convention Centre, Colombo, 6th-12th January 2009
  3. Student Counsellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2008, 2009, 2014
  4. Secretary, Building Committee for Student Resource Centre, 2005-2009
  5. Member of Technical Evaluation Committees for procurement of
    i) Computers and audiovisual equipment - 2006
    ii) Furniture and office equipment - 2005, 2007, 2008
    iii) Lab equipment and glassware - 2020
  6. Member of the University Arts Circle, 2006 to 2010 and 2015 to 2020
  7. Arts Circle of the Faculty of Medical Sciences
    a. Senior Advisor, 2015 to 2017
    b. Senior Treasurer, 2017 to date
  8. Member, student welfare committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences 2013-2015
  9. President, Medical Faculty Teachers Association, 2012/13
  10. Member, Deans Advisory Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2013 to 2015
  11. Member of Deans, Heads and Administrative Officers Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2013 to 2015
  12. Chairperson, IT and LMS Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2021.

 

 

POSTS HELD IN THE COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS OF SRI LANKA


  1. Honorary Joint Secretary, 2005
  2. Council member, 2006
  3. Honorary Editor, Journal of Diagnostic Pathology, 2007
  4. Member, organizing committee- Annual Academic Sessions 2005
  5. Convenor of the inaugural International Conference on Gastrointestinal Pathology, conducted by the Sri Lankan British School of Pathology, British Division of the International Academy of Pathology (BDIAP), 2007
  6. Member, organizing committee, International Conference on Breast & Gynaecological Pathology, (Sri Lankan British School of Pathology, BDIAP), 2009
  7. Honorary Treasurer, 2013
  8. Member, Organizing Committee- International Conference on Lymphoma and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Sri Lankan British School of Pathology, BDIAP, 2013
  9. Member, organizing committee- International Conference on GIT, Bone and Soft tissue Pathology, Sri Lankan British School of Pathology, BDIAP, 2015.
  10. College nominee to the technical expert committee on 'Development of National Guidelines for Prostate Cancer early detection and referral pathways for General Practitioners and Primary Care Medical Officers'. Organized by the National Cancer Control programme (NCCP), 2018-2019.
  11. Coordinator, College archives project, 2018 to date.

 

 

AWARDS


Research Awards

  1. A D Tilakaratna, I V Goonetilleke*, M V C de Silva. (1999). Assessment of cadre requirements of histopathologists: is there a hidden increase in workload to be considered? Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka. Awarded prize for best scientific paper.
  2. I V Prematilleke, I S D Roberts. (2011). Penile calciphylaxis: an unusual cause of penile necrosis. International conference on Dermatopathology and Uropathology, British Division of the International Academy of Pathology & College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka. Awarded third prize for best poster.

 

Grant Awards

  1. Commonwealth Academic Fellowship award 2010, (by the Commonwealth Fellowship and Scholarship Commission, UK), for specialized training in Urological Pathology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK, 2010-11.
  2. UCARE competitive research grant for research titled 'Improving detection of lymphovascular invasion in testicular seminoma using D-240 stain', Oxford UK 2011, £9000.