dr-hiranthini de silva

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  Hiranthini De Silva

Dr. Hiranthini De Silva ​MBBS, DFM, MRCGP[INT], MD(Family Medicine)

Senior Lecturer Grade I and Head
Department of Family Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4201     Mobile : +94 77 7355273
E-mail : hiranthinides@gmail.com, hiranthini@sjp.ac.lk


 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


  • Current position (Appointed in 2021) (August 2018 - to date) - Senior Lecturer Grade II - Dept of Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Nugegoda
  • May 2018 - May 2020 - Clinical training in General Practice as a full-time, General Practitioner, attached to Tyabb Health, 4 Mornington Tyabb Road, Tyabb Melbourne VIC 3913 as a part of post MD overseas training in Family Medicine
  • May 2008 - April 2018 - Lecturer/Dept of Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 2007 - April 2008 - Medical Officer National Transfusion Service, Narahenpita Sri Lanka
  • April 2007 - Oct 2007 - Intern medical officer, General Surgery National Hospital Sri Lanka
  • Oct 2006 - April 2007 - Intern medical officer, General Medicine, National Hospital Sri Lanka

I was board-certified as Specialist Family Physician in August 2020 and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2021. I work as a Specialist Family Physician at the Family Practice Centre attached to the Department of Family Medicine which is a model centre established for both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training in Family Medicine and for primary care research. I have been involved in research related to primary care and medical education.
During my postgraduate overseas training I worked as a full-time GP in Australia for 2 years and was awarded Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners after successfully completing the examinations and training and is currently registered as a specialist in Australia.

 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


  • April 2021 - Registered as Specialist GP in Australia
  • Mar 2021 - Awarded FRACGP
  • Dec 2020 - Passed Clinical Exam conducted by RACGP (Completed all components of Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
  • Aug 2020 - Board Certified as Specialist in Family Medicine Sri Lanka
  • May 2018 - onwards AHPRA Limited registration
  • Oct 2017 - Pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI) conducted by Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • April 2017 - Medical Council Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ Examination, Australia
  • May 2016 - Passed MD in Family Medicine, Sri Lanka
  • Sept 2012 - MRCGP[INT] RACGP UK
  • Nov 2010 - Diploma in Family Medicine Sri Lanka

 

 

CAREER EXPERIENCE


Current - Senior Lecturer/Dept of Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka (Full-time)

  • Undergraduate teaching in Family Medicine
  • Postgraduate training in Family Medicine for registrars and senior registrars
  • Family Medicine curriculum development
  • Research areas - primary care systems Sri Lanka, elderly care
  • Patient management
  • Geriatric care
  • Mental health care and counselling

May 2018 - May 2020 - Full-time General Practitioner: Tyabb Health, 4 Mornington Tyabb Road, Tyabb, VIC 3913 Australia

  • Evaluation and management of patients
  • Management of chronic diseases & coordination of shared care with specialist in other disciplines and allied health professionals
  • Counselling
  • Secondary School GP - Experience in Adolescent Health
  • Proficient in Best practice software for patient record keeping

May 2008 - April 2018 - Lecturer/Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardanapura Sri Lanka (Full-time)

  • Supervision and training of clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Involved in improving service facilities in the clinic as the coordinator and secretary of the Management Committee of the Family Practice Centre
  • Teaching of undergraduate students
  • Organizing of Family Medicine Undergraduate Teaching programme
  • Helped organise community-based resident programme for medical students
  • Research activities
  • Examiner for Undergraduate OSCE in Family Medicine
  • Examiner for MRCGP[INT] examination
  • Patient care

Dec 2007 - April 2008 - Medical Officer: National Transfusion Service, Sri Lanka

  • Screening of donors prior to blood donations
  • Carried out blood donation campaigns
  • Grouping and Cross matching of blood and blood products

Oct 2007 - Dec 2007 - Reserve House Officer: General Surgery, National Hospital Sri Lanka

  • Surgical Casualty on call duties
  • Assist in major surgeries
  • Carry out minor surgical procedures - with supervision
  • Surgical patient care

April 2007 - Oct 2007 Intern Medical Officer: General Surgery, National Hospital Sri Lanka

  • Surgical Casualty first on call duties
  • First clerking of patients admitted to surgical ward
  • Surgical care of patients under supervision

Oct 2006 - April 2007 Intern Medical Officer: General Medicine National Hospital Sri Lanka

  • Medical casualty first on call duties
  • First clerking of patients admitted to the ward and initiation of appropriate management
  • Patient management in general medical wards and clinics under supervision
  • Actively engaged in discharge planning, preparation of discharge summaries and referred patients to community care when necessary

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS


  • Primary health care systems (PRIMASYS): case study from Sri Lanka. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. (Co-investigator) 2017
  • Hoedebecke, K., Borhany, T., Shah, S., Rahman, Z., De Silva, H., Nepal, B., & Matta, B. (2017). The Spice Route's perspective on family medicine via the social media project "#1WordforFamilyMedicine". Journal of family medicine and primary care, 6(2), 180-181. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_3_17
  • Falls and risk factors of falls among elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Colombo district: MD dissertation submitted to PGIM 2016
  • Fernando GVMC, Jayawardana RR, de Silva HL, Samaranayaka TSP, Alahakoon C, Jeewandara CJ; An audit on patients undergoing bone densitometry in a Sri Lankan Family Practice; South Asian Regional Conference of the World Organization of Family Doctors February 2016
  • Samaranayaka TSP, Perera TMR, Alahakoon C, Wijerathna TPGKP, Fernando GVMC, de Silva HL, Jeewandara CJ; Effectiveness of community-based teaching on Medical students; South Asian Regional Conference of the World Organization of Family Doctors February 2016
  • Samaranayaka TSP, De Silva HL, Perera MSA, Jayawardane A, Dassanayake K, Thilakaratne T, Manchanayaka MAYR, Chulika MGAI, Chaturika PVG, Jeewandara KC; Cardiovascular risk among patients attending the Family Practice Centre (FPC); The Annual Academic Session of University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Colombo 2012 and Annual Academic Sessions Sri Lanka Medical Council 2013 - Free Paper
  • Seneviratne ALP DeS., Chulika MGAI , Manchanayaka MAYR, ChathurikaPVG, De Silva HL, Jeewandara KC; Morbidity pattern of different primary care settings in Colombo district; The Annual Academic Session of University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Colombo 2012.
  • Dassanayake AS, Mendis H, De Silva AP, de Silva HJ. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) in patients with cirrhosis. 17th Asia Pacific Association for Study of the Liver, Hepatology International 2007; 1: 237.
  • Dassanayake AS, Mendis H, de Silva AP, de Silva HJ. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) in patients with cirrhosis. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52 (suppl 1):44.
  • Mendis BSMA, Manchanayake MMN, Manchanayake MMWR, Mazahit JH, Mendis HL, Shaheed M, Suhail M. Depression and its impact on work performance; Young Researchers’ Symposium 2006, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya and Student Scientific Sessions 2006, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

 

 

OTHER SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS


  • Point of view - Management of Covid-19: CGPSL newsletter June 2021: Mendis BLJ, De Silva HL
  • Management of covid 19 infection (asymptomatic/mild) : IMPA newsletter April 2021: Mendis BLJ, De Silva HL
  • A guide to clinical Audit: Jaffna Medical Association Newsletter April 2021: Issue 1 De Silva HL, Kumaran S.
  • Fibromyalgia : A case study : IMPA newsletter: Issue 04: Volume 24: April 2019 - Seneviratne de S. ALP, De Silva HL
  • WONCASAR 2016 COLOMBO SRI LANKA Conference Proceedings 2016: Co-editor
  • Co-authored a chapter on Facial Pain in “Essentials of Family Practice” - second edition edited by Antoinette Perera and reviewed by John Murtagh. 2012  Improving patient care: A guide to clinical audit CGPSL CPD Programme September 2015 -De Silva HL, Kumaran S: Edited by Jayantha Thambar