Prof. K.H.B.P. Fernandopulle

Professor in Pathology

Department

Department of Pathology

E-mail

bernadene@gmail.com

Telephone

Office - +94 11 2758718

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS / 1999 / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Pathology / 2006 / PGIM / Sri Lanka
  • MD Hameatology / 2009 / PGIM / Sri Lanka

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Secretary , Sri Lanka College of Heamatologists – 2013 /2014
  • Council Member of the College of Haematologists of Sri Lanka – 2011/2012 , 2016/17 and 2021
  • Member Sri Lanka College of Haematologists

Awards

  • Professor Channa Wijesinghe Gold medal for Psychiatry at the Final MBBS 1999
  • Haematology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pathology

ORCID ID and Link

0000-0002-2439-5671
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2439-5671

Google Scholar Link

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=3ViiWFQAAAAJ#:~:text=Dr.%20

Research Gate Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Khbp-Fernandopulle-2

 

Publications and Scientific Communications

National

  • Perera J, Perera B, Gamage S. Seroconversion after hepatitis B vaccination in healthy young adults, and the effect of a booster dose. Ceylon Med J. 2002 Mar;47(1):6-8. doi: 10.4038/cmj.v47i1.6396. PMID: 12001615. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12001615
  • Fernandopulle KHBP , Herath HMJP , Udawatta LD , Senarathna PMNK. Red cell parameters, HbA2 levels, and the best discrimination index in beta thalassaemia trait in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians,2021, 52, 13-19. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v52i1.7926
  • B Fernandopulle. CME: Iron overload in patients with haemoglobinopathies Journal of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 2021;13(1) :26 and 39-40
  • KHBP Fernandopulle , CK Kariyawasan . A descriptive analysis of clinical features and laboratory findings in a cohort of patients diagnosed with Plasma cell dyscrasia. Journal of the Sri Lanka college of Haematologists.2012;4(1) :10-17
  • KHBP Fernandopulle. Lymphoma - Varied presentations, varied management, diverse subtypes, different complications. Journal of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 2012;4(1) :26-29
  • KHBP Fernandopulle. CME article - Neutropenia in infants and children. Journal of the Sri Lanka college of Haematologists. 2018;10(1):23-24,34-35
  • Bernadene Fernandopulle . Anticoagulation - an overview. Journal of the Independent Medical Practitioner’s Association. 2020;14(1):31-35

International

  • HPA.Gunathilaka, AWGM Sameera, KHBP Fernandopulle, KS Pathirage, R.S Lokupitiya .Comparative Study of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) three Sampling Techniques: Whole Blood in Tri-Sodium Citrate, Whole Blood in Ethylene Di Amine Tetra Acetic Acid ; Asian Hematology Research Journal 2021 ; 4(2): 25-38
  • K.H.B.P Fernandopulle, C Gamakaranage, J Bavanthan. Successful Treatment of Clonal Eosinophilia with FIP1L1-PDGFRA Rearrangement with Low Dose IMATINIB -A Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health6(1): 6-11, 2021; Article no.AJCRMH.69591
  • Fernandopulle, KHBP, Bavanthan, J. (2022). Rituximab Induced Late Onset Neutropenia. International Journal of Research and Reports in Hematology, 5(2), 6-10. https://journalijr2h.com/index.php/IJR2H/article/view/30156
  • Khalafallah A, Maiwald M, Cox A, Burns D, Bates G, Hannan T, Seaton D, Fernandopulle B, Meagher D, Brain T. Effect of Immunoglobulin Therapy on the rate of infections in MultipleMyeloma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Treated with Immunomodulatory Agents. Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases vol 2, no 1 (2010)
  • Moratuwagama, D.; Costa, Y.; Senanayake, S.; Williams, H.; Jayaratne B, B.; Rathnamalala, V.; Ranasinghe, N.; Gooneratne, L.; Goonesekara, H.; Gunewardena, D.; Wijesiriwardene, I.; Kulathilake C, C.; Jayawardene A, A.; Silva, J. D; Dharmasena, I.; Perera, N.; Mendis, N.; Vitharana, P.; Jayathunga, R.; Gunasekara, H.; Basnayake, L.; Samaraweera, Y.; Sooriyakumar, T.; Dissanayake, D.; Vidyaratne, W.; Jayaratne, K.; Alwis, H.; Wijeratne, R.; Attanayake, A.; Athawuda, S.; Pullaperuma, R.; Somarathna, B.; Yoganathan, S.; Senerath, L.; Gunawardena, V.; Balasooriya, B.; Epa, D.; Fernandopulle, B.; Moonesinhge, C. pb2229 disease characteristics and response to treatment of patients with myelofibrosis:a multicentre descriptive, retrospective study from Sri Lanka, HemaSphere: June 2019 - Volume 3 - Issue S1 - p 999.doi: 10.1097/01.HS9.0000567392.79414.41

Presentations with published abstracts

  • Bernadene Perera, Thushara Amarasinghe, Jennifer Perera. Seroconversion after hepatitis B vaccination in a group of medical students” Proceedings of 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, June 2000, Abstract No 6 ,Publication year: 2000
  • Jennifer Perera, Bernadene Perera and Sirithilak Gamage Seroconversion after Hepatitis B vaccination and the effect of a booster dose in non and hyporesponders” research findings presented at the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical association 2000- Awarded the S.E Seneviratne Award for best presentation.
  • Bernadene Perera, Mahinda De Alwis - Acquired platelet function defect associated with eosinophilia - Proceedings Book. 22nd Annual Academic Sessions - Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital 2007
  • Bernadene Perera, Sudarma Vidyatillake -Combined immunosuppressive therapy in a child with acquired aplastic anaemia - Proceedings Book -9 th Annual Academic Sessions Sri Lanka College of Haematologists 2008
  • Khalafallah A, Fernandopulle B. A retrospective analysis of the effect of short acting GCSF Vs the Pegylated form on neutrophil recovery during treatment of acute leukemias. Proceedings Book , Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Annual sessions in Adelaide Oct 2009
  • Bhagya Edirisinghe, Bernadene Fernandopulle , Bhagya Dambadeniya , Chitranga Kariyawasan . A study on Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate as a first line investigation in infection, inflammation and neoplasms. - Proceedings Book -13th Annual Academic Sessions Sri Lanka College of Haematologists 2012
  • Fernandopulle K.H.B.P, Udayana W.S. Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) among bus drivers at the central bus stand Colombo, Sri Lanka. Proceedings Book .Scientific Sessions , Faculty of Medical Sciences , USJP, 2015
  • Fernandopulle, K.H.B.P.; Khalafallah, A. A retrospective analysis of the effect of Filgrastim compared to pegfilgrastim on neutrophil recovery during the treatment of acute leukaemias (Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions. FMS. USJP 2015, 2015)
  • Udawatta, L.D.; Senarathna, P.M.N.K.; Fernandopulle, K.H.B.P.; Herath, P. 
    Determining the best discrimination index from Full Blood Count Parameters for screening of Beta thalassemia carriers in Sri Lanka
    (Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions. FMS. USJP , 2016)
  • Sampath KMN, Fernandopulle KHBP. Knowledge and practice regarding coagulation studies among nursing officers in two teaching hospitals and a base hospital. Proceedings Book 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches 2017
  • KHBP Fernandopulle Prevalence of anaemia in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Proceedings Book.3rd Indian Ocean Rim Laboratory Haematology Congress, Singapore 2017
  • KHBP Fernandopulle , Udawatta, L.D.; Senarathna, P.M.N.K Herath, P .Determining the best discrimination index from Full Blood Count parameters for screening of Beta thalassemia carriers in Sri Lanka. 3rd Indian Ocean Rim Laboratory Haematology Congress, Singapore 2017
  • KHBP Fernandopulle, ND Vithanage, I Wijesiriwardane A Jayawardene and R Warusahennadi . Awareness of Disease Transmission , Diagnosis , Treatment and Treatment complications among Thalassemia Patients and Parents of Children with Thalassemia presenting to the National Thalassemia Clinic at Teaching Hospital Kurunegala. 2nd Global Public Health Conference 2019, Virtual Presentation.
  • Udayangani BVC, Sewwandi TM, Fernandopullle KHBP , Vithanage TDP , Ranasinghe G. Comparison of red cell distribution width and the syntax score values among patients suspected of coronary artery disease attending National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the International conference on Health Sciences 2018 -FMS, USJ PP17
  • Jayawardene PH , Rupika RSI , Piyumika HNT , Hemachandra AWGA, Gunathilaka MDBD , Fernandopulle B , Prathapan S. Awareness of clinical features , mode of inheritance and screening methods of Thalassemia among Grade 11 and 12 students of Kurunegala District. International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference 2019. OP31
  • GAC Gamakaranage, J Bavanthan, KHBP Fernandopulle, IS Wijesiriwardene, HWCK Kulathilake, CS Moonesinghe. Clonal eosinophilia with FIP1L1-PDGFRA rearrangement. Proceedings of the International conference on Health Sciences 2018 -FMS, USJ PP86
  • SASP Abeyrathne, AMPW Karunarathne, CS Moonesinghe, KHBP Fernandopulle, HWCK Kulathilake, IS Wijesiriwardene. Polycythaemia vera in a patient with congenital heart disease: A rare co-incidence. Proceedings of the International conference on Health Sciences 2018 -FMS, USJ.PP84
  • M. P. W. Karunarathne, S. A. S. P. Abeyrathne, C. S. Moonesinghe, B. Fernandopulle, H. W. C. K. Kulathilake, D. Gunawardena, I. S. Wijesiriwardena. Successful management of a patient with recurrent thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) with rituximab Proceedings of the International conference on Health Sciences 2018 -FMS, USJ.PP82
  • MUW Gunaratne1, DAYV Gunawardhane1, SM Jeewarathne, YW Kodikara, HS Munasinghe, B Fernandopulle and CSE Goonewardena Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Their Associated Factors among Adult Patients Attending Outpatient Department in Colombo South Teaching Hospital 14th International Research Conference 2021.General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Oral presentation ID312
  • Use, indications and frequency of common complications of anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications among Cardiology Patients attending the Cardiology unit at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Mihaza MMF, Silva ASA, Ruwanpathirana UM, Samarahewage OD, Thenuwara HPM, Seneviratne BCV, Ponnamperuma CJ, Fernandopulle KHBP. 14th International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USP Oct. 2021 PP43

Books and Book chapters authored/ Edited

  • Co author - Handbook on Laboratory Haematology for MLS students- Red Cells and White cells.Authors: KHBP Fernandopulle , Thamal Darshana. Printed by Samayawardhana Publishers. Published by KHB Perera. November 2019.
  • Co author - Handbook on Laboratory Haematology for MLS students- Coagulation and quality assurance.Authors : KHBP Fernandopulle , Thamal Darshana.Publisher: Samayawardhana Publishers.
  • Authored four chapters for the book Quality Assurance for Haematology Laboratories. Chapter 01 - Quality assurance & Quality control ; Chapter 02-Monitoring Quality Control; Chapter 04-Laboratory Errors ; Chapter 06 -In house preparation of controls in resource poor settings. Authors : Chandana Wickramaratne ,Bernadene Fernandopulle.Publishers : S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd . Oct 2021. ISBN 978-624 - 00 -1553 -0
  • Authored two chapters for the book - Cases in Haematology for Primary Care Doctors. Chapter 06 - A patient with pancytopenia : Chapter 10 - A patient with an acute transfusion reaction. Authors : Dammika Gunawardena, Chandima Kulathilake, Bernadene Fernandopulle, Chamarika Moonesinghe.Publishers: S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd .
  • Authored three chapters for the book - Ward handbook on haematology,biochemistry, histopathology and transfusion medicine for nurses. Chapter 01-Sample collection and transport for common haematology tests; Chapter 06-Nursing Aspects of transfusion medicine; Chapter 07-Identifying abnormalities in a FBC and some common haematological terms. Authors - Bernadene Fernandopulle, Kisali Hirimuthugoda, Iranthi Kumarasinghe,Dammika Gunawardena, Chandima Kulathilake, Chamarika Moonesinghe.Publisher : S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd . April 2022.
  • Editor for the course MDU5401 Advanced Haematology for the Open University of Sri Lanka Session 29 - Quality Control in Haematology which was written by Prof. Darshana Kottahchchi (Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kotelawala Defence University)
  • Contributed as a co author to the Laboratory manual of test procedures in Haematology a project by the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists’ and Ministry of Health Sri Lanka to provide Standard Operating Procedures for Haematology laboratories in Sri Lanka. 2020. Wrote SOP’s for bleeding time, Cryohaemolysis , HAM test ,HBH inclusions, Heinz bodies , Osmotic fragility test ,Inhibitor screening by APTT , Donath Landsteiner test, Sickling test , Haemosiderin in urine.

 

Awards

  • 2000 - Seroconversion after Hepatitis B vaccination and the effect of a booster dose in non and hyporesponders” research findings presented at the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical association 2000– Awarded the S.E Seneviratne Award for best presentation

Other Faculties of University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Other Universities

  • General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU)
  • University of Colombo
  • Open university of Sri Lanka
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