Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe

Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe

Lecturer(probationary), Allied Health Science Unit, Faculty of Medicine

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CONTACTS

PHONE  –  +94 0773707016
FAX        –   +94 112 68 86 86

Email:  chath_r@yahoo.com.au

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – 2007 – Second Class (Lower) Honours  (Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.)
  •  Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) – 2011

Staff Development Center, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Accredited by Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA), UK.

  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (D.Sp.Med.)-2015

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka

  • Current PhD Scholar– School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Examination-Academic- 2013

Score –Listening: 8.0, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 8.0. – Overall band score: 7.5

  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE/ SEDA)

September 2011, Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Accredited by Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA), UK.

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

2010 February- to date

Lecturer,Allied Health Sciences Unit

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

PAST APPOINTMENT

  • Medical Officer ,Base Hospital Thabuththegama, Sri Lanka,Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka [June 2009 – Feb.2010]         
  • Intern Medical Officer, De Soysa Hospital for women, Colombo Sri Lanka; Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lady Ridgeway hospital for children, Colombo; Pediatric Surgery, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka [July 2008- July 2009(Full time)]
  • Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Medical Research Associate, In collaboration with Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, UK [Oct 2007 – July 2008 (Full time)]
  • Research Assistant , Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. [Feb 2006 – June 2006 (Part Time)]
  • Official Sports Medical Officer ,The Davis Cup, Asia-Oceania Zone Group-III. (Malaysia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Lebanon, Myanmar, Vietnam and Sri Lanka).[(June 2011) (Part Time)

Position

  • Committee member- Expert committee on Non Communicable Diseases(NCD) Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA 2013)
  • Resource person/Contributor,National Initiative to Reinforce and Organize General Diabetes Care in Sri Lanka project (NIROGI Lanka), Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).
  • Supervisor- undergraduate medical student elective projects. Electives program Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo (May 2012- July 2012).
  • Committee member- Information Technology(IT) committee Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo (2012)
  • Joint Secretary (2011) Treasurer (2012) –‘Diabetes Walk’ International Diabetes day, this was a national event organized by the Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo with Ministry of Health Sri Lanka and World Diabetes Federation.
  • Course coordinator- Sports Science & Exercise Physiology Course “Conditioning an Athlete”. Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in collaboration with University of Durham, United Kingdom.19th -20th  July 2011.
  • Course coordinator- Exercise physiology and Exercise prescription course for team physicians’. Sports Medicine congress National Olympic committee Sri Lanka.   Organized in collaboration with University of Durham, United Kingdom.07th Dec 2013.

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

  • Medical Officer- June 2009 – February 2010 (8 months),Base Hospital Thabuththegama, Sri Lanka
  • Intern medical officer – July 2008- July 2009 (1 year)
  • De Soysa Hospital for women, Colombo Sri Lanka; Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Lady Ridgeway hospital for children, Colombo; Pediatric Surgery
  • Medical Research Associate – Oct 2007 – July 2008
  • Diabetes Research Unit (collaboration with Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford and Department of Clinical MedicineFaculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS 

Publications

  • Ranasinghe DC, Ranasinghe P, Jayawardena R, Misra A. Physical activity patterns among South-Asian adults: a Systematic Review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2013,10:116. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-116
  • DC Ranasinghe, JP Gamage, P Katulanda N Andraweera, KWAS Thilakarathne, P Tharanga. Relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat percentage, estimated by bioelectrical impedance, in a group of Sri Lankan adults: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2013(1): p. 797.
  • Chathuranga Ranasinghe, Priyanga Ranasinghe, RanilJayawardena, Rezvi Sheriff,David R. Matthews, Prasad Katulanda. Evaluation of physical activity among adults with Diabetes Mellitus from Sri Lanka.International Archives of Medicine. 2014.
  • P Katulanda, DC Ranasinghe, KGNS Karunaratne, R Sheriff, DR Matthews. Prevalence patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption and its’ association with tobacco smoking among Sri Lankan adults: a cross sectional study.BMC Public Health 2014, 14:612.

 COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Abstracts (International and Local conferences)

  • DC Ranasinghe, JA Ranasinghe, L Ranasinghe. Relationship between passive smoking and low birth weight among babies born at De Soysa Hospital for Women, Sri Lanka. Research Forum, Women’s health issues, Sri Lanka Medical Association, May 27, 2006.
  • P Katulanda, K Wickramasinghe, DC Ranasinghe, DR Matthews, R Sheriff. Adult Health Promotion Record (AHPR) – A tool for prevention of lifestyle related epidemic chronic diseases. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), March 19 -22, 2008
  • DC Ranasinghe, KWAS Thilakarathne, R Sheriff, P Katulanda. Prevalence, patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption among adults in Sri Lanka. 41st  Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians (CCP), Sri Lanka. Oct 1-4, 2008.
  • P.Katulanda, S. Thillakeratne, D C Ranasinghe, N Jayawardene, A Silva,N Rajapakse, C Amarasena, S Narenthiran, GR Constantine, R Ekanayake, DR Matthews. Prevalence and implications of diabetes in patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Diabetes and Atherosclerosis Study. 41st  Annual academic Sessions of the College of Physicians (CCP), Sri Lanka, Oct 1-4, 2008.
  • D Lamabadusoriya, P Ranasinghe,R CalderaI, K Liyanage,S Herath,U Ganegoda, DC Ranasinghe,T Nandasena,V D Joseph, GA C Amarasena, S Narenthiran, R Ekanayake, DR Matthews, P.Katulanda. Prevalence and implications of diabetes in patients admitted for coronary angiography or coronary revascularization procedures.123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). May 31 –June 4, 2010.
  • DC Ranasinghe, BK Shantha, D Kariyawasam, D Jayawardena. Is Orchidopexy Performed at Optimal Age? Experience at Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Aug 11–14, 2010.
  • DC Ranasinghe, J P Gamage, P Katulanda N Andraweera ,KWAS Thilakarathne, , P Tharanga, G Dayananda,.Validity of body mass index as a measure of body fatness in Sri Lankan adults. Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo Sri Lanka. Oct 14-17, 2012 .
  • DC Ranasinghe, GLRS Perera, A Rathnayake, A Weththesinghe. Cardiovascular endurance of physiotherapy undergraduates and the associated metabolic risks.126th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). July 09 –13, 2013(Poster presentation).
  • DC Ranasinghe, P Gamage, P Katulanda , N Andraweera,S Thilakarathne ,ACR Ranasinghe. Influence of age on Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Fat percentage (BF %) of Sri Lankan adults. 126th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). July 09 –13, 2013.
  • Priyanga Ranasinghe, Chathuranga Ranasinghe, Ranil Jayawardena, David R. Matthews, Prasad Katulanda. “Evaluation of physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus from Sri Lanka” 46th  Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians (CCP), Sri Lanka. Sep 12-14, 2013.

Books/Productions

  • Resource person-Manual of Sports Medicine, published by the Faculty of Medicine Sports association, University of Colombo Sri Lanka 2009.
  • Contributor /Author-  Chapter titled ‘Exercise for your day today life’ .Handbook for Health Educator staff, NIROGI Lanka project/SLMA/ Ministry of Health Sri Lanka 1,2012.34-35.
  • Consultation/script- Production of 45 min educational DVD on ‘Easy Exercises for all’;to educate general public and health care workers in Sri Lanka . NIROGI Lanka project/SLMA/ Ministry of Health Sri Lanka.2012 Sep

INVITED LECTURES

ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS:

Official Sports Medical Officer

  • The Davis Cup, Asia-Oceania Zone Group-III (June 2011)
  • Ceylonese Rugby and Football Club (CR &FC) (2009).
  • Sri Lanka High Schools Rugby league (2008, 2010)

INTERESTS

Physical activity/Sports to improve quality of life and disease prevention