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UMJE Samaranayake |Surgical | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. UMJE Samaranayake | Surgical | Women Researcher Award

Profile Summary

A highly accomplished medical professional with a diverse academic background, including an MD Part 1 from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree with distinctions. Extensive experience as a General Surgical Registrar and Medical Officer in various hospitals, coupled with roles in academia as a Lecturer and Research Assistant. Recognized for outstanding contributions with awards such as Best Poster Presentation and Best Research Award. Certified in various medical courses and active participation in workshops and academic sessions. Committed to community service and volunteer work, demonstrating leadership and excellence in extracurricular activities.

Professional Profiles



Academic Qualifications πŸŽ“

MD Part 1 – November 1st, 2023, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, MRCS Part A – January examination 2024 – Royal College of Surgeons, England, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree obtained on 30th May 2016 with a Second-Class Upper Division from South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Distinctions in Medicine and Psychiatry in Clinical Sciences Stream with a Second-Class Upper Division, Distinctions in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in Basic Sciences and Applied Sciences Stream Distinctions in Philosophy, Physics & Mathematics, General Chemistry, Latin and Medical terminology School attended: Devi Balika Vidyalaya- Colombo 8 GCE Advanced Level Examination 2008 – ABBA (In order for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English) GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2004 – 10 Distinction passes (Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social studies and History, English Language, English Literature, Development studies, Health and physical education, Business and accounting, Sinhala language and literature, Buddhism)

Professional Experience πŸ’Ό

General Surgical Registrar, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health (November 2023- November 2024), Medical Officer Histopathology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health (April 2022- October 2023), Medical Officer, Base Hospital Kayts, Ministry of Health (October 2021- April 2022), Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (October 2020- October 2021), House Officer at District General Hospital Monaragala (September 2019- September 2020)

Research Assistant πŸ“

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (May 2018- September 2019) Laboratory experience, Teaching activities, Dissection of Anatomy specimens, Organizing workshops, Contributions made for Department development and organization Temporary Lecturer and Department Coordinator 🏫 Department of Surgery, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (June 2016- March 2017) Lecturing and Examining Experience in Other Disciplines πŸ“š Various lecturing and examining experiences in disciplines such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, and Nuclear Medical Science.

Awards πŸ†

Best poster presentation 2018 – The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka joint international conference with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the SAARC Surgical Care Society. Best research award 2019 – The Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons (SLAUS) joint meeting with the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the Royal society of Medicine

Certifications πŸŽ“

Course in Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research – National Science Foundation – 30th December 2018 (License 29673761), Course in Biomedical Research – National Science Foundation – 9th December 2018 (License 29673758), Course in Conflicts of Interest – National Science Foundation – 9th December 2018 (License 29673762), SPSS Basics Course – Udemy – May 2018 (License UC-12494H5E), Advanced Trauma Life Support course 9th March 2018 conducted by the College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka, Course in Statistics for Medical Professionals – The Stanford University School of Medicine 22nd December 2017, Advanced First Aid certification programme conducted by Sri Lanka Red cross Society – Colombo on 26th November 2017, National Trauma management course (NTMC) (15-hour practical course) done by the College of Surgeons Sri Lanka – March 2017, Neonatology Life support course organized by the Sri Lankan Collage of Paediatricians completed on 18th June 2015 held at Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Primary information technology certification in Word processing – 25th May 2001, Primary information technology certification in Spreadsheets – 25th May 2001

Workshops & Academic Session Participation πŸ“š

Participated in the Annual academic sessions of the Anatomical society of Sri Lanka on 28th August 2019, Participated in a symposium on initial management of open fractures 31st January 2018, Participated in Annual academic Sessions College of Surgeons Sri Lanka & joint meeting with the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh – 2016, 2017, 2018 years, Participated in a clinical pharmacology workshop on β€˜improving prescribing skills’ organized by the department of pharmacology – University of Colombo May 2017, Participated in Asia Pacific conference of emerging viral infections – September 2017

Volunteer Work 🀝

Volunteer for the United States Mercy Naval Ship – Asia Pacific Partnership project 2018, College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka – Instructor for the Advanced Life Support Course, Certified as an Advanced first aid care giver in Red Cross Society Sri Lanka 2017, Run for their Lives- Charity Run in aid for National cancer institute – Maharagama held by Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown- participated in both 2011 & 2012 years

Community Based Experience πŸ₯

  • Experience in conducting health camps attached to Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital

Extracurricular Activities πŸ…

Inter faculty Rugby tournament 2012 –SAITM (Female) – Semi finalists Interfaculty Softball cricket tournament 2012- SAITM (Female) – Champions The Sri Lankan Festival for Performing Arts 2006 – Bronze Medal for Prose reading, Merit for Verse speaking & Television news reading School level- Participation in New Inventors Club competition held at Ananda collage in 2003, Several awards in Inter-house sports meets in areas of group events, drill, Drama competition, Netball inter-house tournaments, member of Media unit (2000), UNESCO club (2002), New inventors club (2003), Science society (2005/2006), English Literary Associations (2005)

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

Title: Are predominantly western standards and expectations of informed consent in surgery applicable to all? A qualitative study in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, ASK Banagala
Journal: BMJ open
Year: 2019
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: e025299
Citations: 8


Title: A novel variant in the COL6A1 gene causing Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy in a consanguineous family: a case report
Authors: ND Sirisena, UMJE Samaranayake, OLA Neto, AR Foley, BAPS Pathirana, …
Journal: BMC neurology
Year: 2021
Volume: 21
Pages: 1-7
Citations: 7


Title: Pigmented border as a new surface landmark for digital nerve blocks: a cross sectional anatomical study
Authors: DJ Anthony, Y Mathangasinghe, UMJE Samaranayake, …
Journal: Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Year: 2019
Volume: 44
Issue: 9
Pages: 932-936
Citations: 6


Title: Variations in the density and distribution of cajal like cells associated with the pathogenesis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Authors: U Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, UA Liyanage, MVC de Silva, …
Journal: Frontiers in Surgery
Year: 2021
Volume: 8
Pages: 721143
Citations: 4


Title: A rare presentation of tuberculosis
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, YN Rajapakse, Y Mathangasinghe, EAC Fernando, …
Journal: The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka
Year: 2018
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Citations: 3


Title: Anatomical landmarks to locate the junction between transverse and sigmoid sinuses in translabyrinthine and retrosigmoid open surgical approaches
Authors: Y Mathangasinghe, U Samaranayake, SSA Silva, HC Prematilaka, …
Journal: The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
Year: 2018
Citations: 3


Title: Morphometric variations of Cajal-like cells are associated with pelviureteric junction obstruction in children
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, M Samarasinghe, …
Journal: BJU international
Year: 2023
Volume: 132
Issue: 4
Pages: 386-389
Citations: 2



UMJE Samaranayake |Surgical | Women Researcher Award
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