Prof. Vasanthi Pinto
Professor in Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
Office Address

Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.




Educational Qualifications



Research Interest

Intensive Care, Pain Medicine, Nutrition, Medical Education


Positions Held

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology

Prizes and Awards

Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists
Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists, Ireland.


Prizes and Awards

  1. 2009 January -  Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paperAnnual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  2. 2010 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  3. 2011 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  4. 2012-Award for the best poster Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Pulminologist Sri Lanka.
  5. E.M.Wijerama prize for the best scientific presentation Sri Lanka Medical Association
  6. 2012 January – Shashidaran prize for the best poster Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  7. 2012 August – 2nd prize for the best poster  South Asian Congress of Anaesthesia SARCCA  held in India
  8. 2012 Merit award for research ,National research council, Sri Lanka
  9. Finalist best poster presentation 10th Asia Facific Medical Education conference APMEC 2013 held in Singapore)
Text Books published
      1. Management of Acute Post-Surgical Pain
      2. Pain Management Current Concepts Published by International Association of Study of Pain IASP ISBN No. 978-955-0559-01-5 Chapter3 Pages 23-33

      3. National Guidelines on Management of Dengue Fever & Dengue Haemorragic fever in adults Published by Ministry of Health 2012 ISBN 978-955-0505-35-7
      4. Central Province Paediatric Emergencies and Life Support Course  – Contributor to chapter on Management of Trauma published by the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

Editors / Reviewers

  1. Co-Editor Pain Management : Current concepts Part II Published by International Association of        Study of Pain IASP ISBN No. 978-955-0559-01-5
  2. Reviewer of Journal of Sri Lanka College of Anaesthesiology 2010 -2016
  3. Member of  Editorial Board of  the journal of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

Memberships /Positions Held

Faculty Of Medicine

  1. Member of the curriculum development committee of Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.
  2. Secretary Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association 2011/2012
  3. The Director of the skills laboratory Faculty of Medicine from 01.10.2012
  4. Referee to the faculty ethics committee and assessed/ evaluated ethical clearance applications.
  5. Member of the Research Committee of the Faculty and contributed actively to the research affairs of the faculty.
  6. Supervisor and Examiner of the Research projects of the undergraduate students
  7. Chairperson, Faculty Library Committee and faculty representative in the Senate Library Committee.
  8. Student counselor, Faculty of Medicine , Peradeniya.
  9. Member of the Panel of teachers in M.Sc programme in Medical Physics .

Post graduate involvement

  1. Member, Board of Study Multidisciplinary study courses , Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2012
  2. Anaesthesia and Critical care

    • Board Member to represent the faculty in Anaesthesia,  Clinical Pharmacology  , Emergency Medicine,
    • Examiner Part 1 A, 1B
    • The module coordinator Applied Anatomy & Physiology modules for diploma in Critical Care Medicine. Introduced new programme for these modules
    • Lecturer Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care Medicine. 

    Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine as a board member from 2012 upto date  and as the secretary  2014 , 2015
  • Clinical coordinator for MD Emergency Medicine organized the first clinical rotation for the curriculum
    • Examiner in selection examination and Part 2 Examination
    Clinical Pharmacology
  Member Board of Study Clinical Pharmacology 2012, 2013
Social Service Activities

Educate public on Emergency Management
Health care workers
(Nurses,  Midwifes,PHIs, Minor staff)
Health camp for Children and Elders

Ministry of Health
    • Member of Drug review Committee
    • Editorial board – Protocol for management of Dengue

      Secretory of Sri Lanka Association of Study of Pain 2013,2014



    • Pre MD  Training programme in Anaesthesiology , Emergency Medicine, Intensive care training in Training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Medicine, Surgery ,  Clinical Haematology(ICU appointment)

Expanded  the present Department of Anaesthesiology to include critical care and thus the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care .


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