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

Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.

Email vasantipinto@yahoo.com
Telephone

077-3662199

 
   

Educational Qualifications

MBBS, MD, FRCA(UK), FCARCSI (Ire)

 

Research Interest

Intensive Care, Pain Medicine, Nutrition, Medical Education

 

Present Posts

  • Professor of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care/ Consultant Anaesthetist & Head of the department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Chairmen Board of Study in Emergency Medicine 2019
  • Head Faculty of Critical care Medicine, College of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists ,Sri Lanka.
  • Examiner in Anaesthesia/Surgery Final MBBS at Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya & Faculty of Dental Science University of Peradeniya
  • Examiner in Postgraduate Examinations MD Part I A Anaesthesia & MD Part I and Part 2 Emergency Medicine , Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Member Board of Study in Anaesthesia 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 up-to-date
  • Member Board of Study in Emergency Medicine 2012, 2013, 2014 2015,2016,2017,2018 up-to-date
  • Member Board of Study in Clinical Pharmacology 2012, 2013
  • Member Multidisciplinary Board 2013, 2014, 2019 Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. Colombo.
  • Member Board of Management 2018
  • Member Board of Management 2018
  • Chairperson Skills laboratory – Faculty of Medicine
  • Chairperson Library committee 2016-1017 – Faculty of Medicine
 

Academic positions held

In The U.K.

 
. June 2005  – June 2006 Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia West Midlands Rotation North Stafordshire University Hospital
  June2004 –May2005 Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia West Midlands Rotation Princess Royal Hospital,Telford
In Sri Lanka  
  June 2017

Professor of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care University of Peradeniya.

  May 2015 Professor in Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
  July 2006 Senior Lecture/Consultant Anaesthetist  Department of Anaesthesiology University of Peradeniya.
  March 2003 –  May 2004 Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care General Hospital [Teaching] Kandy.                                                            
  January 2002– March 2003 Registrar in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care National HospitalColombo.
  April 2000 –December 2001 Registrar in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care General Hospital [Teaching] Kandy
  December 1997 – March 2000

Senior House Officer in Anaesthesia & Intensive CareGeneral Hospital [Teaching] Kandy.

  April1994  – December 1997  Senior House Officer in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Colombo

 

Other Positions Held

  • Council Member – College of Anaesthesiologists 2007 2008 2009
  • Assistant Editor – Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2012,2013, 2014, 1015
  • Secretary – Sri Lanka Association of study of Pain 2013 2014
  • Council Member - Sri Lanka Association of study of Pain 2011 2012
  • Secretary – PeMSAA 2011 – 2013
  • Council Member PeMSAA 2007 2008 2009 ,2013,2014
  • Social Secretary – KSM 2008 2009
  • Treasurer – Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine 2008
  • Vice President – KSM 2015
  • Head, Faculty of Critical care , (FCCM) College of Anaesthesiologists 2018,2019
  • President – PeMSAA 2019
 

Awards Won

  • 2003 March– MD Part I1 (Anaesthesiology) Gold Medal for the Best Results
  • 2001 February – Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2004 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2009 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2010 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2011 January - Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2012 January – Shashidaran prize for the best poster Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka
  • 2012 August – 2nd prize for the best poster South Asian congress of Anaesthesia SARCCA held in India
  • 2012- Award for the best poster Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Pulminologist Sri Lanka.
  • Merit award for research ,National Research Council Sri Lanka 2012
 

Contributions to national guidelines

  • Dengue Guideline 2012 – Ministry of Health
  • Antibiotic Guideline – Ventilator Associated pneumonia – Ministry of Heatlh
  • Member drug review committee Ministry of Health
 

PGIM commitments

  • Diploma in Critical care Module coordinator 2010,2011 - physiology, physics
  • Designed Portfolio, for MD Anaesthesia, intensive care component MD medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • Secretary Specialty board Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical coordinator MD Emergency Medicine
  • Lecturer – part 1 – Anaesthesia, Surgery, Psychiatry, Opthalmology
  • Lecture – MD Emergency Medicine – 2014,2015
  • Examiner – MD Anaesthesia , MD Emergency medicine
 

Book Chapters

  • Trauma – Paediatric Life Support CePELS
  • Postoperative Pain Management (Management of Pain)
  • A Primer for Communication with patients – Communication in the emergency department
  • Editor - Management of Pain
 

Reviewer

  • Sri Lanka Journal of Anaesthesiology
  • Research Projects – Ministry of Health
  • Journal of Post graduate Institute of Medicine
  • Member of the panel of judges in 9th congress of Association of Anaesthesiologists SAARC 2011

 

 
   
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