Dr.Thushara Kudagammana
Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics
Office Address

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Email: sanathusara@gmail.com, sanathusara@yahoo.com
Telephone: 0094-81-2396410
 
   

Educational/professional  Qualifications:

MBBS(SL.), MD(Col), DCH(Col), DAA(India)

 

Other Positions :

Honorary Secretary – Faculty Ethics Review Committee)

 

Positions Held :

Head, Department of Paediatrics  2016-2019

 

Research Interests :

  • Childhood micro nutrition deficiencies
  • Paediatric Respirology and allergies

Research Interests :

  • Postgraduate supervision
  • MD in Paediatrics
  • MPhil
  • MSc

Workshops/ Seminars undergraduate or postgraduate, conducted on a regular basis

  • Coordinator in International workshop in Paediatric allergy and asthma 2018
  • Coordinator in International conference on Paediatric allergy and asthma 2017
  • CEPELS life support course 2010 to 2014
  • Advanced Paediatric life support provider course 2010
  • Advanced Paediatric life support May 2006, 2010
  • Neonatal life support Dec 2005
  • Leadership and management for doctors June 2007, in Manchester UK
  • Workshop on neonatal ventilation 7-10th April 2008 Colombo

Post graduate training programmes

  • Coordinator of Paediatric grand ward round for post graduate trainees in Pediatrics, Radiology meeting and journal club for medical officers at Teaching hospital Peradeniya

National and international contributions

  • Coordinator - Development in Core Curriculum in Paediatrics for Medical Undergraduates
  • Honorary Secretary - Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya 2017-2018
 

Special Achievements / Involvements

  • Regular resource person at Advanced pediatric life support courses conducted by The college of Paediatrician
  • Certified APLS instructor
  • Instructor in Neonatal life support
  • Instructor in Central province pediatric life support
  • certified instructor and cordiator of the 5 day course on Essential Newborn Care for health workers
  • Regular resource person in CME programmes for the health care staff
  • Council member and social secretary of Kandy society of medicine
  • Editor Sri Lanka journal of medicine from 2011 to 2014
  • Development of the PBU General Hospital Hambantota to a functioning neonatal ICU
  • Active participation in the establishment of the Paediatric Renal   Transplantation Programme at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya
  • Coordinator of postgraduate training for post graduate trainees in Pediatrics
  • Member of the Institutional ethical review committee, Faculty of Medicine, university of Peradeniya
  • Member of Asian Pacific society of respirology

Research Presentations

 
  1. S.T.Kudagammana T N C Athuraliya, Quality of drug advertisements published in Medical Journals, abstracts presented at annual Sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine 1996
  2. S T Kudagammana, CK Abeysekara. Comparison of the safety profiles of deferiprone and desferrioxamine in the patients with Chronic Haemolytic Anaemia, abstracts presented at the Annual sessions of Kandy Society of medicine 2005
  3. S T Kudagammana, Ishani Rodrigo, Knowledge about folic acid during pregnancy among Health care workers in Two Teaching Hospitals of Sri Lanka. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2004
  4. S T Kudagammana, A Wataliyadda, C K Abeysekara. Health status of patients with Chronic Haemolytic Anemia in a Teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. Abstracts presented at the Annual sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine 2005
  5. S T Kudagammana, I Rodrigo, L Jayasena. Knowledge about folic acid during pregnancy among postnatal mothers in two teaching hospitals. Abstracts presented at the Annual sessions of Kandy Society of medicine 2005
  6. S T Kudagammana,HDWSJayawardana Pilot study monteleukast prophylaxis on children with moderarte persistant asthama, presented at Uva medical society annual sessions 200
  7. Dr S T Kudagammana1, Dr DASK Katugampola Nutritional assesment of preschoool children in an underpriviledged area in Mahiyangana presented at Polonnaruwa/ SLMA joint sessions 2009
  8. Dr ST Kudagammana et al. The prevalence of bronchial asthma among primary school boys in Kandy. The poster won the second place at Kandy society of Medicine annual academic sessions 2011
  9. STKudagammana, D Walters. Follow up of paediatric type 1 diabetic patients. Absrtracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society of medicine 2011
  10. Premini V, KudagammanaST:Osteopenia of prematurity:are we groping in the dark?A national survey on neonatal practice. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  11. Gunatilaka PKG, AdihettyD,Maduwanthi WGH, Ediriweera EPDS, Kudagammana ST: Is it time to change the classification of dengue haemorrhagic fever”? A critical analysis. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  12. Gunatilaka PKG, AdihettyD,Maduwanthi WGH, Ediriweera EPDS, Kudagammana ST: Can the outcome of dengue haemorrhagic fever be predicted with clinical features? A descriptive study. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  13. Kudagammana ST, Gunatilaka PKG, Weerasekara WMS: A familial Goldenhar syndrome: poster presentation at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  14. Kudagammana ST et al. The prevalence of bronchial asthma among primary school boys in Kandy. The poster won the second place at Kandy society of Medicine annual academic sessions 2011
  15. Kudagammana ST, D Walters. Follow up of paediatric type 1 diabetic patients. Absrtracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society of medicine 2011
  16. Premini V, Kudagammana ST: Osteopenia of prematurity:are we groping in the dark?A national survey on neonatal practice. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  17. Gunatilaka PKG, AdihettyD, Maduwanthi WGH, Ediriweera EPDS, Kudagammana ST: Is it time to change the classification of dengue haemorrhagic fever”? A critical analysis. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  18. Gunatilaka PKG, AdihettyD, Maduwanthi WGH, Ediriweera EPDS, Kudagammana ST: Can the outcome of dengue haemorrhagic fever be predicted with clinical features? A descriptive study. Abstracts presented at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  19. Kudagammana ST, Gunatilaka PKG, Weerasekara WMS: A familial Goldenhar syndrome: poster presentation at annual sessions of Kandy society medicine 2012
  20. Wadugodapitiya, S.I., Weerasinghe, V.S., Suraweera, H.J., Kudagammana, S.T. & Dassanayake, T.L. (2012). Outcome of functional motor disability in ankle dorsiflexion in children with cerebral palsy following low dose botulinum toxin A injection: 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP3)
  21. Kudagammana ST, Mohotti K, Maduwage K, Marasinghe S. Assessment of the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among preschool children and their mothers in two tea estates of Sri Lanka. Poster presentation at Commonwealth association of Paediatric Gastroenetrologists(CAPGAN) 2013
  22. Wadugodapitiya S.I.1, Weerasinghe V.S.2, Suraweera H.J.3, Kudagammana S.T.4 improvement in gait pattern in children with diplegic cerebral palsy following low dose botulinum toxin injection and physiotherapy in sri lanka abstracts presented at 4 th Asia - Oceanian conference of physical and rehabilitation medicine 2014
  23. Weerasinghe GSM, Kudagammana ST.prevalence of different phenotypes of preschool wheezing among children admitted to a paeditric unit at teaching hospital Peradeniya. Abstracts presented at Kandy society of Medicine 2015
  24. Dayasiri MBKC, Gamage DS, Muhandiram MRDR, Kudagammana ST. Patient satisfaction survey on quality of health care delivery in a university paediatric center. Abstracts presented at Kandy society of Medicine 2015
  25. Kudagammana ST, Dissanayake DM. Transient abnormal myelopoiesis in a patient with Trisomy 21.Poster presentation at Kandy society of Medicine 2015
  26. 26. Suraweera SANA, Kudagammana ST, Jayaweera AHHM. A case of synchronous bilateral Wilms tumour. Poster presentation at Kandy society of Medicine 2015
  27. Suraweera SANA, Kudagammana ST, Jayaweera AHHM, Bandara V. Toxic hepatitis, acute nephritis and rhabdomyolysis following wasp stings. Poster presentation at Kandy society of Medicine 2015
  28. W.G.C. Wekumbura1, A.J. Mohotti2, E. Frossard3, S.T. Kudagammana4, K.D.R.R. Silva5. species richness of some selected well managed and standard home gardens in nawalapitiya area, sri lanka abstracts presented at 2nd Annual International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry, Colombo Sri Lanka
  29. Yesmin MDF1, DharmaratneSD2, KudagammanaT1. Health burden of natural disasters in sri lanka. Abstracts presented at Sri Lanka Medical association annual sessions 2015
  30. Kudagammana S T ,Weerasinghe S M,Mohotti K.Environmental exposure to agrochemicals and allergic diseases in preschool children in Sri Lankan tea plantations. Poster presentation at 14th Congress on Paediatric Pulmonology. Krakow Poland 2015
  31. Wekumbura WGC., Mohotti AJ, Frossard E, Kudagammana ST, Silva KDRR. Species richness of some selected well managed and standard home gardens in Nawalapitiya area, Sri Lanka. Abstracts presented at 2nd International conference on agriculture and forestry 2015, Colombo
  32. Noordeen F,Pitchai FNN, Jayawardana PMGA, Kudagammana ST, Abeykoon AMSB. Detection of human metapneumovirus in a selected group of children with severe acute respiratory symptoms. Abstracts presented at the 4th annual sessions of The Sri Lankan Society for microbiology 2015, Kandy
  33. MDF Yesmin,ST Kudagammana,SD Dharmaratne,AJ Mohotti,F Frossard, KDRR Silva. Impact of home garden on the health status of preschool children in Nawalapitiya area. Poster presentation at 19th annual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of paediatricians.11-14th August 2016 in Colombo Sri Lanka
  34. ST Kudagammana,K Mohotti, A Karunatilaka. Patterns of food consumption and nutritional status in preschool children of high grown tea estates of Sri Lanka. Poster presentation at 19th annual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of paediatricians.11-14th August 2016 in  Colombo Sri Lanka
  35. Sugathapala RDUP, Balasuriya A, Kudagammana ST, Tennakoon TMSUB. Incidence and correlates of growth faltering among children between 3 to 4 years; a preliminary study from Kurunegala district, Sri Lanka. Extended abstract presented at 6th annual Global Healthcare conference 2017 in Singapore
  36. Herath HMNC, Kudagammana T, Liyanapathirana V, Sanathchandra MBTT, Gamage KHK, Razik FIM. Parental knowledge and attitudes towards childhood immunization and parental refusal of vaccines. Abstract presented at Kandy society of Medicine annual sessions 2008.
  37. Rajapakshs CKM, Munasinghe TS, Karunaratna RR,Abeysekera CK, Kudagammana T, Kalupahana NS. Baseline characteristics and success rates of subsequent follow-ups of children attending an obesity clinic at Teaching hospital Peradeniya. Abstracts presented at Kandy society of Medicine annual sessions 2018

Publications

  1. Kudagammana S T, Abeysekara C K. Severe febrile reaction following combined vaccination: Sri Lanka journal of Child Health, 2005; 34:96-97
  2. Kudagammana ST, Defining and comprehending Child abuse at present times- an appraisal: Sri Lanka journal of Forensic science and Law. 2010;1(2): 28-32
  3. Kudagammana ST, Perera MIC: Severe haemolytic disease of the newborn due to anti c antibodies: Sri lanka journal of childhealth, 2012;41:44-45
  4. Kudagammana ST. `Preschool wheezing` : Is it a form of childhood asthma? Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2012;2:1-3
  5. ST Kudagammana, SM Weerasinghe, K Mohotti.Environmental Exposure To Agrochemicals And Allergic Diseases In Preschool Children In Sri Lankan Tea Plantations.Pediatric Pulmonology 2015;50, S60-S60
  6. S T Kudagammana1 , K Mohotti , K Maduwage , S Marasinghe. Vitamin B12 status among underprivileged preschool children: Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2016; 45(2): 111-115
  7. Krishnapradeep Krishnaraja,MBCYC Dayasiri,NDV Dissanayake, S T Kudagammana, AHHM Jayaweera; Rabson Mendenhall syndrome caused by a novel missense mutation. Journal of Paediatric endocrinology DOI 10.1186/s 13633-016-0039-1
  8. MBKC Dayasiri, ST Kudagammana, HB Jayaweera, S Krishnapradeep Hereditary ectodermal dysplasia with hypohydrosis: A report of two female siblings with autosomal recessive type inheritance.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health.2016; 45 (3)
  9. M Dayasiri, ST Kudagammana, HB Jayaweera, S Krishnapradeep,Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne syndrome: Hypothyroid muscular pseudohypertrophy following athyreosis.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016;45 (2)
  10. Thalgahagoda R S, Abeyagunawardena S, Jayaweera AHHM, Kudagammana ST, Karunadasa UI, Abeyagunawardena AS; Intravenous pulsed cyclophosphomide versus intravenous vincristine therapy in steroid dependenet nephrotic syndrom: a Randomised controlled trial. International journal of scientific progress and research. Volume 33, no01, 2017
  11. ST Kudagammana, S Thalgahagoda, S Abeyagunawardena. Efficacy of Levamisole as a single agent in maintaining remission in steroid dependant nephrotic syndrome.Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2017;26 (1); 13-18
  12. S. T. Kudagammana ,K. Mohotti,A. Karunatilaka,R. R. Karunaratne Patterns of food consumption and nutritional status of preschool children in two high grown tea estates of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka journal of Medicine. 28 Dec 2017. 26 (2):20-25
  13. Sugathapala RDUP, Balasuriya A, Kudagammana ST, Tennakoon TMSUB. Incidence of growth faltering, diarrhoeal and upper respiratory tract illnesses and feeding practices during bouts of illness among children between 3 to 4 years. GSTF journal of Nursing and Health care. Vol 5(1).Dec 2017:1-4

   
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