Dr. Ranjiv Shenal Thalgahagoda
Senior Lecturer
 
   
   
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
shenalthalgahagoda@yahoo.co.uk
+94 81 239 6410
   
   
 
   
Educational /Professional Qualifications
MBBS, DCH, MD(PAED), FRCPCH(UK)
 
Current Positions
  • Director, Center for Education, Research and Training in Kidney Diseases(CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  • Senior Student Councilor
  • Reviewer for the Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology
Positions Held
  • Head, Works Unit, Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya
  • Sectional Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine
Research Interest
  • Nephrotic syndrome, tubular disorders, chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation
Achievements/ Awards
  • Research publication award. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for highly rated scientific publication as evaluated by peers and published in the year 2019.
  • Research publication award. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for highly rated scientific publication as evaluated by peers and published in the year 2017.
  • Research publication award. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for highly rated scientific publication as evaluated by peers and published in the year 2015.
  • Presidential award for excellence in research 2015 for the paper titled HLA-DQA1 and PLCG2 Are Candidate Risk Loci for Childhood-Onset Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Oct 27- authors - Gbadegesin RA, Adeyemo A, Webb NJ, Greenbaum LA, Abeyagunawardena A, Thalgahagoda S, Kale A, Gipson D, Srivastava T, Lin JJ, Chand D, Hunley TE, Brophy PD, Bagga A, Sinha A, Rheault MN, Ghali J, Nicholls K, Abraham E, Halima J, Omoloja A, Barletta GM, Cai Y, Milford DD, O'Brien C, Awan A, Belostotsky V, Smoyer WE, Homstad A, Hall G, Wu G, Nagaraj S, Wigfall D, Foreman J, Winn MP; Members of the Mid-West Pediatric Nephrology Consortium.
  • Gold medal for the best paper at the 2nd South Asia Paediatric Association Conference 2015 for the paper ‘Efficacy of higher dose of Levamisole in maintaining remission in steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome’ – authors – Jayaweera AHHM, Thalgahagoda RS, Ranaweera RMSN, Tennakoon S, Abeyagunawardena AS.
  • Best paper of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 17th annual scientific congress 2014 for the paper ‘Short courses of daily prednisolone during upper respiratory tract infection reduce relapse frequency in childhood nephrotic syndrome’ – authors - Thalgahagoda RS, Illangasekera YA, Trompeter R, Abeyagunawardena AS.
  • Best poster presentation at the International Congress of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2013 for the paper ‘The effect of alternate day corticosteroids on linear growth in childhood nephrotic syndrome’ – authors - Thalgahagoda RS, Illangasekera YA, Abeyagunawardena AS.
Orations
  • Professor CC De Silva Memorial Oration of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 2018: 'Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - Beyond ISKDC'
Contribution as a Resource Person
  • Kandy Society of Medicine - 2021
  • Sri Lanka Society of Nephrologists - Scientific Congress - 2020
  • Sri Lanka Hypertension Society-Hypertension Workshop for General Paediatrics -2019
  • Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association- Regional Sceintific Sessions- 2019
  • Kandy Society of Medicine - 'What to do in paediatrics' - 2019
  • Kandy Society of Medicine - 2019
  • Uva Clinical Society Annual Academic Sessions - 2019
  • Kandy Society of Medicine- 2018
  • Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress - 2018
  • Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Regional Scientific Congress - 2018
  • Polonnaruwa Clinical Society Annual Academic Sessions - 2017
  • Galoya Nimna Clinical Society Annual Scientific Sessions - 2017
  • Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Regional Scientific Symposium - 2017
  • Kandy Society of Medicine- 2016
  • Nephrology and Transplant Unit - PD College - 2016
  • Annual Conference of Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology - 2016
  • Nawalapitiya Clinical Society Annual Academic Sessions - 2016
  • Sri Lanka Society of Nephrologists - Nephrology Study Day - 2016
  • Galoya Nimna Clinical Society Annual Scientific Sessions – 2015
 
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