Prof. Padma Badra Hewavithana
Professor & Consultant Radiologist
 
   
   
Dept. of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
padmabh@gmail.com
+94812396551
   
   
   
   
Educational /Professional Qualifications
  • MBBS, MD Radiology
Special Interests and Experience
  • Special interest in vascular and interventional radiology.
  • Special interest in early breast cancer detection.
  • Fellowship in General Radiology, John Hunter hospital, NSW, Australia, August 1991 to August 1992
  • Special Training in Vascular and interventional Radiology, from August 1994 – November 1994, John Hunter Hospital, Australia, under Dr Ajith De Silva ( FRCR), Consultant Radiologist
  • Training on Off site Planning and Countermeasures for Radiological Emergencies, Organized by IAEA / RCA, September 1994, ACT, Australia
  • Short term training in Interventional Radiology in the department of cardiac radiology at the All India Institute of Medical sciences: 2010 March – 2010 April
Professional Positions Held
  • Acting Radiologist, General hospital Kurunegala, 1992 October– 1993 February
  • Consultant Radiologist, General hospital Kegalla, 1992 December – 1994 March
  • Trainer in Radiology – Teaching Hospital Peradeniya from year 1994 to date
  • Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Vascular and interventional Radiology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2009.
  • Professor in Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 2010 to date.
  • Member of the Board of Study in Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo from 1998 to date
  • Member of the Board of management of Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, from 1995 to Date
  • Coordinator, Kandy - Peradeniya Radiology training program, University of Colombo from year 2000 to date
  • Coordinator, Medical physics, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya from year 2004 to date
  • Managing editor, Bulletin of Nursing and Allied Health sciences, Faculty of Allied Health sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • Honorary Consultant Radiologist, Chest clinic Kandy, January 2003 to January 2005.
  • Chairperson, Board of Study, Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Colombo, 2003 – 2006
  • Vice President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, July 2006 - August 2008
  • President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, July 2008 - August 2009
  • President, Radiological Society of SAARC Countries, 2008 - 2009
  • Vice President, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2011
  • Founder, Pioneering Head of the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 2012 to 2015
  • Member of the Board of Study in Allied Health sciences, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya from 2008 to date
  • President Elect, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2012
  • President, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2013
  • Co –Editor Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology from 2011 – 2013 and 2015 to date
  • Founder, Pioneering Head, Course coordinator, BSc radiography and Radiotherapy programme, Faculty of Allied Health sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2008-2009
  • Chairperson, Board of study, Radiology, 2003- 2006
  • Vice President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists , 2006- 2008
  • President, Kandy Society of Medicine, 2013- 2014
  • Member, Health sector development Project organized by the Ministry of Health Care and Nutrition and formulated national level best practice guidelines on chronic abdominal pain(2008)
  • Member, Steering committee, Health sector development project, Kandy
  • Member, transplant committee, Teaching hospital, Peradeniya
  • Founder and the current honorary secretary of Radiological care fund, Peradeniya
Memberships in Associations / Professional Bodies
  • Member, Radiological society of SAARC countries
  • Member, Asian Oceania society of Radiologists
  • Council member Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2005- 2009
  • Life member, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, from 1992
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Medical association
  • Life member, Kandy society of Medicine, from 1994
  • Life member, Peradeniya Medical Faculty alumni association, since 1995
  • Member, Peradeniya Medical Faculty Teachers association, since 1995
  • Committee member, Peradeniya Medical Faculty Teachers association 2004 - 2005
  • Council Member, Kandy society of Medicine, 2009 – 2010
  • Council Member, Kandy society of Medicine, 2005 – 2006
  • Life member, Buddhist doctors association
Special Academic Awards / Distinctions
  • Best Free paper at the 26th Annual Academic sessions of the Kandy society of Medicine, Assessment of Renal size by Ultrasonography, February 2004
  • Best research paper award on clinical research, Hysterosonography by using a Foley Catheter, An alternative method, 25th Annual sessions of the Kandy society of Medicine February 2003
  • Best scientific paper at 4th annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2006, Assessment of splenic size using ultrasonography in a selected sample of normal individuals in Kandy district
  • Best poster presentation- chest radiographic manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis, at the 30th Annual sessions of the Kandy society of Medicine, 2008
  • Dr SNB Talwatte memorial oration at the annual academic sessions, 2013 titled “ Breast Cancer: Radiologist’s point of view and future perspectives”
  • President of a professional body in the region – President, Radiological society of SAARC countries, 2008-2009
 
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