Deepaka Sanath Thubellage

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Deepaka Sanath Thubellage (2017-11-17)

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Deepaka Sanath Thubellage (2017-11-17)

Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Deepaka Sanath Thubellage (2018-01-12)

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Biography

Dr. Deepaka Sanath Thubellage is a Medical officer working at Medical Research Institute Colombo under the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. He has obtained his basic MBBS degree in 1997 from University of Colombo and Postgraduate Diploma from National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases -Obihiro Japan in 2007. He has also obtained his postgraduate Master of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics from Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2011. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the FGS- University of Colombo. He has more than twenty years of clinical experience in the government service without any incidence of mistake or medical negligence and very good clinical exposure treating patients with verity of medical illnesses. His service started in District General Hospital Matara as Intern Medical Officer in 1997 and then he has got his first appointment at District Hospital Valaichchenai where he had to work through on-call, Out Patient Department and ward rounds. He could become the acting District Medical Officer in a short period of time and could face to all sort of administrative as well as clinical and pubic health management experience and could serve the under-privileged community affected by Terrorist activities. His service as District Tuberculosis Control Officer at Polonnaruwa was the period he has achieved many landmarks in the Chest Clinic, Polonnaruwa. He could design and put up the first TB cutout in Sri Lanka at the Chest Clinic premises sponsored by a private donor organization and could increase the annual detection rate of active pulmonary TB patients to the double as before. He contributed his service actively in the TB control programme till he joined the Medical Research Institute, Colombo in 2006. Thereafter his interests were towards Medical Research and first he was a laboratory researcher attempting to develop novel diagnostic methods to detect Influenza infections through the production of monoclonal antibodies. He was offered JICA scholarship to do a research in that line in 2006 when he exposed to ten months research experience under world class supervisors, Prof. Kunitoshi Imai and Prof. Haruko Ogawa. After few years as he was interested in technology he obtained his Master degree in Biomedical Informatics. Then he was more engaged in Medical Research mainly on Public Health as well as Sociology. Been a researcher at MRI he use to engaged in many activities such as evaluating medical research proposals submitted to Research Committee at MRI, overall Supervision , administration and Maintenance of eHealth activities at MRI , development of draft eHealth Policy, develop strategic plan and eHealth Guidelines & Standard of Sri Lanka, being a member of eHealth steering committee at the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Implementing automated Library Information and Management System and automated Laboratory Information and Management System at MRI.
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