Biography

I was born in Jaffna, northern Srilanka. After completing my schooling ,  I went to Russia in 1994 to the prestigious Tver Medical Academy to read Medicine.

I obtained an invaluable classical (old school) medical education and a vast amount of personal experience that have helped me mature as a dedicated, hardworking and compassionate doctor.

While in med school, I was amazed at the wealth of Russian literature and decided to complete my second degree in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language with Distinction.

After completing my primary Medical degree in 2001, I decided to come to England and pursue higher Medical training. 

Between 2002 and 2005 I worked in General Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine, Palliative care, Psychiatry and General Practice.

In 2006, I became a General Practitioner while pursuing Sports Medicine as a special interest. After nearly 7 years as a GP in Greenwich I decided to pursue Sports Medicine as my main speciality and was accepted into the Sport and Exercise Medicine higher specialist training program in 2013. I was trained in the East of England Deanery and completed the program in 2017.

I was appointed as a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Service in Colchester.

Over the years, I have worked in multiple elite sporting disciplines. 

Highlights of my career so far have been working as a sports doctor in:

1. 2012 London Olympics at the Wembley Arena and the Athletes Village Sports Centre

2. 2018 Glasgow European Championships 

3. England Women's Under 20 & 23 team doctor (2015-2018)

Education & Training

1995-2001

Doctor of Medicine

Tver State Medical Academy, Russia

2012

Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Medicine, University College London

2013-2017

Specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Cambridge Hospital & Ipswich Hospital

2016

Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Bournemouth University 

2017

Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, UK

Research & Publications

- 2018, PRP injections in Knee Osteoarthritis -

1. Observational study of the efficacy of PRP injections in advanced knee osteoarthritis. 

Department of Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Colchester.

- 2014, Exercise and Sports Related Injury -

3. Co-author of the study “Exercise and sports related injury and non-injury morbidities presented to an UK A&E department” which examined the incidence of exercise and sport related cardiovascular events in patients presenting to the local emergency Department.

- 2017, Physical Activity -

2. Co-author “Physical Activity Needs Assessment” for Public Health Suffolk https://www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/uploads/2017-10-12_Needs_assessment_Final.pdf

- 2012, Achilles Tendiopathy -

4.  Master’s degree research project in Sport and Exercise Medicine centered on a “New high load low volume eccentric exercise training program for chronic mid portion Achilles tendinopathy” (University College London Hospital)

Previous experience as sports physician in elite Sport

  • Lead Consultant for the Aquatic events at the European Championships (Glasgow)

  • Sports Physician London 2012 Olympics

  • Team Physician for the English FA Women’s U20 & 23 

  • Lead Consultant for British University and College Sports (BUCS) Gymnastics , Trampolining, Diving and Athletics Championships

  • Eastbourne Tennis Tournament Mens ATP tour doctor

  • English Premiership and Championship division Football (Ipswich Town and Norwich City)

  • IAAF Diamond League Games (Birmingham) Sports doctor for international athletes

  • Medical officer for Cambridge University Rugby and Rowing Clubs

  • Sports Physician British Indoor Rowing Championship 

  • Sports Physician for the “Virgin STRIVE Endurance Challenge”

  • Sports Physician at the London Triathlon and London Half Marathon

  • Team Physician for the Ipswich basketball team