Dr. D.K.K. Nanayakkara
Senior Lecturer
Office Address

Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Email dkk@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone:

0094-812 388361

Fax

0094-812 389106

   

Educational/professional  Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • Master of Philosophy (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Nuclear Medicine)

 

Present Designation
Senior Lecturer (Grade 1) & Nuclear Medicine Physician with a special interest in     Paediatrics renal imaging, thyroid diseases and Radionuclide Therapy
 
Other Proffessional Experience
  1. 1 Dec 2014- 26 Dec 2014    IAEA Clinical Observer, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust; Department of Nuclear Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

  2. April 2008    Appointed as the Country Principal by the Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine and the Asian School (ARCCNMS) of Nuclear Medicine todate

  3. 14th -28th June 2007  IAEA Scientific visit - National Testing Centre, Auckland Hospital, New Zealand

  4. July 2003-Feb 2004    Fellowship training - International Atomic Energy Agency, St.Lukes Medical Centre, Quizon city, Philippines

  5. Aug 1998- Aug 2000    Honorary Research Associate in the University Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne & Clinical Observer in the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK

  6. July1997-July 2002   Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

  7. May-1993-July 1997   Grade2 Medical officer Radiology Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya Sri Lanka

  8. March1992-May 1993   Medical Officer in Neonatology, Professorial Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya Sri Lanka

  9. Sept 1991-March1992   Intern Medical officer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Professorial Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  10. March1991-Sept.1991  Intern Medical officer in General Medicine, Professorial unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya Sri Lanka

 
Undergraduate Teaching
Beyond 2004 curriculum” - Undergraduate Medical teaching Undergraduate Allied Health Science
 

Postgraduate Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching (Medical) - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM)

  • Post MD- Paediatric intensive care training
  • MD – Endocrinology

Postgraduate Institute of science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya

  • Postgraduate Teaching, M.Sc. in Medical Physics
  • Postgraduate Teaching, M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 

Postgraduate Training   (since 2004 to date)

Post MD postgraduate trainer for Pediatric intensive care training in Intensive care (PGIM, Colombo)- clinical training
May 2004 Dr.M.A.M.Faizal
March 2006 Dr.R.R.M.M.N.C. Kithulwatte
September 2006 Dr.M.D.Hewageegana
March 2009 Dr. Pradeep Gamage
March 2009 Dr.S.Karunarathna
 

MD- Medicine  -Endocrinology (PGIM, Colombo)- Clinical training

Jan 2009 Dr.M.R. Sumanathilaka

July 2009 Dr. G.B.C.Gamasinghe
 
Examiner
Examiner for undergraduate medical programme (Y1S1, Y2S2 and Y3S1, Y4S2)
 
Oral examiner for M.Sc. in Medical Physics Dissertation
  • Reviewer - Mid semester review of the M.Sc. Research projects in Medical Physics- 2006/2007
  • Member of the monitoring and evaluation board, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya since 2005
  • Module coordinator- Y3S1 Endocrine function, Homeostasis and Metabolism
  • Member - Ethical committee, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya since 2010
 

Under graduate Final year research projects: Faculty of Science, UOP

  • 2010 -  Miss. S.D.Karunasean – Radiation burden during medical imaging
  • 2012 -  Miss  Isanka Jayawardana – Development of a biological dosimeter
 

Member, Ethical clearance committee – PGIS, University of Peradeniya since 2009

 

Examiner for MSc Medical Physics / Evaluation of Project reports

  •   Miss. Vijitha Ramanadan (MDP/06/252)    - 2009
  •   Miss. N.Loganathan (MDP/06/260)           - 2009
  •   Miss. Shipa Singh (MDP/08/06 )                - 2010
Post graduate Research activities

Supervisor- I have supervised 4 student’s research projects in MSc. Biochemistry and molecular Biology. All candidates have successfully completed their degree.

  • Mr. N.G.R.S.S.Chandana PGIS/BM/MSc/CLB/2004/14 ;Biochemistry and Molecular  Biology,  PGIS, University of Peradeniya (2009) MSc Dissertation 2010
    • Title: A Study on Hormone Assessment of Subfertile Men with Iodiopathic Non Obstructive Oligospermia or Azoospermia   (MSc awarded in 2010)
  • Mr.Sankha Nanadakumara(PGIS/BM/MSc/CLB/2009/09) MSc Dissertation 2013 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PGIS, University of Peradeniya
    • Title:  Serum progesterone, TSH and Oxidant Stress in Subfertile Women (MSc awarded in 2014)
  • Ms.Kavithanjaly.Rajeewan (PGIS/BM/MSc/CLB/2009/10) MSc Dissertation 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular  Biology,  PGIS, University of Peradeniya
    • Title: Study on Antioxident status and oxidant stress in hypothyroid patients (MSc awarded in 2014)
  • Shamila Wickramarathna (PGIS/BM/MSc/CLB/11/08).
    • Title:Serum Progesterone, TSH and antioxidant stress in subfertile women(MSc awarded in 2014)
 

TRAINING IN RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Radiology:  May 1993-July 1997

Honorary research associate and the Clinical Observer August 1998 to August 2000, University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK. Special training in CT and MRI.
 

IAEA fellowship training- St/Luke’s Hospital, Quizon city Philippines: 

Special training in Nuclear Cardiology, Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine, Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
 

Training course in radioisotope technique

Certificates course in Radioimmuno assay
IAEA fellowship training / The Royal Liverpool University Hospital , Liverpool, UK – 1-27 December 2014 Special training in Hybrid imaging and Radionuclide Therapy.
 
NUCLEAR MEDICINE TRAINING
  1. 8th February 1999 to 15 February 1999-  Basic Medical Physics Newcastle Radiology training scheme, Department of Radiology, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  2. 11 - 18 July 2000- Diagnostic Neuro- Scintigraphy using triple headed SPECT gamma camera - Data acquisition and data manipulation, image processing and interpretation and their clinical applications, Regional Medical Physics Unit, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. 21 July 2000-  Radioisotope Renal function Measurements and their clinical applications, Regional Medical Physics Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  4. 31 July 2000 -The safe administration of unsealed radioactive substances to patients, Radio-Pharmacy and dispensing, Regional Medical Physics Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
  5. 04 August 2000-Scintimamography Regional Medical Physics Unit, Dryburn Hospital, Dharum
  6. 4-8 December 2000- Regional (RCA) Training Course on Radionuclide Techniques in the management of Diabetes Mellitus (organised by the IAEA in co-operation with the Government of Philippines) Philippines Heart Centre, Manila, Philippines
  7. 9-13 April 2001-IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Workshop on scintimammography, sentinel lymph node detection and intra-operative surgical probe technology Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute (NORI), Islamabad, Pakistan
  8. 5-9 November 2001-IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Workshop on management of thyroid cancer St.Luke’s Medical Centre, Manila, Philippines
  9. 9-13 Sept 2002-IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Workshop on Radionuclide treatment of Liver cancer Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  10. 12 July 2003- Feb 2004 – IAEA fellowship training, (IAEA regular programme of technical training project under man power development – Sri Lanka) St Likes’ Medical Centre, Manila, Philippines
  11. 16 July –15 Aug 2003 Radioisotope technique training course (Medical), 86th session, Philippine Nuclear Research institute, Quezon City, Philippines
  12. Nov 2003-Dec 2003   Training course on Radioimmunoassay, Philippine Nuclear Research institute, Quezon City, Philippines
  13. 8-12 Dec 2003 Training course in the use of Intra-Arterial Radio nuclides for the treatment of Inoperable Liver cancer in cooperation with the IAEA and the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  14. 2-6 Feb 2004   Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, in cooperation with the Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine, IAEA and the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  15. 6-10Dec 2004 IAEA Regional (RCA) training course on Interventional methods in Nuclear Medicine P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai, India
  16. 13-17 Nov 2006 IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Course on PET application for Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, and Haematologists Maebashi and Chiba, Japan
  17. 5-9 March 2008 SGH Nuclear Medicine Update, Singapore General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore
  18. 5-9  Nov 2012 Quality Management audits in Nuclear Medicine Practices (QUANUM) Bangkok, Thailand
  19. 10-14 Dec 2012 IAEA/RCA Regional Training course on Imaging in Ischemic Heart diseases and cardiac failure, Yangon, Myanmar
  20. 8 - 12 April 2013  C7-RAS-6.063-002- IAEA/RCA Regional Training Course on Multi-Modality Approaches in the Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Diseases, Gunma, Japan,
  21. Sep 2014 C7- RAS 6061 IAEA /RCA Regional Training course on Advance Hybrid Imaging , Austin Health, Melbourne Australia.
 

Academic oriented training courses

  1. 9 September 1998 to 16 December 1998- Endocrinology and Metabolism, Taught   programme for PhD and Biomedical Science students, Department of clinical biochemistry and metabolic disorders, University of Newcastle, UK
  2. 30 September 1998 to 15 March 1999-          Professional Skill and Information     Technology for Postgraduates, Medical school, University of Newcastle
  3. 12th Feb 2006 Satellite Symposium on Diabetes, 28th Annual Academic Sessions, Kandy Society of Medicine, Kandy
  4. 14th Feb 2006 Certificate course of Management – Ambulance studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  5. Jan 5th Feb 2008 Pre congress workshop on IUI and day to day management of Infertility,  51st All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
 

RESOURCE PERSON & INVITED LECTURES IN CONITINOUS MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • Resource person in the International consultative workshop for the development of curricula for BSc. Degree Programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, radiography and Bachelor of Pharmacy” organized by the faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 11-15-November 2005
  • Resource person and organizer “National workshop and the stakeholders meeting for Newborn Screening for congenital hypothyroidism ‘ in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine Unit and the International Atomic Energy Agency, 24th Jan 2006
  • Resource person in the “Pre Hospital Emergency Care Training Programme” conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya from 6th February to 3rd March 2006
  • Resource person in the Pre congress workshop on “Role of the Screening Programmes for Better Child Health” organised   by The Galle Medical Association, 18th Sept 2007, Faculty of Medicine, Galle
  • Resource person in the “ Consultative workshop for Decision Making in Establishing Newborn Screening Services in Sri Lanka” organized by the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, and Colombo 30th May 2008
  • Resource person in the workshop on “Development of Southern regional network on screening Newborns for Congenial Hypothyroidism” organised by the Faculty of Medicine Ruhuna, International Atomic Energy Agency and the Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka, 17th June 2008 (International Expert mission to strengthen the regional screening programme network for neonatal hypothyroidism, RAS 6042 project Phase 2)
  • Resource person in the work shop on “Development of Central Province Newborn screening net work for Congenial Hypothyroidism” organised by the Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya, International Atomic Energy Agency and the Clinical Society of TH Gampola, 19th June 2008 International Expert mission to strengthen the regional screening programme network for neonatal hypothyroidism, RAS 6042 project, Phase 2)
  • Resource person for the Preparation of laboratory guideline for Establishing Newborn Screening for congenital hypothyroidism organised by the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo Oct 2008
  • Resource person-37th Annual General Meeting organized by the Kandy Branch association of the National Council for Child and Youth Welfare, Sri Lanka, on 4th December 2008
  • Invited Lecturer-Thyroid Day 2011, “Nuclear medicine in Thyroid diseases” ,Crystal ball room , 27th June 2011,  Thaj Samudra Hotel. Colombo
  • Invited Lecturer- Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka Annual academic sessions 2011, “NuclearMedicine &Thyroid”  26-27th  Aug 2011 ,Hotel Galadari , Colombo
 

SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS ATTENDED

  1. 5th Oct 1998 MRI symposium, Postgraduate Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  2. 8-10 Oct 1998 26th British Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 24th March 1999 How safe Radiation is? RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
  4. 12th March 2000 Development of Nuclear Cardiology, RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
  5. 13-15 March 2000 19th Joint Meeting of the British Endocrine societies with the European Federation of Endocrine Societies, Birmingham UK
  6. 10-12 April 2000, 28th British Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Brighton, UK
  7. 21st Oct 2003 Critical Care Symposium: The cutting edge from Filipino American Experts for Filipino Practitioners, Madaluyong City, Philippines
  8. 6th Feb 2004 19th Annual Convention of the Philippine Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Pasig city, Philippines
  9. 18th March 2005 Workshop on Clinical Research organised by the Research and Ethical Review Committee. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  10. 11-15 Oct 2005 1st International Conference on Radio pharmaceutical therapy (ICRT2005) Limassole, Cyprus
  11. 11-15 Nov 2005 International Consultative Workshop for the Development of Curricula for BSc degree Programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Radiography and bachelor of Pharmacy, Fcauty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  12. 5 Jan 2006 Skills Development for Research on Road Traffic Injuries, Road traffic injuries research network in collaboration with the /university of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  13. 3-7 Sept 2007 2nd International Conference on Radio pharmaceutical therapy (ICRT 2007) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  14. 1-2nd June 2006 Introductory Workshop on Principles and Practice of Counselling, University of Peradeniya
  15. 31 Jan 5th Feb 2008 Pre congress workshop on IUI and day to day management of Infertility,  51st All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
  16. 5-9 March 2008 SGH Nuclear Medicine Update, Singapore General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore
 

OTHER CONTRIBUTION

  1. 11-15 Nov 2005 International Consultative Workshop for the Development of Curricula for BSc degree Programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Radiography and bachelor of Pharmacy – as a resource participant for the above workshop
  2. Coordinator–Pre-hospital Emergency care Training (HEDMaTC)- WHO funded project 2006/2008 Establish a Pre-hospital Emergency care Training (HEDMaTC) at the faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  3. Resource person in the “ Consultative workshop for Decision Making in Establishing Newborn Screening Services in Sri Lanka” organized by the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo 30th May 2008
  4. Resource person for the Preparation of laboratory guideline for Establishing Newborn Screening for congenital hypothyroidism organised by the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo Oct 2008
 

Regional Projects coordinator - IAEA projects

  1. RAS 6/043 IAEA Newborn Screening for congenital hypothyroidism- 2005 (Completed in 2010)
  2.  RAS 2013  Good Hospital Radio pharmacy practice  2007  (Completed  in 2011)
  3. RAS 6/061 IAEA/RCA Initial Project Coordination Meeting on Improving Cancer Management with Hybrid Nuclear Medicine Imaging (2012/14)
  4. RAS 6/063 “Strengthening the application of Nuclear medicine in the management of cardiovascular disease (2012/2014)- completed
  5. RAS 6/067“Strengthening Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic and Therapeutic applications in Oncology in the Asian Region”(2012/2014
 

National projects

  • SRL6032“Upgrading Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Imaging Facilities at University of Peradeniya” (2012/14)
  • SRL 6034 “Strengthening Nuclear Medicine Procedures for Radionuclide Therapy to Improve Clinical Outcome of Patients with Cancer and Chronic Joint Diseases: (2014/15)
 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA

  1. Senior student counsellor (2004, 2005 and 2006)
  2. Student Mentor (2005, 2006 and 2007)
  3. Member of Student affairs committee   2006, 2007 and 2008
  4. Member of Student welfare committee 2006, 2007 and 2008
  5. Member of scholarships committee 2006, 2007 and 2008
  6. Member of the selection committee (Faculty nominee- for technical officer grade 11 segment “B”, Faculty of Medicine 2006
  7. PFMTA ex-co member 2002- 2006 + vice president of the PFMTA in 2005
  8. Life member - Kandy Society of Medicine Sri Lanka
  9. Member of the Examination and Evaluation committee, Faculty of Medicine
  10. Country coordinator/ project manager, IAEA project for Neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism, (RAS 6043), Nuclear Medicine unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya since 2005
  11. Country coordinator/ project manager, IAEA project for Good Hospital Radiopharmacy practice, (RAS 2013), Nuclear Medicine unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  12. Course Director and the Finance officer – IAEA 6063-004 Regional training course on improving Nuclear Cardiology Services in Evaluation of the IHD and left ventricular failure 7-11July 2014 , Colombo, Sri Lanka
  13. Alumni, University of Newcastle
  14. Life member in Women in Nuclear field (WIN global)
  15. Member in World Federation of Nuclear Biology and therapy
  16. Member in International Radio pharmaceutical Therapy Council
  17. Member Asia Oceania Thyroid association
 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

    • Lay lecturer to St.John Ambulance Brigade since 1985
    • Represented at National School Sports Meet in Several occasions
    • Diploma in Alternative Medicine & Acupuncture 1987
    • Hindi Language course at the Indian High Commission, Kandy 2009
 
   
 
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