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
  • Doctor of Philosophy
 

 

Positions held:            

Senior Lecturer (Grade 1) & Nuclear Medicine Physician

Research interest

Special research interest in Paediatrics renal diseases, endocrine diseases and Radionuclide Therapy

 
Other Proffessional Experience
  1. 14th -28th June 2007  IAEA Scientific visit - National Testing Centre, Auckland Hospital, New Zealand

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

  3. 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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TRAINING IN RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE

  1. Radiology:  May 1993-July 1997
  2. Honorary research associate and the Clinical Observer August 1998 to August 2000 University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK. Special training in CT and MRI.
  3. 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).
  4. 1999-   Basic Medical Physics Newcastle Radiology training scheme, Department of Radiology, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  5. 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
  6. 2000-  Radioisotope Renal function Measurements and their clinical applications, Regional Medical Physics Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  7. 2000 -The safe administration of unsealed radioactive substances to patients, Radio-Pharmacy and dispensing, Regional Medical Physics Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
  8. 2000-Scintimamography Regional Medical Physics Unit, Dryburn Hospital, Dharum
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 2001-IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Workshop on management of thyroid cancer St.Luke’s Medical Centre, Manila, Philippines
  12. 2002-IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Workshop on Radionuclide treatment of Liver cancer Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  13. 2003- 2004 – IAEA fellowship training, (IAEA regular programme of technical training project under man power development – Sri Lanka) St Likes’ Medical Centre, Manila, Philippines
  14. 2003 Radioisotope technique training course (Medical), 86th session, Philippine Nuclear Research institute, Quezon City, Philippines
  15. 2003   Training course on Radioimmunoassay, Philippine Nuclear Research institute, Quezon City, Philippines
  16. 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
  17. 2004   Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, in cooperation with the Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine, IAEA and the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  18. 2004 IAEA Regional (RCA) training course on Interventional methods in Nuclear Medicine P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai, India
  19. 2006 IAEA-Regional (RCA) Training Course on PET application for Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, and Haematologists Maebashi and Chiba, Japan
  20. 2008 SGH Nuclear Medicine Update, Singapore General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore
  21. 2012 Quality Management audits in Nuclear Medicine Practices (QUANUM) , Bangkok, Thailand
  22. 2012 IAEA/RCA Regional Training course on Imaging in Ischemic Heart diseases and cardiac failure, Yangon, Myanmar

Academic training courses:

  1. 1998- Endocrinology and Metabolism, Taught   programme for PhD and Biomedical Science students, Department of clinical biochemistry and metabolic disorders, University of Newcastle, UK
  2. 1999-          Professional Skill and Information     Technology for Postgraduates, Medical school, University of Newcastle
  3. 2006 Certificate course of Management – Ambulance studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  4. 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

  1. 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, 2005
  2. 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, 2006
  3. Resource person in the “Pre Hospital Emergency Care Training Programme” conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 2006
  4. Resource person in the Pre congress workshop on “Role of the Screening Programmes for Better Child Health” organised   by The Galle Medical Association, 2007, Faculty of Medicine, Galle
  5. 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 2008
  6. 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, 2008 (International Expert mission to strengthen the regional screening programme network for neonatal hypothyroidism, RAS 6042 project Phase 2)
  7. 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
  8. Resource person for the 37th Annual General Meeting organized by the Kandy Branch association of the National Council for Child and Youth Welfare, Sri Lanka, 2008
  9. Resource person to the Ethical committee, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
 

Invited Lecturer

  1. Thyroid Day 2011, 27th June 2011, Crystal ball room , Taj Samudra Hotel. Colombo“Nuclear medicine in Thyroid diseases”
  2. Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka Annual academic sessions 2011, 26-27th Hotel Galadari , Colombo “ Nuclear Medicine & Thyroid”
 

SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS ATTENDED

  1. 1998 MRI symposium, Postgraduate Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  2. 1998 26th British Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 1999 How safe Radiation is? RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
  4. 2000 Development of Nuclear Cardiology, RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
  5. 2000 19th Joint Meeting of the British Endocrine societies with the European Federation of Endocrine Societies, Birmingham UK
  6. 2000, 28th British Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Brighton, UK
  7. 2003 Critical Care Symposium: The cutting edge from Filipino American Experts for Filipino Practitioners, Madaluyong City, Philippines
  8. 2004 19th Annual Convention of the Philippine Nuclear Medicine Society meeting, Pasig city, Philippines
  9. 2005 Workshop on Clinical Research organised by the Research and Ethical Review Committee. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  10. 2005 1st International Conference on Radio pharmaceutical therapy (ICRT2005) Limassole, Cyprus
  11. 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. 2006 Skills Development for Research on Road Traffic Injuries, Road traffic injuries research network in collaboration with the /university of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  13. 2007 2nd International Conference on Radio pharmaceutical therapy (ICRT 2007) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  14. 2006 Introductory Workshop on Principles and Practice of Counselling, University of Peradeniya
  15. 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. 2008 SGH Nuclear Medicine Update, Singapore General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore
 

OTHER CONTRIBUTION

  1. CoordinatorPre-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
  2. 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
  3. 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
 
National Project coordinator IAEA projects
  1. RAS 6043 Newborn Screening for congenital hypothyroidism (Completed 2010)
  2. RAS 2013  Good Hospital Radio pharmacy practice (Completed  2011)
  3. RAS 6061 IAEA/RCA Improving Cancer Management with Hybrid Nuclear Medicine Imaging (Ongoing)
  4. RAS 6063 IAEA/RCA Strengthening the application of Nuclear medicine in the management of cardiovascular disease (ongoing)
  5. RAS6067 IAEA/RCA Strengthening Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic and Therapeutic applications in Oncology in the Asian Region (ongoing)
 

National project 2012/14

SRL6032 “Upgrading Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Imaging Facilities at University of Peradeniya”

 

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. Alumni, University of Newcastle, UK
  13. Life member in Women in Nuclear field (WIN global)
  14. Member in World Federation of Nuclear Biology and therapy
  15. Member in International Council for Radionuclide Therapy (ICRT)l
 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

    Diploma in Alternative Medicine & Acupuncture 1987

 
   
 
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