Sachith Mettananda

Senior Lecturer and Head


<div>am currently employed at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya as a Lecturer in Paediatrics. I share responsibility (along with seven other staff members) of teaching (lectures, tutorials, problem based learning, etc), clinical training (8-week Professorial Paediatrics Appointment) and assessment of medical students in Paediatrics (MBBS degree programme is a 5-year programme with approximately 175 students in each intake). I have also been appointed as the Career guidance advisor of the medical faculty by the vice chancellor. I am involved in providing advice and organizing lecture series and workshops on career guidance to the medical students.&nbsp;</div> <div>I also serve as Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the University Paediatrics Unit and the Paediatrician-in-charge of the Paediatric thalassaemia unit of Colombo North Teaching Hospital (CNTH), Ragama, Sri Lanka. &nbsp;CNTH is a tertiary care referral center and is a national referral center for diagnosis and management of thalassaemia which is a major public health problem in Sri Lanka. As a clinician I lead the multidisciplinary team (which includes senior registrars, registrars (residents), junior doctors, nurses and laboratory scientists) caring for patients with thalassaemia. Currently I also lead clinical research on thalassaemia and iron deficiency anaemia which are the two most common paediatric haematological conditions in the country.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <ul> <li>&nbsp;Sachith Mettananda has been working at University of Kelaniya since 2006. He is involved in providing medical care to paediatric patients, teaching of medical undergraduates and postgraduates and research in paediaterics. &nbsp;</li> <li>He holds a MBBS and MD(Paediatrics) degrees from University of Colombo and DPhil from University of Oxford for Clinical Laborotory Sciences.</li> <li>He lives in Colombo. In his free time he read news papers and books and he enjoys spending time with family and friends.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>