Dr Ranthilaka R. Ranawaka

Dr Ranthilaka R. Ranawaka MBBS MD (Dermatology) is currently holding the post of consultant dermatologist attached to Ministry of Health Sri Lanka. She qualified in MBBS in 1996 and MD Dermatology in 2004 from University of Colombo Sri Lanka. She had one year training in clinical trials conducted on psoriasis and acne at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK in 2006. She has published 26 scientific papers in national and international journals including six clinical trials. She presented more than 60 abstracts in national and international conferences. She is an author in “100 cases of Leprosy”, “Guidelines in the Management of Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka” and “The Global Atlas of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology”. Dr Ranthilaka is a reviewer in number of indexed journals; International Journal of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Mycopathologia, Indian Journal of Pharmacology, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Indian Journal of Dermatology and Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology. She has been a guest speaker in several local and South Asian dermatology conferences.She was awarded number of travel awards (AAD 2006, EADV 2006, WCD 2007, ICD 2009) and research awards including European Nail Research Grant in 2008, SLMA-FairMed research grant in 2012 and 2014. She was awarded President’s Award for Scientific Publications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016, and was among top ten researchers in 2009.Her main areas of research interest are Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Tuberculosis, NDM onychomycosis, Leprosy and Tropical Dermatology.