Author: Dinesh Sirisena

Dinesh Sirisena

After graduating from Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2004, Dr Sirisena completed his GP training in 2010 in London.  During the training program, he completed diplomas from the Faculty of Family Planning, the Royal College of Paediatricians and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  He then followed his passion for Sports and Exercise Medicine by completing a training program with the London Deanery and became a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014.  He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine for both the UK and Ireland.

During the rotation, he worked in a range of sports including professional football (AFC Wimbledon Team Doctor, 2010-2015), premiership rugby (Northampton Saints Team Doctor, 2013-2014), the Irish and English Football Associations (Under 19 Men’s, Under-15 and 19 Women’s and the Partially-Sighted Futsal Team Doctor, 2013-2015), British Gymnastics (British Indoor Championships, 2012), Mixed Martial Arts (Event Doctor, 2012-2013), Wimbledon Tennis (Event Doctor, 2013 and 2014), British Athletics (Indoor and Outdoor Event Doctor, 2012-2013) and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games (Sports Medicine and Field of Play Doctor, 2012).

Here in Singapore, Dr Sirisena has a close working relationship with the Football Association of Singapore, the Singapore Rugby Union and the European Golf Tour as their regional expert in Golfing injuries.

Dr Sirisena has completed an MSc in Sports Medicine with University College London, UK, with his research dissertation considering “Antero-medial Rotational Laxity of the Knee Following Deep MCL Injury”.  He is also an Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographer, having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Bournemouth University, UK, and can perform a variety of procedures including hip joint and tendon stripping injections.  Here in Singapore, he is pioneering ultrasound-guided hydrodilatations for frozen shoulders, minimising surgical need and optimising patient outcomes.

He also has a strong interest in Clinical Education, having been an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and examiner at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical School, he is now a Faculty Member and Clinical teacher for NUS and LKC medical schools respectively.  In addition, he regularly leads teaching sessions for primary care and has taken on the challenging role of Educational Development Officer with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).

Another area of interest is research.  Dr Sirisena has been involved in a number of poster presentations and publications, a list of which are available on request.

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