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Vidyajyothi Prof. H.j. De Silva

Cadre Chair and Senior Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

Vidyajyothi Prof. H.J. de Silva is working as an Cadre Chair and Senior Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Srilanka. National and International Honours, Awards and Prizes Titular National Honour ‘Vidyajyothi’, conferred by H.E. The President of Sri Lanka “for outstanding scientific and technological achievements involving original research”, 2005. Committee of Vice-Chancellors’ and Directors’ Excellence Award for the Most Outstanding Researcher in Medical and Allied Sciences (inaugural award for lifetime achievement in research), Colombo, 2006. Hon. Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians – 2004 Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand – 2005 Hon. Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka – 2007 Hon. Fellow of the Sri Lankan Society of Gastroenterology – 2012 Presidential Awards for Scientific Publication: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007-2009, 2010-2012, 2013, 2014. National Research Council, Colombo. Kandy Society of Medicine Prize for Health Research 2007. October 2007. University of Bologna (900th anniversary): prize for the Best Research Paper, Bologna, Italy, 1989. Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver: Distinguished Poster Award, Bangkok, 2011. United European Gastroenterology Week: Oral Free Paper Prize, October 2013, Berlin, Germany. Prizes for research papers, Sri Lanka Medical Association: M. Wijerama Prize: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2015 E. Seneviratna Prize: 1993, 1996, 2005 Daphne Attygalle Prize: 1992, 2011 Sir Nicholas Attygalle Prize: 2002, 2014 K. T. Fernando Prize: 1996, 2005, 2009 Sir Frank Gunasekera Prize: 2013 Wilson Peiris Prize: 2002 Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize: 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 Special Prize in Cardiology: 2000 Ten Outstanding Young Professionals Award for Academic Leadership, Colombo, 1997.

Research Interest

NAFLD, Cirrhosis and portal hypertension, IBD and Snakebite.

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