Amila graduated from the Queens University of Belfast in 1995 with a Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BCh) and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (BAO).
He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore and is a member of the College of EM in the UK and Singapore.
Amila is currently a Senior Consultant in the emergency department of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services in Singapore, where he is able to combine his great passion of teaching with clinical care to the western population of Singapore.
Amongst his many education-related portfolios, he is the Associate Dean for JurongHealth, The Medical Learning & Development Chairman (with the role of overseeing all institutional education for all non-residency doctors) and is also the principal Chief Instructor for ACLS. He is also the emergency departments Head of Medical officer (MO) and Resident physician (RP) education and the Undergraduate Director and is thus involved extensively in the education of Year 4 medical students, which is his greatest interest.
In addition to education, his other main passion is team-based training and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) in particular and received training from Harvard’s Centre for medical simulation (CMS).
He has been involved in numerous CRM training endeavors over the last 8 years at all levels – Departmental, Institutional, National as well as Regional, having been invited to give keynote addresses and conduct workshops in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
Amila will lead a CRM workshop for local clinicians at DevelopingEM.