Nilantha is an emergency medicine physician practicing with MEP Health outside of Washington DC, United States. He completed his emergency medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 and later went on to complete an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014.
With EM a brand new specialty in Sri Lanka, Nilantha has played an integral role in developing emergency medicine in Sri Lanka from its very beginning by leading an international effort under the Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine to complement the existing training of EM registrars in Sri Lanka. His efforts include developing a virtual grand rounds curriculum, a virtual journal club, and creating a unique mentoring program to match up Sri Lanka EM registrars with EM consultant mentors from all over the world.
Nilantha’s academic interests include EM education, EM health systems development, injury prevention, disaster relief, and social media.
His hobbies include skiing, snowboarding, scuba-diving, and photography.