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Dr. Shyamal Premaratne

Assistant Professor

B.S. University of Liverpool, UK
M.S. University of Liverpool, UK
M.D. North Colombo Medical School, Sri Lanka
Ph.D. The University of Hawaii

OFFICE Ellison Hall, Room 220D
(804) 257-5611

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Premaratne is a native of Sri lanka. He has a BS with honors in Biochemistry and an an MS in Tropical Medicine from the University of Liverpool, England. He obtained his MD degree from the North Colombo Medical School in Sri Lanka and his PhD in Genetic Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He has published 33 papers in peer reviewed journals and won numerous awards for his presentations both in the US and in Europe. He has over 10 years of experience teaching Anatomy, Biology and Physiology.

Selected Publications

Zhang WW, Hasaniya NW, Premaratne S, McNamara JJ. Atrial natriuretic peptide protects against ischemia-reperfusion injury in rabbit hearts in vivo.

Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2008 Jun-Jul;42(3):263-7. Epub 2008 Mar 4.

Senanayake H, de Silva D, Premaratne S, Kulatunge M. Psychological reactions and coping strategies of Sri Lankan women carrying fetuses with lethal congenital malformations. Ceylon Med J. 2006 Mar;51(1):14-7.

Premaratne S, Behling AF, McNamara JJ. Effects of gastrojejunostomy on pancreatic and gastric carcinoma, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer and other disease states of the gastro-intestinal tract.Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 1999 Mar;45(1):15-20.

Dissanayake VH, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Vathanan V, Premaratne S, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. The urine protein heat coagulation test--a useful screening test for proteinuria in pregnancy in developing countries: a method validation study. BJOG. 2004 May;111(5):491-4.

Gower WR Jr, Premaratne S, McCuen RW, Arimura A, McAfee Q, Schubert ML. Gastric atrial natriuretic peptide regulates endocrine secretion in antrum and fundus of human and rat stomach. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2003 Apr;284(4):G638-45.