Gayani Tillekeratne, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Campus mail 310 Trent Drive #213, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-7516
Email address gayani.tillekeratne@duke.edu

Global health
Antimicrobial resistance/ stewardship
Acute respiratory tract infections 
Emerging infections/ dengue

Education and Training

  • Global Health Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2015
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2010 - 2012
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 - 2010
  • M.Sc., Duke University, 2014
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 2007

Publications

Tillekeratne, L Gayani, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ryan Simmons, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Bradly P. Nicholson, et al. “Respiratory Viral Infection: An Underappreciated Cause of Acute Febrile Illness Admissions in Southern Sri Lanka..” Am J Trop Med Hyg 100, no. 3 (March 2019): 672–80. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0699.

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30594268
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Sheng, Tianchen, Gaya B. Wijayaratne, Thushani M. Dabrera, Richard J. Drew, Ajith Nagahawatte, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, et al. “Point-prevalence study of antimicrobial use in public hospitals in southern Sri Lanka identifies opportunities for improving prescribing practices..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40, no. 2 (February 2019): 224–27. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.321.

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30522538
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Tillekeratne, L Gayani, Champica Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Lori A. Orlando, Ryan A. Simmons, Lawrence P. Park, Christopher W. Woods, and Shelby D. Reed. “Use of clinical algorithms and rapid influenza testing to manage influenza-like illness: a cost-effectiveness analysis in Sri Lanka..” Bmj Global Health 4, no. 2 (January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001291.

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30997171
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Vanderburg, Sky, Tianchen Sheng, Gaya Wijayaratne, Thushani Dabrera, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Richard Drew, Christopher W. Woods, and L Gayani Tillekeratne. “FREQUENT EMPIRIC BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL USE AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA.” In Respirology, 23:186–87. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Bodinayake, Champica K., L Gayani Tillekeratne, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, John J. Strouse, October M. Sessions, et al. “Evaluation of the WHO 2009 classification for diagnosis of acute dengue in a large cohort of adults and children in Sri Lanka during a dengue-1 epidemic..” Plos Negl Trop Dis 12, no. 2 (February 2018). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006258.

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29425194
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Weerasinghe, Nayani, M. Kurukulasooriya, L. Tillekeratne, W. Wijayaratne, Champica Bodinayake, I. Devasiri, Niroshan Dahanayake, et al. “ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DENGUE ON PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA - AN ANALYSIS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99:438–39. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Tillekeratne, L., Sunil Suchindran, Emily Ko, Elizabeth Petzold, Champica Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, et al. “A GENE EXPRESSION SIGNATURE ACCURATELY IDENTIFIES VIRAL ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN A SRI LANKAN POPULATION.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99:641–42. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Tillekeratne, L., Champica Bodinayake, Ryan Simmons, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Sky Vanderburg, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, et al. “ACUTE RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS: AN IMPORTANT CAUSE OF ADMISSIONS FOR ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99:411–411. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wijayaratne, W., C. Fonseka, Ajith Nagahawatte, Champica Bodinayake, Nayani Weerasinghe, M. Kurukulasooriya, K. Anuradha, et al. “CLINICAL AND LABORATORY FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRESSION TO SEVERE DENGUE AMONG POTENTIALLY HIGH-RISK DENGUE PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99:200–200. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Shapiro, David, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Jeremy Hsiang, Bradley Nicholson, et al. “Burden and Seasonality of Viral Acute Respiratory Tract Infections among Outpatients in Southern Sri Lanka..” Am J Trop Med Hyg 97, no. 1 (July 2017): 88–96. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0032.

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28719323
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