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, LG, Bodinayake, CK, Simmons, R, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kodikara Arachchi, W, Nicholson, BP, Park, LP, Vanderburg, S, Kurukulasooriya, R, De Silva, AD, Østybe, T, Reller, ME, and Woods, CW. "Respiratory Viral Infection: An Underappreciated Cause of Acute Febrile Illness Admissions in Southern Sri Lanka." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100, no. 3 (March 2019): 672-680.

PMID
30594268
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Sheng, T, Wijayaratne, GB, Dabrera, TM, Drew, RJ, Nagahawatte, A, Bodinayake, CK, Kurukulasooriya, R, Østbye, T, Nagaro, KJ, De Silva, C, Ranawakaarachchi, H, Sudarshana, AT, Anderson, DJ, Woods, CW, and Tillekeratne, LG. "Point-prevalence study of antimicrobial use in public hospitals in southern Sri Lanka identifies opportunities for improving prescribing practices." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 40, no. 2 (February 2019): 224-227.

PMID
30522538
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Tillekeratne, LG, Bodinayake, C, Nagahawatte, A, Kurukulasooriya, R, Orlando, LA, Simmons, RA, Park, LP, Woods, CW, and Reed, SD. "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): e001291-null.

PMID
30997171
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Vanderburg, S, Sheng, T, Wijayaratne, G, Dabrera, T, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Kurukulasooriya, R, Drew, R, Woods, CW, and Tillekeratne, LG. "FREQUENT EMPIRIC BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL USE AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA.": WILEY, November 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Vanderburg, S, Sheng, T, Wijayaratne, G, Dabrera, T, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Kurukulasooriya, R, Drew, R, Woods, CW, and Tillekeratne, LG. "FREQUENT EMPIRIC BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL USE AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA.": WILEY, November 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Bodinayake, CK, Tillekeratne, LG, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kodikara Arachchi, W, Strouse, JJ, Sessions, OM, Kurukulasooriya, R, Uehara, A, Howe, S, Ong, XM, Tan, S, Chow, A, Tummalapalli, P, De Silva, AD, Østbye, T, Woods, CW, Gubler, DJ, and Reller, ME. "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 Neglected Tropical Diseases 12, no. 2 (February 9, 2018): e0006258-null.

PMID
29425194
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Tillekeratne, L, Bodinayake, C, Simmons, R, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Vanderburg, S, Kurukulasooriya, R, Nicholson, B, Park, L, Ostbye, T, Reller, M, and Woods, C. "ACUTE RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS: AN IMPORTANT CAUSE OF ADMISSIONS FOR ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA." 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM). New Orleans, LA. October 28, 2018 - November 1, 2018.: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wijayaratne, W, Fonseka, C, Nagahawatte, A, Bodinayake, C, Weerasinghe, N, Kurukulasooriya, M, Anuradha, K, Dahanayake, N, Devasiri, V, Ubeysekara, H, De Silva, A, Nicholson, B, Ostbye, T, Woods, C, and Tillekeratne, L. "CLINICAL AND LABORATORY FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRESSION TO SEVERE DENGUE AMONG POTENTIALLY HIGH-RISK DENGUE PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA." 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM). New Orleans, LA. October 28, 2018 - November 1, 2018.: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Weerasinghe, N, Kurukulasooriya, M, Tillekeratne, L, Wijayaratne, W, Bodinayake, C, Devasiri, I, Dahanayake, N, Fonseka, C, Ubesekara, H, Anuradha, K, de Silva, A, Nicholson, B, Ostbye, T, Woods, C, and Nagahawatte, A. "ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DENGUE ON PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA - AN ANALYSIS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS." 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM). New Orleans, LA. October 28, 2018 - November 1, 2018.: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Tillekeratne, L, Suchindran, S, Ko, E, Petzold, E, Bodinayake, C, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kurukulasooriya, R, Reller, M, Nicholson, B, McClain, M, Burke, T, Tsalik, E, Henao, R, Ginsburg, G, and Woods, C. "A GENE EXPRESSION SIGNATURE ACCURATELY IDENTIFIES VIRAL ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN A SRI LANKAN POPULATION." 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM). New Orleans, LA. October 28, 2018 - November 1, 2018.: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

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