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

Rolfe, Robert, Charles Kwobah, Florida Muro, Anushka Ruwanpathirana, Furaha Lyamuya, Champica Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, et al. “Barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in three low- and middle-income country tertiary care settings: findings from a multi-site qualitative study.” Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 10, no. 1 (March 25, 2021): 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-021-00929-4.

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33766135
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Zhang, Helen L., Champica Bodinayake, Gaya B. Wijayaratne, Pasangi Jayatissa, DL Bhagya Piyasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Tianchen Sheng, Ajith Nagahawatte, Christopher Woods, and L Gayani Tillekeratne. “Point-prevalence survey of outpatient antibiotic prescription at a tertiary medical center in Sri Lanka: opportunities to improve prescribing practices for respiratory illnesses.” Bmc Infect Dis 21, no. 1 (January 21, 2021): 97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-05804-6.

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33478430
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Vanderburg, Sky, Gaya Wijayaratne, Nayomi Danthanarayana, Jude Jayamaha, Bhagya Piyasiri, Chathurangi Halloluwa, Tianchen Sheng, et al. “Outbreak of severe acute respiratory infection in Southern Province, Sri Lanka in 2018: a cross-sectional study.” Bmj Open 10, no. 11 (November 6, 2020): e040612. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040612.

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33158834
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Shoff, Christopher J., Mary L. Townsend, L Gayani Tillekeratne, Ryan D. Schulteis, Michael E. Yarrington, Nicholas A. Turner, Christopher W. Woods, and Christopher J. Hostler. “Improved empiric antibiotic prescribing for acute cystitis with use of local urinary antibiogram and clinical decision support system.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 41, no. 11 (November 2020): 1351–53. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.357.

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32811573
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Mutucumarana, Charmaine P., Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Thamali Anuradha, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, et al. “Geospatial analysis of dengue emergence in rural areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.” In Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 114:408–14, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trz123.

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31885050
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Tillekeratne, L Gayani, Sunil Suchindran, Emily R. Ko, Elizabeth A. Petzold, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, et al. “Previously Derived Host Gene Expression Classifiers Identify Bacterial and Viral Etiologies of Acute Febrile Respiratory Illness in a South Asian Population.” Open Forum Infect Dis 7, no. 6 (June 2020): ofaa194. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa194.

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32617371
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Li, You, Rachel M. Reeves, Xin Wang, Quique Bassat, W Abdullah Brooks, Cheryl Cohen, David P. Moore, et al. “Global patterns in monthly activity of influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, and metapneumovirus: a systematic analysis.” Lancet Glob Health 7, no. 8 (August 2019): e1031–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30264-5.

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31303294
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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, Sunil Suchindran, Emily R. Ko, Elizabeth A. Petzold, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, et al. “HOST GENES ARE DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN DENGUE COMPARED TO INFLUENZA INFECTIONS.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101:263–263. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

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