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

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, 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 (December 26, 2018).

PMID
30594268
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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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Shapiro, D, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kurukulasooriya, R, Hsiang, J, Nicholson, B, De Silva, AD, Østbye, T, Reller, ME, Woods, CW, and Tillekeratne, LG. "Burden and Seasonality of Viral Acute Respiratory Tract Infections among Outpatients in Southern Sri Lanka." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 97, no. 1 (July 2017): 88-96.

PMID
28719323
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Uehara, A, Tissera, HA, Bodinayake, CK, Amarasinghe, A, Nagahawatte, A, Tillekeratne, LG, Cui, J, Reller, ME, Palihawadana, P, Gunasena, S, Desilva, AD, Wilder-Smith, A, Gubler, DJ, Woods, CW, and Sessions, OM. "Analysis of Dengue Serotype 4 in Sri Lanka during the 2012-2013 Dengue Epidemic." The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 97, no. 1 (July 2017): 130-136.

PMID
28719296
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Tillekeratne, LG, Bodinayake, CK, Dabrera, T, Nagahawatte, A, Arachchi, WK, Sooriyaarachchi, A, Stewart, K, Watt, M, Østbye, T, and Woods, CW. "Antibiotic overuse for acute respiratory tract infections in Sri Lanka: a qualitative study of outpatients and their physicians." Bmc Family Practice 18, no. 1 (March 16, 2017): 37-null.

PMID
28302056
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Mutucumarana, CP, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kurukulasooriya, R, Anuradha, T, De Silva, AD, Ostbye, T, Woods, CW, Reller, ME, Tillekeratne, LG, and Lantos, PM. "GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF DENGUE EMERGENCE IN RURAL AREAS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF SRI LANKA: 2012-2013." 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Bodinayake, CK, Tillekeratne, LG, Nagahawatte, A, Mutucumarana, C, Devasiri, V, Kurukulasooriya, R, Ostbye, T, Reller, ME, and Woods, CW. "THE 2009 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DENGUE CLASSIFICATION OVER-ESTIMATES DENGUE DISEASE SEVERITY IN SRI LANKA." 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Kurukulasooriya, R, Tillekeratne, LG, Wijayaratne, WMDGB, Bodinayake, CK, Rajapakshe, MD, Umesha, BG, Abewickrama, TD, Anuradha, KVT, De Silva, AD, Nicholson, BP, Ostbye, T, Woods, CW, and Nagahawatte, A. "HIGH PREVALENCE OF SUSPECTED NOSOCOMIAL COLONIZATION WITH METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA." 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Bodinayake, CK, Tillekeratne, LG, Nagahawatte, A, Devasiri, V, Kodikara Arachichi, 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. "Emergence of Epidemic Dengue-1 Virus in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka." Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases 10, no. 10 (October 6, 2016): e0004995-null.

PMID
27711206
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