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

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.

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28719296
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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.

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28719323
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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-.

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28302056
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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-.

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27711206
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Dabrera, TME, Tillekeratne, LG, Fernando, MSN, Kasturiaratchi, STK, and Østbye, T. "Prevalence and Correlates of Leprosy in a High-Risk Community Setting in Sri Lanka." Asia-Pacific journal of public health 28, no. 7 (October 2016): 586-591.

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27605468
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Tillekeratne, LG, Vidanagama, D, Tippalagama, R, Lewkebandara, R, Joyce, M, Nicholson, BP, Nagahawatte, A, Bodinayake, CK, De Silva, AD, and Woods, CW. "Extended-spectrum ß-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae as a Common Cause of Urinary Tract Infections in Sri Lanka." Infection & chemotherapy 48, no. 3 (September 2016): 160-165.

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27704730
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Tillekeratne, LG, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Vidanagama, D, Devasiri, V, Arachchi, WK, Kurukulasooriya, R, De Silva, AD, Østbye, T, Reller, ME, and Woods, CW. "Use of Rapid Influenza Testing to Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Outpatients with Influenza-Like Illness in Southern Sri Lanka." The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 93, no. 5 (November 2015): 1031-1037.

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26283748
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Tillekeratne, L, Feng, S, Schimana, W, Johnson, O, Kinabo, G, Mmbaga, B, Msuya, L, Shao, J, Swai, M, Crump, J, and Cunningham, C. "Identifying HIV-infected children who may benefit from early initiation of antiretrovirals." Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 04, no. 04 (July 28, 2015): 387-392.

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Tillekeratne, LG, Bodinayake, CK, Nagahawatte, A, Vidanagama, D, Devasiri, V, Arachchi, WK, Kurukulasooriya, R, De Silva, AD, Østybe, T, Reller, ME, and Woods, CW. "An under-recognized influenza epidemic identified by rapid influenza testing, southern Sri Lanka, 2013." The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 92, no. 5 (May 2015): 1023-1029.

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25732679
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Tillekeratne, LG, Linkin, DR, Obino, M, Omar, A, Wanjiku, M, Holtzman, D, and Cohn, J. "A multifaceted intervention to reduce rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a resource-limited setting." American journal of infection control 42, no. 1 (January 2014): 12-16.

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24388468
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