Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD, FNASSL

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Chair Professor Anatomy; Director, Human Genetics Unit
Chairperson, Specialty Board in Biomedical Informatics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Dissanayake is the Director of the Human Genetics Unit (HGU), at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Founder of the Asiri Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine at the Asiri Groups of Hospitals in Colombo. He spearheads various initiatives in Genetics, Genomics and Biomedical Informatics in Sri Lanka. He has authored over 80 research papers, including Implementation of Genomic Medicine in Sri Lanka: Initial Experience and Challenges. Prof. Dissanayake is the current President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, which includes representation from over 50 countries.