Hiran Amarasekera

University of Kelaniya

Hiran Amarasekera is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon currently practicing in Sri Lanka. He is a medical educator and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Kelaniya and Kothalawela Defence University, Sri Lanka. He is also an examiner of medical students both in Sri Lanka and the UK, and a course provider for trauma courses run by the College of Surgeons. After obtaining his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, he completed an MS in surgical sciences from the University of Colombo. He was awarded an MPhil from the University of Warwick in 2015. Over a period of 20 years, his surgical training took him to many countries including India, Sri Lanka, Australia, United States, and the UK, and his many fellowships have included a travelling fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA), and a clinical fellowship to Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, Australia. In 2003, the same year that he became a trauma and orthopaedic consultant, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed). He was awarded a fellowship from the Sri Lanka College of Surgeons in 2013 for his contribution to surgical education in the country. He is a member of the Swiss group AO (Association of Orthopaedics) and a faculty member of the teaching group AO Trauma. His special interests are in young adult hip and knee problems, sports injuries, lower limb arthroplasty, keyhole joint surgery, and revision arthroplasty. His present research is focused on non-surgical and minimally invasive alternative treatment for osteoarthritis, modern management of sports injuries and minimally invasive joint replacements. Dr Amarasekera is the editor of the Journal of Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association, currently serves as a council member of the Association, and is its president-elect for 2024. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) and Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) and a member of the editorial board of the Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery (SLJS). He has over 50 international publications, presentations and several book chapters to his credit, and has reviewed over 100 papers for BJJ and SLJS. He has authored three book chapters and edited several open-access books with IntechOpen.

Hiran Amarasekera

3books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Hiran Amarasekera

Bone tumour management is a rapidly evolving field, thanks to ongoing successful research. This book is a comprehensive review of selected topics that have seen rapid change over the last decade. Arranged in an easy-read format, it contains three sections: the first discusses general topics pertaining to bone tumours; the second is devoted to breast carcinoma; and a larger final section concerns sarcomas and their management. This book explains complex topics in an easy-to-understand format, elegantly presented by a group of eminent researchers. It is a must-have book for researchers, scientists and clinicians, including medical students, oncologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and anyone who manages bone tumours. The book may serve as a CME (continuing medical education) tool for those wishing to update their knowledge on bone tumours.

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