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Anoshie Ruwini Ratnayake, MD, MPHstethoscope

Research EXPERIENCE:

West Coast Clinical Trials Global, LLC.  Costa Mesa, CA

May 1,2012 – present

Serve as Principal Investigator for Phase I-IV clinical trials studies in inpatient and outpatient settings. Development and implementation of clinical trial studies.

 

Lotus Clinical Research, Pasadena, CA                                      December 2011 – May 2012

Served as Medical Director and Principal Investigator for Phase I-IV clinical trials studies in outpatient and inpatient settings.  Development and implementation of clinical trial studies.

 

Dept. Allergy/Immunology, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA        July 2005 to September 2009

Conducted research on pediatric asthma detection and treatment using a public health based model.  Developed and implemented novel model of asthma detection and treatment in developing nations; pilot project in Sri Lanka. Compared different methods of determining asthma control.

 

West Coast Clinical Trials, Long Beach, CA and Cypress, CA                     July 2005 to June 2007

Served as Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator for Phase I – IV clinical trials studies, including clinical trials for asthma and allergy medications

 

Long Beach VA Medical Center/ UC Irvine,   Long Beach, CA            September 2004 to July 2005

Conducted research on angiogenesis and immunologic markers in response to ultrasound in coronary artery endothelial cells and in patients with peripheral vascular disease.

 

University of Texas Southwestern,   Dallas, TX                                        August 2003 to June 2004

Conducted research on the use of inhaled steroids in children with asthma.

 

Colombo South General Hospital, Colombo Sri Lanka                                       July to August 2003

Conducted research on pediatrics family attachment program and its effect on community health. Conducted research on the use of acupuncture for treatment of asthma.

 

Dept. of Pediatrics, Fountain Valley Hospital, Huntington Beach, CA         February to June 2001

Conducted research on asthma and reactive airways in children in a community setting.

 

Dept. of Cardiology, L.A. County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA                August 1997 to May 2001

Conducted research on echocardiography and the coronary sinus.  Co-authored paper published in

the American Journal of Cardiology, December 1999, April 2004, November 2009.

 

Dept. of Endocrinology, LAC+USC Medical Center,  Los Angeles, CA         June to August 1998

Conducted research on the role of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors on brain

development.  Designed protocol for implementation of clinical research study on the effect of

cortisol on newborn development.

 

Sahanaya Mental Health Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka                                       June to August 1993

Conducted research on mental health care system in Sri Lanka.  Authored paper.