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Professor Sanjaya B Adikari 

Professor of Anatomy

Chair Professor

Department of Anatomy

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


The current president is Professor Sanjaya Bandara Adikari. Prof. S B Adikari Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya in 1998. He joined the Department of Anatomy as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer in 1998 and became a lecturer in year 2000. At present he is the Chair Professor of Anatomy at Peradeniya. He completed his PhD in 2005 at Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Prof. Adikari has been a member of the panel of examiners for the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo for more than six years.  He has served the PGIM as a Board member in the Board of Basic medical sciences and the Specialty Board in Anatomy. Further He has held the positions of Head - Department of Anatomy from 2011 to 2014 and is serving the department as a Professor since 2013. He has also served as the Vice President and the President of the Peradeniya Faculty Medicine Teachers Association.  He is a founding member of the Anatomical society of Sri Lanka.  

He has supervised four completed MPhil research projects and has authored numerous publications in indexed and high impact SCI journals for some of which he received the National Research Council (NRC) merit awards for scientific publications. He is also a reviewer of several journals including the Journal of Clinical Anatomy and authored a dissecting manual for physiotherapy undergraduates and an illustrated handbook on human anatomy for advanced level students.

He has served as a senior student counselor and the senior treasurer of the medical faculty student union and the Buddhist association on several occasions.   He received the Endeavour Executive Award in 2010 to study the medical curriculum at Griffith University, Australia. He received the best undergraduate Anatomy teacher award in 2018.



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