About Dr Dinesh Sirisena
1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine
General Practitioner (Sports Medicine)
- Hip, spine and shoulder injuries Treatments
- Focused shockwave therapies
Dr Dinesh Sirisena attended Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2004, then went on to finish his GP training in London, obtaining diplomas from the Faculty of Family Planning, the Royal College of Paediatricians and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2010. Sports and Exercise Medicine had always been a passion of his; he followed through with it to become a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014. Presently, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK and Ireland.
He has been involved internationally in the following sports:
- Professional football as the AFC Wimbledon Team Doctor throughout years 2010-2015,
- Premiership rugby as the Northampton Saints Team Doctor from 2013-2014
- The Irish and English Football Associations as Under 19 Men’s, Under-15 and 19 Women’s and the Partially-Sighted Futsal Team Doctor from 2013-2015
- British Gymnastics in the British Indoor Championships in2012
- Mixed Martial Arts as the Event Doctor from 2012-2013
- Wimbledon Tennis as the Event Doctor from 2013 and 2014
- British Athletics as the Indoor and Outdoor Event Doctor from 2012-2013
- London Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Sports Medicine and Field of Play Doctor in 2012
He has a tight-knit working relationship with Football Association of Singapore, the Singapore Hockey, and European Golf. He also served as the team doctor for Singapore Rugby Tour from 2015 to 2017, then as Tournament Medical Director for the 2017 HSBC Sevens Tournament.
Dr Sirisena's research dissertation at the University College London in the UK, was "Antero-medial Rotational Laxity of the Knee Following Deep MCL Injury”. Other related interests include Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, and procedures such as hip joint injections, tendon stripping, shoulder hydro-dilatations, and lumbar and cervical facet joint injections. He has a vested interest in Clinical Education after being an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and examiner at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical School, on top of holding a Clinical Faculty Member and Clinical Teaching position for NUS and LKC medical school respectively. He also works as an Educational Development Officer with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and is the Vice President (Medical) for the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS).
4. Awards and Achievements
- Chew EJC, Ho YN, Kee GJ, Sirisena D. Scoping review and international multi-centre cohort study investigating teaching, knowledge and beliefs regarding physical activity as a health intervention among medical students: a comparison between Singapore and the UK. Singapore medical journal. 2019;60(12):642-651. doi:10.11622/smedj.2019051
- Choi NYY, Sim HSSC, Tan AKT, Sirisena D. Partial Patella Tendon Tear in A Middle-aged Man with No Previous Knee Injuries: A Non-surgical Approach.
- Chong P. A Systematic Review and Qualitative Analysis of Concussion Knowledge amongst Sports Coaches and Match Officials. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2020;19(1):65-77.
- Yeo P, Yeo E, Probert J, Sim S, Sirisena D. A Systematic Review and Qualitative Analysis of Concussion Knowledge amongst Sports Coaches and Match Officials. ©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2020;19:65-77.
- Sirisena D, Chong Y-Y, Chin T-Y. An unusual presentation of ankylosing spondylitis. Singapore medical journal. 2018:10.11622/smedj.2018080. doi:10.11622/smedj.2018080
Sirisena D, Walter J, Ong JH, Probert J. Pilot single-centre cross-sectional study to determine emergency physicians’ knowledge and management of sports concussion: an experience from Singapore. Singapore medical journal. 2018;59(6):322-326. doi:10.11622/smedj.2017104
- Sirisena D, Leong CR, See PPL, Teoh CS. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome in a Singaporean mixed martial arts fighter. Singapore medical journal. 2018;59(1):114-115. doi:10.11622/smedj.2018017
Pilot single-centre cross-sectional study to determine emergency physicians’ knowledge and management of sports concussion: an experience from Singapore | SMJ. Smj.org.sg. http://www.smj.org.sg/article/pilot-single-centre-cross-sectional-study-determine-emergency-physicians%E2%80%99-knowledge-and. Published 2018. Accessed February 26, 2020.
Yeo BK, Sirisena D. Simi Move: entry level mobile app to analyse walking and running gait. British journal of sports medicine. 2017:bjsports-2016-097293. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097293
Sirisena D, Annie H. SINGAPORE RUGBY UNION INJURY SURVEILLANCE: HOW DO WE COMPARE TO PREVIOUS FINDINGS IN RUGBY UNION AND DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;51(4):390.1-390. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097372.269
Sirisena D, Papi E, Tillett E. Clinical assessment of antero-medial rotational knee laxity: a systematic review. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2017;25(4):1068-1077. doi:10.1007/s00167-016-4362-0
Sirisena D, Walter J, Probert J. National Football League concussion lawsuit: what it means for other sports and observations from Singapore Rugby. British journal of sports medicine. 2017;51(9):696-697. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096565
Sirisena D, Lim S, Teh KC. Sports medicine in Singapore: integrating into public hospitals and secondary care. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;50(20):1234-1235. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096072
Sirisena D, Al Swedan L, Jayne D, Chakravarty K. A case of systemic nocardiosis in systemic vasculitis and a review of the literature. Singapore medical journal. 2013;54(6):e127-30. doi:10.11622/smedj.2013098
Kumar B, Sirisena D, Rayner M. PROXIMAL SARTORIUS TENDON RUPTURE AS A CAUSE OF TRAUMATIC ANTERIOR HIP PAIN-A CASE REPORT OF A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;47(10):e3.90-e3. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092558.90
- Can you exercise when you are sick?: Health Check Ep 27 - ST & BT Podcasts - Omny.fm. Omny.fm. https://omny.fm/shows/st-bt/health-check-ep-27-can-you-exercise-when-you-are-s. Published 2020. Accessed February 26, 2020.
- Sirisena D, Begum H, Selvarajah M, Chakravarty K. Musculoskeletal examination--an ignored aspect. Why are we still failing the patients? Clinical rheumatology. 2011;30(3):403-407. doi:10.1007/s10067-010-1632-y
1H. Dogra, B. Lad, Dinesh Sirisena. Paediatric gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/28823066_Paediatric_gastro-oesophageal_reflux_disease. Published June 2011. Accessed February 26, 2020.
Dinesh Sirisena, Marshall T, Deighton C, Kuntal Chakravarty. Multicenter audit on the use of Leflunomide, in isolation or combination and assessment of adverse effects in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Indian Journal of Rheumatology. 2020;6(1):3. http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/article.asp?issn=0973-3698;year=2011;volume=6;issue=1;spage=3;epage=6;aulast=Sirisena;type=0. Accessed February 26, 2020.
- Fagerbrink S, Mukherjee B, Sirisena D, Salooja N, Howard L. S24 Incidence of persistent perfusion defects following pulmonary embolism: impact on pulmonary artery systolic pressure at 6 months. Thorax. 2011;66(Suppl 4):A14-A14. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201054b.24
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