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).
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- Hip, spine and shoulder injuries Treatments
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Sport Medicine & Back Pain
Dr Dinesh Sirisena graduated from Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2004 and completed specialist training with the London Deanery to become a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014. Hs is now a Consultant in Sports Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He has specialist interests in shoulder, back and hip conditions, concussion management, medical education and ultrasound guided intervention to minimise surgical intervention.