Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. WANNINAYAKE MUDIYANSELAGE TILAKARATNE

  • Professor

  • Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical & Medical Sciences
    Faculty of Dentistry
  •   wmtilak@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Member of Examination Question Vetting Committee, Faculty, 18/06/2020 to present
  • Chairman/Smokeless Tobacco committee NATA, National, 01/03/2016 to 01/03/2019
  • President; International Association of Oral Pathologists, International, 01/08/2016 to 01/07/2018
  • Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, National, 10/08/2015 to 10/08/2018
  • Chairman/Speciality Board in Oral Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Sri Lanka, National, 01/04/2008 to 01/05/2015
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PHD, DENTAL SCIENCE, NIIGATA UNIVERSITY
  • FRACPath, DENTISTRY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGIST, UK
  • MRCPATH, DENTISTRY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGIST, UK
  • DipRCPath, ORAL MEDICINE, ORAL PATHOLOGY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGIST, UK
  • FDSRCS, PEMBEDAHAN PERGIGIAN, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, ENGLAND
  • MDS, SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
  • BDS, DENTAL SCIENCE, MEDICAL SCHOOL PERADENIYA, SRI LANKA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Manipal University , Others, 2020 to present (International)
  • Advisor/Patron Asian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists, Advisory Board, Since 2019 (International)
  • Fellow of the National Academy Sciences, Member, Since 2017 (National)
  • Member/IAOP, Member, 1998 to present (International)
  • Past President of the International Association of Oral Pathologists, Member, 2018 to 2020 (International)
  • Executive Board Member / National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol, Committee Member, 2016 to 2019 (National)
  • Council member /Sri Lanka Medical Council, Member, 2017 to 2018 (National)
  • International Association of Oral Pathologists/ President, President/ Chief, 2016 to 2018 (International)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • ORAL PATHOLOGY (Oral cancer, Oral potentially malignant disorders, Oral sub mucous fibrosis)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral canacer and OPMD (Epithelial dysplasia, oral submucous fibrosis)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • DEGC6180 - Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Year 3, Post Graduate (2019/2020)
  • DCGB6180 - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Post Graduate (2019/2020)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2020
    • Jayasooriya, P. R., Rambukewella, I. K., Tilakaratne, W. M., Mendis, B., Lombardi, T. (2020). Clinico-Pathological Presentations of Cystic and Classic Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumors. Diagnostics, 10(1), 13. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10010003
    • Welikala, R. A., Remagnino, P., Lim, J. H., Chan, C. S., Rajendran, S., Kallarakkal, T. G., . . . Barman, S. A. (2020). Automated Detection and Classification of Oral Lesions Using Deep Learning for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. IEEE Access, 8, 132677-132693. doi: 10.1109/access.2020.3010180
    • Siriwardena, B., Karunathilaka, H., Kumarasiri, P. V. R., & Tilakaratne, W. M. (2020). Impact of Histological and Molecular Parameters on Prognosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Analysis of 290 Cases. BioMed Research International, 2020, 13. doi: 10.1155/2020/2059240
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • RD Jayasinghe, PR Jayasooriya, H Amarasinghe, PVKS Hettiarachchi, BSMS Siriwardena, UKYGDM Wijeratne, SK Kithalawarachchi, WM Tilakaratne. Evaluation of successfulness of capacity buiding programmes on smkokeless tobacco and arecanut cessation. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2021;22(4), 1287-1293. (WoS)
    • Daniel Lim, Chuey Chuan Tan, WM Tilakaratne,Yet Ching Goh. Sclerosing odontogenic carcinoma -review of all published cases: is it a justifiable addition as a malignancy? Braz J Otorhinolaryngoy. 2021 Feb; doi: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.01.007. (WoS)
    • 1.Mohomed Mahees, Hemantha Kumara Amarasinghe, Udaya Usgodaarachchi, Nilantha Rathnayake,W M Tilakarathne, Suresh Shanmuganathen, Sajeeva Ranaweera, Palitha Abeykoon. A Sociological Analysis and Exploration of Factors Associated with Commercial Preparations of Smokeless Tobacco Use in Sri Lanka. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2021;22 (6), 1753-1759.
    • Goh yet Ching, BSMS Siriwardena, WM Tilakaratne. Association of clinicopathological factors and treatment modalities in the recurrence of ameloblastoma: Analysis of 624 cases. J Oral Pathol Med 2021
    • PR Jayasooriya, WAMUL Abeyasinghe, RLPR Liyange, GN Uthpali, WM Tilakaratne. Diagnostic Enigma of Adenoid Ameloblastoma: Literature Review Based Evidence to Consider It as a New Sub Type of Ameloblastoma. Head Neck Pathol;2021 July. doi: 10.1007/s12105-021-01358-w
    • Athukorala IA, Tilakaratne WM, Jayasinghe RD. Areca Nut Chewing: Initiation, Addiction, and Harmful Effects Emphasizing the Barriers and Importance of Cessation. J Addict. 2021 Jun 3;2021:9967097. doi: 10.1155/2021/9967097
    • NH Senarath, PR Jayasooriya, BSMS Siriwardena, WM Tilakaratne. Epithelial dysplasia at excision margins of oral squamous cell carcinoma; a review on relationship to clinicopathological parameters and prognosis. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2021
    • R H, Ramani P, Tilakaratne WM, Sukumaran G, Ramasubramanian A, Krishnan RP. Critical appraisal of different triggering pathways for the pathobiology of pemphigus vulgaris-A review. Oral Dis. 2021 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/odi.13937
    2020
    • Roshan Alex Welikala, Paolo Remagnino, Jian Han Lim, Chee Seng Chan, Senthilmani Rajendran, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Rosnah Binti Zain, Ruwan Duminda Jayasinghe, Jyotsna Rimal, Alexander Ross Kerr, Rahmi Amtha, Karthikeya Patil1, Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Tilakaratne, John Gibson, Sok Ching Cheong and Sarah Ann Barman. Automated Detection and Classification of Oral Lesions using Deep Learning for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. IEEE Access;2020;8:132677-132693 (WoS)
    • BSMS Siriwardena, Muthuranwelli Nawaragoda Gedara Pushpakumara Udagama, Tennakoon Tennakoon Mudiyanselage Priyanka Bandara, Demin Achchi Athukoralalage Dona Wimukthi Athukorala, Primali Rukmal Jayasooriya, Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Tilakaratne. Clinical and demographic characteristics of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors: analysis of 116 new cases from a single center (WoS)
    • PVKS Hettiarachchi, Primali Jayasooriya, Hemantha Amarasinghe, BSMS Siriwardena, Deepashika Wijerathne, Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, WM Tilakaratne, Ruwan D Jayasinghe. Knowledge and Attitudes of Nursing Students Towards Smokeless Tobacco and Areca Nut Control in Central Province of Sri Lanka. Asian Pac J Cancer Care, 2020, 5(3):133-138. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Sigera LSM, Gunawardane SR, Malkanthi MA, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAM, Tilakaratne WM, Jayasekera PI. Histoplasma capsulatum Caused a Localized Tongue Ulcer in a Non-HIV Patient-A Case From Nonendemic Country. Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 July;99(6):379-81 doi: 10.1177/0145561319844246. (WoS)
    • Impact of Histological and Molecular Parameters on Prognosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Analysis of 290 Cases. Siriwardena BSMS, Karunathilaka HDNU, Kumarasiri PVR, Tilakaratne WM. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Oct 14;2020:2059240. doi: 10.1155/2020/2059240 (WoS)
    • Welikala R.A. et al. (2020) Fine-Tuning Deep Learning Architectures for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. In: Bebis G., Alekseyev M., Cho H., Gevertz J., Rodriguez Martinez M. (eds) Mathematical and Computational Oncology. ISMCO 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12508. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64511-3_3 (WoS)
    2019
    • Jayasooriya PR, Rambukewella IK, Tilakaratne WM, Mendis BRRN, Lombardi T (2019 Dec). Clinico-Pathological Presentations of Cystic and Classic Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumors. Diagnostics (Basel). 10(1). pii: E3. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10010003. (WoS)
    • Tilakaratne WM, Jayasooriya PR, Jayasuriya NS, De Silva RK (2019). Oral epithelial dysplasia: Causes, quantification, prognosis, and management challenges. Periodontol 2000.;80(1):126-147. doi: 10.1111/prd.12259. (WoS)
    • Sigera LSM, Gunawardane SR, Malkanthi MA, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAM, Tilakaratne WM, Jayasekera PI. (2019) Histoplasma capsulatum Caused a Localized Tongue Ulcer in a Non-HIV Patient-A Case From Nonendemic Country. Ear Nose Throat J.:145561319844246. doi: 10.1177/0145561319844246. (WoS)
    • Nimna H. Senarath, , Primali R. Jayasooriya, , BSMS. Siriwardena, , Himal N. Kumarage, Saminda Wadusinghearachchi, Pemith Liyanage, Sulochana Wijetunge, Roshitha Waduge, Palitha Ratnayake, W M. Tilakaratne (2019). Inter-examiner Variability in grading of oral epithelial dysplasia may cause suboptimal management of oral potentially malignant disorders. Journal of Dentistry Indonesia, Vol. 26 (1) doi: 10.14693/jdi.v26i1.1317. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2018
    • BSMS. Siriwardena, KLTD. Jayawardena, NH. Senarath, WM. Tilakaratne (2018). An evaluation of clinical and histopathological aspects of patients with Oral Submucous Fibrosis in the background of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. BioMed Research International :4154165. doi: 10.1155/2018/4154165. (WoS)
    • BSMS. Siriwardena, IK Rambukewela, T N Pitakotuwage, MNGP Udagama, P VR Kumarasiri, WM Tilakaratne (2018). A Predictive Model to Determine the Pattern of Nodal Metastasis in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Biomed Res Int. 2018 May 13;2018:8925818. doi: 10.1155/2018. (WoS)
    • M ller S, Boy SC, Day TA, Magliocca KR, Richardson MS, Sloan P, Tilakaratne WM, Zain RB, Thompson LDR (2018). Data Set for the Reporting of Oral Cavity Carcinomas: Explanations and Recommendations of the Guidelines From the International Collaboration of Cancer Reporting. Arch Pathol Lab Med. . doi: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0411-SA (WoS)
    • RK De Silva, BSMS Siriwardena, A Samaranayaka, WAMUL Abeyasinghe, WM Tilakaratne (2018). A model to predict nodal metastasis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 9;13(8): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201755. (WoS)
    • Warnakulasuriya S, Tilakaratne WM, Ranganathan K, Kuriakose MA (2018). Report of a consensus meeting of a group of oral and general pathologists in India on grading of oral epithelial dysplasia. Oral Oncol. 2018 Jun;81:109-110. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.03.018. (WoS)
    • Siriwardena BSMS, Tennakoon TMPB, Hunter KD, Tilakaratne WM (2018). Unicystic ameloblastoma: Analysis of 370 cases in a single center in Sri Lanka. J Oral Pathol Med. 2018 Aug;47(7):706-709. doi: 10.1111/jop.12740. (WoS)
    2017
    • Bazarsad S, Zhang X, Kim KY, Illeperuma R, Jayasinghe RD, Tilakaratne WM, Kim J (2017). Identification of a combined biomarker for malignant transformation in oral submucous fibrosis. J Oral Pathol Med (2017) 46: 431-438. (WoS)
    • Fernando CN, Abeyratne WMSD, Tilakaratne WM, Siriwardena BSMS (2017). Investigation on the occurrence of Hairy Polyp and Choristoma in Oral Cavity: A case study. Heighpubs Otolaryngol and Rhinol. 2017; 1: 041-045. (WoS)
    • Jayasuriya NSS, Siriwardena BSMS, Tilakaratne WM, Parthiepan S (2017). Malignant transformation of a long-standing submental dermoid cyst to a carcinosarcoma: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Jan 11;11(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s13256-016-1186-y. (WoS)
    • Heein Yoon, Junhee Park, Kwang-Kyun Park, Jin Kim, N. Champika Bandara, W. M. Tilakaratne (2017, Won-Yoon Chung. Methanol extract of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark inhibits the growth of human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and osteoclastogenesis of bone marrow macrophages. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017(6):1-8. (WoS)
    • RMSHB Medawela, DRDL Ratnayake, DRDL Ratnayake, PR Jayasooriya, BSMS Siriwardena, WM Tilakaratne (2017). Malignant transformation of oral lichen planus; the first two cases reported in Sri Lanka and literature review. Sri Lanka Dental Journal;2017;47(01):29-37 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    Non-Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Goh Yet Ching, WM Tilakaratne. Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia. CDA Bulletin, 2021 (2)4.
    2020
    • WM Tilakaratne, Oral submucous fibrosis, Coomonwealth Dental Bulletin 2020;10
    Book Chapter
    2020
    • WM Tilakaratne, Ruwan Jayasinghe (2020). Oral potentially malignant disorders. In Ranthilaka R Ranawaka, AP Kannagara, Ajith Karawita (Eds. )Atlas of Dermatosis in pigmented skin (Springer)
    • Ruwan Jayasinghe, WM Tilakaratne (2020). Oral cancer. In Ranthilaka R Ranawaka, AP Kannagara, Ajith Karawita (Eds. )Atlas of Dermatosis in pigmented skin (Springer)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-HWB
  • Identification of Significant Oral Epithelial Dysplastic Features in High-risk Oral Leukoplakia using Novel LOH Profiles, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Lymph node metastasis in early stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma, Ahamad Anas Bin Ahmad, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Integrating multimodal data to develop an objective and highly reproducible prognostic stratification criteria for oral leukoplakia., Thomas George Kallarakkal, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, AHMAD ANAS BIN AHMAD ASMADI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • A DEEP FUZZY NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH FOR PROGNOSTIC STRATIFICATION OF ORAL LEUKOPLAKIA, Boezura Borhanuddin, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • ELUCIDATING THE BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ESTABLISHED FEATURES OF ORAL EPITHELIAL DYSPLASIA TO DEVELOP A QUANTIFIABLE GRADING SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING MALIGNANT TRANSFORMATION IN ORAL POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT DISORDERS., Thomas George Kallarakkal, University of Malaya (PhD)
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 13/07/2021 to 13/07/2021, International, (External Examiner)
  • Visiting Professor, Ramachandra University India, 26/04/2021 to 25/04/2023, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  • International Agency for Cancer, World Health Oraganisation, 01/02/2021 to 31/12/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • External Examiner for Bds At Uitm, 06/01/2021 to 13/01/2021, National, (External Examiner)
  • Editorial Board Member for Who Classification On Head and Neck Tumours, 01/01/2021 to 30/12/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 01/01/2021 to 01/07/2021, National, (Reviewer)
  • Plos One, 01/01/2021 to 01/07/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • External Examiner Bds, Mahsa University, 01/09/2020 to 18/09/2020, National, (External Examiner)
  • Visiting Professor, Manipal University, India, 04/07/2020 to 04/07/2022, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  • Visiting Professor, Saveetha University India, 01/01/2018 to 01/01/2022, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  • Oral Oncology, 01/01/2015 to 01/07/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Oral Diseases, 01/01/2014 to 01/07/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Otago, New Zelaand, 01/03/2013 to 01/06/2013, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  • Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology, 01/01/2010 to 01/07/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Oral Pathology and Medicine, 01/01/2010 to 01/01/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • Professional Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London, 01/02/2007 to 01/03/2010, International, (Research Fellow/Associate)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Thesis for MClinDent OMOP (Dr. Nor Atikah), 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Part II and final examination for MClinDent OMOP 2019/2020, 2020 to 2020 (Part II and final examination)
  • Third Professional Examination session 2019/2020 (MAHSA University), 2020 to 2020 (Third professional examination)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 1 to Year 5, 2020 to 2020 (BDS Professional examination)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 3, 2020 to 2020 (Viva-voce)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 4, 2020 to 2020 (viva-voce)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Kanjithanda Kusalappa oration, International Dental Educationists Association (IDEA), 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • CVCD Award; Most Outstanding Researcher in the country in Health Sciences, Committee of Vice Chancellors , 2014 (RESEARCH)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLEANARY SPEAKER
  • Role of Oral microbiome in Oral carcinogenesis, 3rd Salivary Biomarker International Symposium, Indian Academy of Dental Genetics, India, 20/01/2021 to 20/01/2021, Indian Academy of Dental Genetics, India (International)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Pathology of Oral Potentially malignant disorders, Head and neck Pathology: Lecture seminar series, 31/03/2021 to 31/03/2021, Teheran University, Iran (International)
  • Update on Odontogenic tumours, Pakistan Society of Oral Pathologists invited Lecture, 20/02/2021 to 20/02/2021, Organizing Committee of Pakistan Society of Oral Pathologists  (International)
  • Oral Cancer and microbiome, 3rd International E-Conference on Oral Microbiology & Oral Immunology (ICOMOI) 2020, 07/09/2020 to 09/09/2020, Malaysian Society of Oral Microbiologist & Oral Immunologist (National)
  • Essentials of preparing clinical manuscripts, Scientific Writing Workshop, 01/09/2020 to 01/09/2020, Malaysian society of Oral Microbiologists and oral immunologists (National)
  • Status of salivary biomarkers in Oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer, Online panel discussion, 14/08/2020 to 14/08/2020, Indian Academy for clinical and dental genetics (International)
  • The approach to diagnose salivary tumors, College lecture, 16/07/2020 to 16/07/2020, College Pathologists of Sri Lanka (International)
  • Molecular aspects of oral sub mucous fibrosis, International webinar on "Oral Precancel-Cancer Current Concepts", 19/06/2020 to 19/06/2020, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research and ASOMP (International)
  • 2nd module: Clinico-pathological correlation of common oral lesions , FKG UI WEBINAR, 10/06/2020 to 10/06/2020, Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia (International)
  • Clinicopathological correlation of fibrosis-osseous lesions, Webinar series, 30/05/2020 to 30/05/2020, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • . Use of shumacheria castanefolia leaves extract in reversing arecanut induced carcinogenesis. , APDC, Colombo Sri Lanka, May 2021, 18/05/2021 to 22/05/2021, APDC (International)
  • P16 expression in oral potentially malignant disorders and oral squamous cell carcinoma; molecular analysis. , Asia Pacific Dental Congress, 18/05/2021 to 22/07/2021, APDC (International)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Oral Cancer; Challenges in diagnosis, Asia Pacific Dental Congress, 16/05/2021 to 21/05/2021, APDC Committee (International)
  • Dental Research and evidence based dentistry, 1.34th annual Scietntific sessions of College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka. March, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka., 05/03/2021 to 05/03/2021, College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka (National)
  • OTHERS
  • Diagnosis of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: How Far Have We Come, Panel Discussion by Indian Academy for clinical and Dental Genetics, 14/08/2020 to 14/08/2020, Indian Academy for Clinical and Dental Genetics (International)