A. H. Sheriffdeen biography

A. H. Sheriffdeen

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Who is A. H. Sheriffdeen?

Deshamanya A. H. Sheriffdeen is a Sri Lankan Surgeon, academic and voluntary worker.

Sheriffdeen was educated at St Andrew's College, Nawalapitiya, St. Anthony's College, Kandy and Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo qualifying Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. He trained in the UK becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Sheriffdeen was Professor of Surgery at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo with contemporaries Priyani Soysa, Ravindra fernando and Rezvi Sheriff.

Sheriffdeen is best known for introducing Vascular Surgery and also for establishing Transplant Surgery in Sri Lanka in partnership with Professor Rezvi Sheriff. He together with J.B. Peiris and others described a new clinical entity Transient emboligenic aortoarteritis. He has been chairman of the Ministry of Health Trauma protocols at the Trauma Secretariat, Board of Study in Surgery at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, President Sri Lanka Medical Association and President The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka. He has authored biographies of Sri Lankan Surgeons.

Sheriffdeen has provided leadership and expertise to many voluntary services including ACT Lanka which he is Chairman and is a leading activist in HIV AIDS at National and International level. He has been President and Vice President of the Charity Colombo Friend in Need Society, Chairman AIDEX Sri Lanka in addition to Chairing the Jaipur Foundation programme for Jaipur leg users throughout Sri Lanka.


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