Prof. Amila C. A. C. Y. Punyadasa

Prof. Amila C. A. C. Y. Punyadasa

 

MB; BCh; BAO (QUB, Belfast); MRCSEd (A&E); MMED A&E (Sing); MCEM Ad Eundem; FAMS; Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (Dundee) Adjunct Assistant Professor Amila C. A. C. Y. Punyadasa graduated from the Queens University of Belfast in 1995 with a Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BCh) and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (BAO).

 

He has practiced in the United Kingdom, initially as a surgical trainee, and in Hong Kong, principally as a surgical research fellow under Professor Joseph Lau of the Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, before settling in Singapore in 2000 and discovering his passion for emergency medicine. After training in the emergency medicine residency program in Singapore, he obtained Membership into the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) in Accident & Emergency Medicine as well as his Masters of Medicine (Accident & Emergency) from NUS, in August 2004, with distinction and became a specialist in 2008. He is also a member of the Emergency Medicine chapter of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) and a Member of the College of Emergency Physicians both in the UK (MCEM) and also in Singapore.

Amila is currently a Senior Consultant in the emergency department of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services in Singapore, where he is able to combine his great passion of teaching with clinical care to the western population of Singapore. Amongst his many education-related portfolios, he is the Associate Dean for JurongHealth, The Medical Learning & Development Chairman (with the role of overseeing all institutional education for all non-residency doctors) and is also the principal Chief Instructor for ACLS. He is also the emergency departments Head of Medical officer (MO) and Resident physician (RP) education and the Undergraduate Director and is thus involved extensively in the education of Year 4 medical students, which is his greatest interest.He has also been selected to pursue a Masters in Medical Education from Dundee University as part of his HMDP distance program.In addition to education, his other main passion is team-based training and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) in particular and received training from Harvard’s Centre for medical simulation (CMS). Amila considers himself very privileged to have been involved in numerous CRM training endeavors over the last 8 years at all levels – Departmental, Institutional, National as well as Regional, having been invited to give keynote addresses and conduct workshops in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.