Dr. Yashvi Wimalasena
Dr. Yashvi Wimalasena is a specialist in Emergency Medicine (EM) and Retrieval in NSW Australia working in both the hospital and prehospital setting. Yashvi was born in Sri Lanka and attended Ananda College and Colombo International School prior to going to medical school in the UK. He attended medical training at the University of Southampton and completed specialist training in EM on the West Midlands rotation in the UK.
After completing EM training in 2012 he took his skills to the pre-hospital environment and undertook a Retrieval fellowship with the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) in Scotland. Prior to embarking on his Australian adventure, he worked as a locum consultant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), which is a busy Major Trauma Center with over 850 major traumas per annum.
Yashvi has always had a passion for the mountains. In 2010 he completed the UIAA/IKAR/ISM University of Leicester Diploma in Mountain Medicine. He was elected to the diploma faculty in 2013. He also holds membership of Medex and BMRES.Yashvi is passionate about all mountain sports including rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, alpinism and high-altitude mountaineering. He has led and been a medic on expeditions to the greater ranges of Europe, Africa, South America and Himalaya.
His interests include Apnoeic Oxygenation, Emergency airway management, Lung Ultrasound, High Altitude pathology with presentations at numerous international conferences (SMACC/ICEM/EuSEM/AMPED) and publications in Annals Emerg, EMJ and Wilderness Enviro Med Journals.