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Dilhana Sumaiya Badurdeen, M.B.B.S.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Sinhalese

Expertise: Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Obesity, Weight Loss

Research Interests: Obesity; Weight loss



  • Assistant Professor of Medicine



  • MBBS, Manipal College of Medical Sciences (2007)


  • Howard University Hospital / Internal Medicine (2011)


  • Howard University Hospital / Gastroenterology (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Badurdeen D, Girgis M, Sanderson A, Laiyemo AO. Coxsackie Virus: An Unusual Cause of Pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108(1):S88

Badurdeen D, Tesfaye B, Mekasha G, Jack M, Laiyemo A. Colonic Schistosomiasis: The Great Masquerade of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108(1):S402

Badurdeen D, Brown K, Sanderson A, Laiyemo A. Black Esophagus. Am J Gastroenterol 2014; 109(2):S248

Tesfaye B, Arhinful J, Badurdeen D, Mekasha G. Strongyloides Colitis: A lethal mimic of Ulcerative Colitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2014;109(2):S402

Badurdeen D, Alkhalloufi K, Kibreab K, Begum R. Acute Pancreatitis and Sickle Cell Hepatopathy in a Pregnant Patient. Am J Gastroenterol 2014;109(2):S313

Activities & Honors


  • Award for ‘Most Outstanding Presentation’ in the category of Translational and Clinical Sciences – Howard University Research day 2014
  • Howard University Hospital GME Award for 'Outstanding Professionalism' - 2013
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) and European Association for the Study of Liver Disease (EASL) – ‘Portal Hypertension and Variceal Hemorrhage Single topic conference Travel Award, Atlanta, Georgia - 2012
  • Howard University Department of Medicine medal for research excellence - 2011
  • 1st place winner of the podium presentation at the American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland - 2011


  • American Gastroenterological Association, member, 2012
  • American College of Gastroenterology, member, 2012
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, member, 2012
  • Sri Lanka Medical Society, member, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Traveled to Sri Lanka to assist the Tsunami victims, 2005
  • Participated in mobile eye camps for cataract surgery, Pokhara City Nepal, 2001
  • Trekked to Poon Hill in the Annapurna range Nepal, to screen seniors for HTN, 2000
  • Participated in screening projects for school children in rural areas of Pokhara City, Nepal, 1999
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