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

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Sinhalese


Abdominal Pain, Anemias, Barrett's Esophagus, Bloating, Blood in Stool (Hematochezia), Celiac Disease, Celiac Sprue, Chest Pain, Clostridium Difficile, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis, Esophageal Cancer, Family History of Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Gas, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, Hiatal Hernia, Hoarseness, Intestinal Metaplasia, Iron Deficiency, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Malabsorption, Nausea, Obesity, Proctitis, Rectal Bleeding, Rectal Problem, Reflux and Burning, Short Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Ulcer, Unexplained Weight Loss, Vomiting, Weight Loss more

Research Interests

Obesity; Weight loss

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Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495
5450 Knoll North Drive
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Appointment Phone: 202-660-5555
5215 Loughboro Road NW
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Phone: 202-660-5555 | Fax: 202-660-6103


Dr. Badurdeen joins Johns Hopkins from Howard University Hospital, where she worked as an assistant professor in their GI division. She specializes in weight loss, GERD and colon cancer and has research interests in obesity and the treatment of metabolic disease.

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Badurdeen has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has participated in many oral presentations at local and regional scientific meetings. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MBBS; Manipal College of Medical Sciences (2007)


  • Internal Medicine; Howard University Hospital (2011)


  • Gastroenterology; Howard University Hospital (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, 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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