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Padmini D Ranasinghe, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director of Education, Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Sinhala, Tamil


Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Public Health more

Research Interests

Health and wellness; Internal and preventive medicine; International health more

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Dr. Padmini D. Ranasinghe is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include hospital medicine, internal medicine, preventive medicine and public health. Dr. Ranasinghe serves as the director of education for the Hospitalist Program.

Dr. Ranasinghe earned her M.D. from the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine in Sri Lanka. She completed a Yale-Griffin internal medicine/preventive medicine combined residency in 2006, is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine, and received an M.P.H. in chronic diseases epidemiology from Yale. 

During residency, she was instrumental in organizing a humanitarian medical mission to the areas affected by the 2004 tsunami. She travelled to East Timor to work in mobile health clinics, apart from other leadership and volunteer activities. Dr. Ranasinghe also worked with an inner-city, underserved population in Connecticut, organized a disaster preparedness conference for the Connecticut Department of Public Health and has been involved with several research projects presented at national conferences.

Her research interests include health and wellness, internal and preventive medicine, and international health.

Dr. Ranasinghe serves on the Federation of State Medical Boards’ special committee on strategic positioning. She was appointed a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 2012. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American College of Preventive Medicine. more


  • Director of Education, Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; University Of Colombo Faculty of Medicine (1998)


  • Internal Medicine; Griffin Hospital (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Ranasinghe PD. “International medical graduates in the US physician workforce.” J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 Apr;115(4):236-41. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2015.047.

Ranasinghe PD, Maruthur NM, Nicholson WK, Yeh HC, Brown T, Suh Y, Wilson LM, Nannes EB, Berger Z, Bass EB, Golden SH. “Comparative effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion using insulin analogs and multiple daily injections in pregnant women with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Mar;24(3):237-49. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2014.4939. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Monroe AK, Gudzune KA, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Ranasinghe PD, Ansari MT, Robinson KA. “Combination therapy versus intensification of statin monotherapy: an update [internet].” Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2014 Feb.

Gudzune KA, Monroe AK, Sharma R, Ranasinghe PD, Chelladurai Y, Robinson KA. “Effectiveness of combination therapy with statin and another lipid-modifying agent compared with intensified statin monotherapy: a systematic review.” Ann Intern Med. 2014 Apr 1;160(7):468-76. doi: 10.7326/M13-2526. Review.

Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EM, Gould NF, Rowland-Seymour A, Sharma R, Berger Z, Sleicher D, Maron DD, Shihab HM, Ranasinghe PD, Linn S, Saha S, Bass EB, Haythornthwaite JA. Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan 6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24395196 

Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EMS, Gould NF, Rowland-Seymour A, Sharma R, Berger Z, Sleicher D, Maron DD, Shihab HM, Ranasinghe PD, Linn S, Saha S, Bass EB, Haythornthwaite JA. “Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being [internet].” Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2014 Jan.

Ranasinghe PD, Satoh H, Oshiki M, Oshima K, Suda W, Hattori M, Mino T. Revealing microbial community structures in large- and small-scale activated sludge systems by barcoded pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene. Water Sci Technol. 2012;66(10):2155-61. doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.428. PMID: 22949246

Activities & Honors


  • Foundation Leadership Award, American Medical Association, 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2012


  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

Professional Activities

  • Special Committee on Strategic Positioning, Federation of State Medical Boards, 2014
  • Governing Council, International Medical Graduates Section, American Medical Association, 2011
  • Alternate Delegate, House of Delegates, International Medical Graduates Section, American Medical Association, 2009
  • Governing Council, International Medical Graduates Section, American Medical Association, 2008

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