I was born and raised in Sri Lanka. From a young age, I felt it was my duty to help others in need. I grew up spending time with physicians in my community and admired their work. I wanted to be like them, always ready to touch people's lives in a positive way. Both of my parents were very supportive of my desire to become a physician, instilling within me values such as compassion and commitment to doing what’s right.
I decided to pursue internal medicine because I like the integration of its many subspecialties. Practicing internal medicine also gives me an opportunity to take care of a diverse population with different types of health issues. I treat all my patients like I would treat my family. I feel the best way to connect with patients is to listen and help them understand what’s going on with their health. I’m a member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council, and I’ve presented my research at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka. I stay up-to-date on the latest medical research by reading medical journals such as the Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as medical literature on PubMed. The physicians who practice at Kaiser Permanente are dedicated and passionate about the care and service they provide. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente is a well-respected medical organization with a solid mission and strong integrated care delivery system. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.
I enjoy travel and visiting new places. I moved to the United States to join my husband and start a new family. I’m passionate about community service and was a member of the Community Emergency Response Team in Los Angeles. I look forward to participating in the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Annual Day of Service and Great Aloha Run. I like to spend time with my husband and catch up with friends and family. To stay healthy, I work out twice a week and maintain a balanced diet.