Dr.S.Kumaran - MBBS (Jaffna), DFM (Colombo), MD (Colombo)

Senior Lecturer
E mail : s.kumaran3@gmail.com Phone: +94773777446

    • Lecturer, Family Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2010 – present)

    • Family Physician, University Family Health Center, Divisional Hospital Kondavil, Jaffna (2012 – present)   

    • Medical Officer, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Base Hospital Awissawella (Dec 2005 – July 2010)

    • Relief House Officer, Neonatal Unit, De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo (Feb – Dec 2005)

    • Intern House Officer, De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo (Aug 2004 – Feb 2005)

    • Intern House Officer, National Hospital Sri Lanka, Colombo (Feb – Aug 2004)

    Journal articles

    1. Kumaran S (2021), Meeting the primary health care needs of people in Jaffna using the family practice approach – an innovative model in a post war setting, Sri Lankan Family Physician (accepted for publication)
    2. Surenthirakumaran R, Saseela S, O,Brien Ann and Kumaran S (2021), Comparison of delivering community-based medical education for undergraduate medical students in Sri Lankan and the UK medical schools: Experience of two institutions, Sri Lankan Family Physician Vol 36, No 1.
    3. Surenthirakumaran, R, Kumaran, S, Coonghe PAD (2021), Mental health problems, associated factors and outcome of the school students aged 13- 15 years in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians Sri Lanka.
    4. Surenthirakumaran R, Kumaran S and Sasrubi S (2020), Case Study of the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) child – Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Family Physician Vol 36, No 1
    5. Kumaran S, Surenthirakumaran.R, Azizul Haq, Nithiyalingam.A, and Gobith.R (2018), Public and Patients involvement in chronic illness care, a way to provide universal health coverage in poor resource setting: A case study. Jaffna Medical Journal. vol30(02) page 8-9
    6. Kumaran, S., Chapman, R.S., Abi, B., Gokhale, K.M., Wijeyaratne, C. N., Rashan, H., Nirantharakumar, K (2018), Enhancing coordinated health care in Sri Lanka by developing an Information Technology-driven health care system: An opinion. Sri Lankan Family Physician, vol 34(1) page 54.
    7. Kumaran S, Surenthirakumaran. R, Coonghe. P.A.D., Gobith. R, and Arasu.P (2018), A model family health centre for rural settings in Sri Lanka: A case study, Sri Lankan Family Physician, vol 34(1) page 51.
    8. Kumaran S, Perera.A. Natures miracle. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2017 Oct;33(1):70
    9. Kumaran S,Perera D.P. Dealing with medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2017 Oct;33(1):50-53
    10. Kumaran S, Suganthan.N Dealing with vitamin D deficiency in general practice A review. Sri Lankan Family Physician.2017 Oct;33(1):46-49
    11. Kumaran S. Empty nest syndrome and its consequence a case report. Sri Lankan Family Physician.2016 Oct;32(2):124
    12. Kumaran, S., Malawan, R., Surenthirakumaran, R. & Coonghe, P. A. D. (2016). Empowering the local community to enhance their own health. Sri Lankan Family Physician, 32 (1), 28

    Abstracts

    1. Prabu. N, Kumaran.S, Surenthirakumaran.R, Conghe.P.A.D, Rubavinoth.K and Subunca.R (2020). Community oriented primary care in Kondavil- A case study, Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association.
    2. R, Kumaran.S, Rubavinoth.K and Gobith,R (2020). Community based geriatric care by the University of Jaffna, Family Health Center, Kondavil- A case study, Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association.
    3. A.M.S, Kishothan. J.K, Sahim. T.M, Surenthirakumaran. R, Kumaran. S and Sarma.S.T (2021), Knowledge on pre-surgical informed consent and associated factors among patients undergoing general surgery in teaching hospital- Jaffna, Proceedings of the 3rd Undergraduate Research Symposium, page 40
    4. T.R.H, karunarathna.M.S.A, Nilojan.M, Murali.V, Kumaran .S and Aravinthan.N (2021), Articular distribution, associated socio-demographic factors and the pattern of co-morbidities among rheumatoid arthritis patients attending the rhematology clinic at Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Proceedings of the 3rd Undergraduate Research Symposium,  page 42
    5. S, Piranavan.S, Sivarajah.T, Kumaran.S and Kumarendran.B (2020), Patients’ perceptions on the attire of medical students and its associated factors in the medical wards of Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Proceedings of the 3rd Undergraduate Research Symposium, page 45.
    6. Sanjeevan, Harsheha, Kumaran,S and Kumarendren.B (2019), A pragramatic approach to align clinical work, teaching and quality assurance in University Family Health Center, Kondavil, 26th Annual sessions of Jaffna Science Association, Vol 26 (1), page 43
    7. S, Sanjeevan.S, Kumaran.S and Kumarendran.B (2019), A descriptive study on home-based care for chronic illness patients by University Family Health Center, Kondavil, Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association.
    8. R, Senthuran.S, Kumaran.S, Aravinthan,M and Coonghe.P.A.D (2018). Biochemical and clinical correlates of microalbuminuria among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending the Diabetic Center, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Undergraduate Research Symposium-oral presentation, page 1.
    9. K, Mathuchuthanan.I, Suganthan.N, Kumaran.S and Coonghe.P.A.D (2018), A study of inhaler technique and associated factors among asthma patients attending medical clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Undergraduate Research Symposium- oral presentation, page 3
    10. K, Mathuchuthanan.I, Suganthan.N, Kumaran.S and Coonghe.P.A.D (2018), A study of asthma control among patients attending medical clinic, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Undergraduate Research Symposium- Poster presentation, page 29
    11. S, Subunca.R, Kumaran.S, Aravinthan,M and Coonghe.P.A.D (2018). Prevalence of microalbuminuria and associated socio demographic and disease related risk factors among type 2 diabetic mellitus patients attending the diabetic center, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Undergraduate Research Symposium- Poster presentation, page 50
    12. M.H.F, Husniya, M.A.F, Kumaran. S, Sarma. S.T and Coonghe, P.A.D (2018), Prevalence of disease related factors among diabetic foot ulcer patient in surgical wards, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Undergraduate Research Symposium- Poster presentation, page 56
    13. M.A.F, Husna.M.H.F, Kumaran.S, Sarma.S.T and Coonghe.P.A.D (2018), Influence of socio-demographic factors and habits of self-foot care on the diabetic foot ulcer among diabetic foot ulcer patient in all general surgical wards of teaching hospital, Jaffna, Undergraduate research symposium- Poster presentation, page 67
    14. R, Kumaran.S, Surenthirakumaran.R, and Jeyakumaran.A (2018), Public to public partnership in rural health development: A case study from Sri Lanka in Ist Wonca Rural Health Conference New Delhi India.
    15. S, and Karunarathne R.G.M (2017), A sustainable healthy community through effective motivational strategies,10th Annual Research Conference of the Royal Asiatic Society  of Sri Lanka. 
    16. S, Somasundaram. D, Nayalini. S, and Madona. H (2017). Validating a screening tool for depression, anxiety and chronic stress in Tamil. Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association.
    17. Sivamaran, T, Pavithrah, G, Sanjeevan, G, Kumaran,S. (2017), A clinical audit on MDI inhalation technique among asthmatic and COPD patients attending Divisional Hospital Kondavil. Annual Scientific Sessions. Jaffna Medical Association.
    18. Kumaran, S. (2015). Influence of Tamil tradition on health. Proceedings of 22nd Jaffna Science Association Annual Sessions
    19. Kumaran, S. (2014) Psychosocial effects of suicide among the spouses six months after the event in Jaffna, Jaffna Science Association Annual Sessions.
    20. S, Sivaraja, N, Surenthirakumaran, R and Conghe. P.A.D (2014), Strengthening of primary care by incorporating the principles of family medicine- An experience in the University of Jaffna, Collage of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, 40th Annual Academic Sessions.
    21. Kumaran, S. (2014). Exploring new ways to protect the environment for health. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association.
    22. Surenthirakumaran, R., Coonghe, P. A. D., Kumaran, S., Arulnesan, A. & Dela Bandara, R. (2013). Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding nutrition in a newly resettled population in Northern Province, Sri Lanka. 39th College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka Annual Academic Sessions.
    23. Kalaialagan, K., Kumaran, S. & Coonghe, P. A. D. (2013). Prevalence of malnutrition and its influencing factors among grade 5 children in Jaffna Educational Division. Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions
    24. Ozaal, A. M. O. M., Vasikaran, N., Kumanan, T. & Kumaran, S. (2013). Impact of medical adherence on blood glucose control and factors influencing medical adherence of type 2 diabetes patients attending the professorial medical clinic in Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions.
    25. Senthilnanthanan, M., Santhan, A., Kumaran, S. & Saravanan, S. (2013). Performance evaluation of sewage treatment plant of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Special Session on Structural Health Monitoring, 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
    26. Karunarathne, R. M. G., Kumaran, S. & Sivapalan, K. (2012). A physiological change may emerge as a psychological crisis (a case study). 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists, Sri Lanka.
    27. Karunarathne, R. M. G & Kumaran, S. (2012). Utility of religious insight to empower problem solving skills (a case study). International Buddhist Conference, Buddhasravakabhiksu University, Anuradhapura
    28. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumaran, S., Piratheeshka, B. & Tharshiny, M (2011). Nutritional assessment of elderly in Jaffna. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka
    29. Kumaran, S. & Sivarajah, N. (2011). Effects of Ricinus communis Poisoning. 18th Jaffna Science Association Annual Sessions
    30. Kumaran, S. & Karunarathne, R. M. G. (2010). A Buddhist approach to reduce widow related issues in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Pallekele, Kandy

    Books

    1. Surenthirakumaran. R, Kumaran.S, Shribavan.K and Shanmuganathan.Y, (2020). Community engagement and involvement in research: a local experiences, I ed, Sri Lanka, Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Jaffna. ISBN 978-624-5595-03-7
    2. Kumaran, S. (2020) Learn Lead live, I ed, Sri Lanka, Jaffna Medical Association. ISBN ISBN978-955-0585-41-0.
    3. Kumaran.S, Surenthirakumaran R, Coonghe PAD, Sivarajah.N , community oriented Primary care Jaffna A model primary care in Sri-Lanka ,A story so far 2012-2017,I ed Sri Lanka Department of Community and Family Medicine university of Jaffna. ISBN 978-955-0585-15-1

    News letter articles

    1. Kumaran. S and Powsika. U (2021), Quality of life among geriatric population – A call for evidence, Jaffna Medical Association Newsletter, January 2021.
    2. S and Y. Shanmuganathan (2021), Participatory Action Research (PAR): An Effective learning-based research approach in Public Health, Jaffna Medical Association Newsletter, January 2021
    3. S and Hiranthini. D.S (2021), Improving patient care –a guide to clinical audit, Jaffna Medical Association Newsletter, April 2021
    4. Shanmuganathan, Y and Kumaran, S (2020), Self-care & management-A beneficial strategy for chronic illness management: Narrative review, Jaffna Medical Association Newsletter, October 2020.
    5. Kumaran, S. (2017), Role of selective beta blockers in asthmatic or COPD patients with CCF. IMPA news June 2017: 22(06).

    Newspaper articles

    1. Kumaran. S and Haeshika. J (2019), Our health in our hand – Essay, part 1, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 5th May 2019.
    2. Kumaran. S and Haeshika. J (2019), Our health in our hand – Essay, part 2, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 12th May 2019
    3. Kumaran. S and Haeshika. J (2019), Our health in our hand – Essay, part 3, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 19th May 2019
    4. Kumaran. S and Haeshika. J (2019), Our health in our hand – Essay, part 4, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 2nd June 2019
    5. Kumaran. S and Haeshika. J (2019), Our health in our hand – Essay, part 5, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 9th June 2019
    6. Gowshika. K and Kumaran.S (2019). Happiness – Essay, Kaalaikathir newspaper , 15th September 2019

     

     

    • Students counsellor, University of Jaffna (2021-)
    • Secretory of Jaffna Medical Association (2020)
    • Council member of Jaffna Medical Association (2019)
    • Coordinator of the Personal and Professional Development Stream (PPDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2019-)
    • Clinical Coordinator, Wellbeing Centre, University of Jaffna (2019-)
    • Member of the Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2020-)
    • Member of the Student Welfare Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2020-)
    • Member of the Human Resource Development Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2020-)
    • Member of Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna
    • Life Member, Jaffna Science Association (2010 – present)
    • Trustee, AHEAD – Association for Health Education and Development (2012 – present)
    • Member, Medical Education Cell, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2012 – present)

    Research interests:

    Strengthening primary care systems

    Developing a population-based cohort

    Assessing the impact and effectiveness of traditional medicine

    Community empowerment

    Teaching

    1. Post-graduate teaching in Family Medicine, Diploma in Family Medicine programme, Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, and College of General Practitioners Sri Lanka.           
    2. Post-graduate teaching, Masters in Health Care Management, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna.               
    3. Undergraduate teaching in Family Medicine at Faculty of Medicine Jaffna, Faculty of Medicine Colombo, Faculty of Medicine Ragama and Faculty of Medicine Sri Jayawardenapura.  
    4. Undergraduate teaching, Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine Jaffna, University of Jaffna.
    5. Undergraduate teaching, Unit of Siddha Medicine, University of Jaffa.
    6. Instructor, Midwife training programmes, Northern province.

    Evaluation

    1. Evaluator for undergraduate programmes
    2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna: Essays, OSCE
    3. Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardenapura: OSCE, VIVA, MCQ
    4. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya:  OSCE
    5. Evaluator for undergraduate allied health sciences programmes
    6. Allied health science unit Faculty Medicine Jaffna

    Audit

    Cardiovascular risk assessment based on WHO/ISH risk prediction, Family Health Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2016).

    Professional licenses:

    Sri Lanka Medical Council Registration no.19542  

    Recent appointments
    1. Co investigator in NIHR global health research grant 2018.
    2. Clinical research fellow at Institute of applied health research ,University of Birmingham UK  2017-2018

    Ongoing Research and Development activities 

    1. Developing a Proposal on “Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation, cost effectiveness and feasibility of various case finding strategies for Atrial Fibrillation among adults in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.”
    2. Preparing a grant application for Primary Health care service delivery innovation under Primary Health Care System strengthening project
    3. Preparing a training model for primary care doctors on the family doctor system with the collaboration of Northern Health ministry.
    4. Preparing a five year strategic plan for community outreach activities for Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.
    5. Leading a community health empowerment program in University Field Project Area.
    6. Working as an acting consultant Family Physician at university Family Health Centre   and enhancing health service delivery in University Field Project Area

    Continuous professional development

    1. Attendance of scientific meetings/ Workshops/ Seminars/ Lectures/ Journal clubs etc.
    2. Master of Public Heath lectures and Data analysis practical from 2017 September to June 2018
    3. END-NOTE work shop on October – 2018
    4. Literature review though Medline on November 2017
    5. Research proposal development work shop on October 2017 and January 2018
    6. Health informatics strategy development workshop on June 2018
    7. The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Atrial Fibrillation Management-Launch Meeting June 2018
    8. Weekly update meeting on Health Informatics and monthly health informatics theme meeting
    9. Lectures on Patient and Public involvement and engagement
    10. Monthly Journal clubs: Prediction Models, Machine learning
    11. Two-week training on “How to conduct patient group education” on August 2018
    12. Workshop on “How to management of chronic respiration problem in general practice”Workshop “how to management of chronic respiration problem in general practice”on November 2017.
    13. Training on EMR on November 2017 and August 2018
    14. Training on GP-practice management, Clinical audit, how to write appraisal, dealing with complaints on November 2017 and August 2018
    15. Participated in workshops conducted by Provincial and Central health ministries on strengthening primary care in Sri Lanka October 2018

    Presentations

    1. Kumaran, S (2017). The effectiveness of a metered dose inhalation technique education package, 1st IPCRG South Asian Scientific Conference Sri Lanka
    2. Kumaran, S. (2013). Preclinical department in model primary health care: Conceptual framework. Annual Scientific Sessions, Oral Presentation.
    3. Karunarathne, R. M. G. & Kumaran, S. (2013). Empowering mental health via meditation to prevent non-communicable diseases and related social problems. The 2nd International Meditation Seminar, Mahachulalongkornraja Vidyalaya University, Thailand.
    4. Kumaran, S., Perera, M. S. A. & Sivajogan, S. (2010). The morbidity profile and primary medical care services in Jaffna: A preliminary study. Internal Congress on Family Medicine, Indian Medical Association College of General Practitioners. 
    5. S (2010), The morbidity profile and primary medical care services- a preliminary study, International Congress on Family Medicine, Tamil Nadu