Dr Vatshalan Santhirapala
Emergency and Surgical Care Team
Dr Santhirapala is an anaesthesiology trainee based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. He completed his bachelor's in respiratory medicine (BSc) and medical degree (MBBS) at Imperial College London, graduating with distinction. In 2015, Dr Santhirapala passed his medical board examinations and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians. He has a strong background in medical education, having been an anatomy demonstrator at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, during which he developed his own specialty modules on the critically ill surgical patient. In addition, he has spent three years as a research fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute (UK) and run his own research projects leading to a number of peer reviewed articles in the area of clinical medicine. Dr Santhirapala’s main interests in Global Health centre on the field of Global Surgery and delivery of essential surgical care. Dr Santhirapala will be undertaking a Master’s in Public Health in 2018 during which he hopes to further develop his skills in this specialist area.