Speciality: Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Sub specialities: Facial deformity, facial trauma, oro-facial reconstruction
Mr Ekanayake is a consultant maxillofacial surgeon at St James’s Hospital.
Prior to his current appointment, he worked at the Dublin Dental University Hospital/ University of Dublin (with part-time commitments to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St James’s Hospital, 2011-2015), as an associate professor/ consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and then as a consultant surgeon at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast, UK (2015-2019).
As a member of the oral cancer/head and neck team, Mr Ekanayake provided a micro-vascular reconstruction service to St James’s Hospital from 2011 to 2015.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Mr Ekanayake completed his Higher Specialist Surgical Training in Ireland, obtaining two surgical fellowships. He received the Certificate of Specialist Doctor (CSD) in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also dentally qualified (BDS, Sri Lanka) with two postgraduate dental fellowships; one from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the other from the Royal College of Surgeons in England.
Mr Ekanayake was awarded a fellowship in craniofacial and skull base surgery and he completed this training in the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
In addition to his surgical qualifications, he has a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Oral Medicine from the University of London. After completing his training in Ireland, he returned to Sri Lanka and worked as the only craniomaxillofacial surgeon/senior lecturer, at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka for ten years. He managed many complicated facial trauma and head and neck malignancies during his time in Sri Lanka.
MBBCh, BAO, FRCS, FRCS(OMFS), BDS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCS, MS, MSc
At present, Mr Ekanayake’s main interest is in the surgical management of facial deformities.