Prof. Devaka Fernando

Consultant in General Internal Medicine Endocrinology and Diabetes @ Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust

Professor Devaka Fernando is a consultant in General Internal Medicine Endocrinology and Diabetes. He had been head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Associate Medical Director for clinical governance at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust. He was Foundation Professor of Medicine at University of Sri Jayewardenapura and Founder Chair and coordinator Endocrine Training in Sri Lanka.

He has been a visiting professor with the universities of Newcastle and Sheffield Kent and Sheffield Hallam, as well as working with universities in the USA, Australia, India, Pakistan and Egypt.  He has 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and 12 textbook chapters to his credit, including papers on health informatics, alternative medicine, clinical databases, twin registries, international collaborations in research, using media as a health education tool, transfer of skills from tertiary to primary care, diabetic foot disorders and periodontal disease in diabetes. He chairs the charity Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Trust, which sponsors research and clinical training in developing countries.