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Sunil Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, DSc.

Sunil Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, DSc.

Edison, New Jersey, US, North America

About

Physician, medical researcher, administrator and a professor: clinical and research, new drug development. Has 38 years of experience in teaching, translational research, and scholarly activities, clinical an laboratory management, adviser of cost-effective and forward-thinking management for government agencies, pharmaceutical industry collaborations, expert witness, board of directors, and philanthropic project founder. Former Chief of endocrinology, metabolism & Nutrition Retired Air Force Squadron Leader Tenured full-Professor of medicine for 20 years (35+ years in academia). Current academic projects: (1) Writing a series of medical and philosophy books (2) Teach endocrinology courses in developing countries and web- based teaching (3) CME lectures in medicine / endocrinology (4) Managing an education foundation and a number of philanthropic activities in Asia (5) Collaborating with other philanthropic organizations on various lifesaving charitable projects. Primary foundation website: https://wimalawansa.org Specialties: # Not-for- profit organizations, expert witness, board of directors # Public & private companies, board of governance [USA & Global] # Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Healthcare, Advisory boards & Consultation # Leadership development # Strategic vision to public & private companies Writing expert witness & case reports # Business Development Philanthropic work (1) Educating disadvantaged children (Wimalawansa Education Trust Fund for needy children) (2) Eradicate chronic kidney disease of multifactorial origin in Sri Lanka & other affected countries (3) Developing novel, cost-effective water purification methods for developing countries (4) Participating global medical education programs (5) Alleviation of poverty, self-empowerment & job creation (6) Provision of shelter, clean water & safe sanitary facilities to poor (7) Women’s empowerment. Work is carried out mostly in developing countries (economically deprived rural regions)

Experience

UTMB & UMDNJ

Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Nutrition

UTMB & UMDNJ

Mar 1994 - Apr 2015

Nutrition - CMI, UMDNJ/Rutgers

Expertise: Obesity, Nutrition, and Micronutrients

Nutrition - CMI, UMDNJ/Rutgers

Company name

PTSD and ONJ

Company name

Royal College of Physicians

Professor

Royal College of Physicians

UMDNJ

Professor of Medicine

UMDNJ

Jul 2001 - Jul 2013

Research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Higher Education Councils. Research conducted include development of bioactive hybrid peptides and receptor research, and development of new, cost-effective agents for metabolic bone disease. Key contributions to medicine & medical research included the development of once weekly bisphosphonate therapy, combination therapies for osteoporosis, method to enhance the efficacy of bisphosphonates, and cost-effective therapies such as vitamin E and nitric oxide donor for prevention & treatment of osteoporosis. The inventor of the Intra-Operative Hormone assay (in 1984) methodology, using calcitonin and parathyroid hormones as examples, to assist endocrine surgical procedures that is now used worldwide as a standard of practice. This discovery has helped thousands of endocrine surgeons and patients globally. Recently he developed a highly cost-effective water purification method for potable water, applicable worldwide.

Director

Professor and the Chief of Endocrinology

Director

Jul 2001 - Feb 2008

Administrative Experience: Holds an Executive MBA with a concentration in leadership and marketing from the Rutgers School of Business (2006) and have successfully completed a two-year diploma course in business of medical administration at the Johns Hopkins School of Business (2000). Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American College of Endocrinology, (FACE) Fellow, American College of Physicians, (FACP) Master, American College of Diabetes Specialists (MACDS) Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD), a former board of director, ISCD Scientific adviser, International Society for Clinical Densitometry Certified Research Contract Professional (CRCP) Fellow, Ceylon College of Physicians (FCCP) Fellow, International Neuropeptide Society (USA) Member, Royal College of Surgeons, UK (MRCS) Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, UK (FRCPath) Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, UK (FRCP) Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, UK (PhD) Doctor of Science, University of Peradeniya (DSc.)

Galveston, TX

Professor of Medicine/Endocrinology at University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

Feb 1994 - Jul 2001

Royal Postgraduate Medical School/Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Senior Lecturer

Royal Postgraduate Medical School/Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Feb 1983 - Mar 1993

Director, Biochemical Endocrinology Laboratory Consultant Endocrinologist (attending physician) Consultant Clinical Pathologist

Mnagement Experience

Expert Witness and Leadership & Process Consultant

Mnagement Experience

Medico-legal work [osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and general endocrinology]: (A) Pharmaceutical patent litigations [defending generics] (B) Defending litigations against osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures secondary to 'the use of' anti-resorptive pharmaceutical agents Former Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition and a tenured full-Professor of Medicine for over 20 years. He has a 38 years of border experience in teaching, basic, clinical and translational research, new drug development, industry collaborations, clinical an laboratory management, cost-effective and forward-thinking management decisions, philanthropic, grants and administrative experience that he will be bringing with him. He has delivered hundreds of invited CME and non-CME lectures globally for industry, academia, scientific and organizations philanthropic organizations. In addition to be a retired Air force Squadron Leader, he has, experience with patent litigations as an expert scientific witness, dealing with the media, legislature and the FDA. He has been a chairperson or a board of director of several non-profit foundations, and have conducted philanthropic work, over 40 years (please see below). He has successfully completed the National Faculty Education Initiative.

President, Chair, and Consultations

Member, Board of Directors

President, Chair, and Consultations

Board of Director Positions: • VasoGenix BioTech (1998-2003) • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) (2007-2009) • American Association for Endocrinology (AACE/national) (2011-2015) • American Association for Endocrinology (AACE/New Jersey) (2009-2014) • Samadhi Buddhist Foundation (2009-2012) • Turner Syndrome Foundation (2010-Cont.) President and the Chair of the Board of Directors, of following organizations: • Founding President, International foundation for Chronic Disabilities (IFCD); http://chronicdisabilities.org), • International Foundation Revitalization, Education, Empowerment & Development (I-FREED.org) (Founding President, former) • Founding President, Wimalawansa Foundation • Founding President, Education Trust Fund for Disadvantaged Children (WETF) • Founding President, Foundation for Preventive Health, Environmental Protection, and Research (PHEPRO.org) Pharmaceutical Industry-related Experience in Advisory Boards, Consultancy and Lectureships: • Amgen Pharmaceuticals • Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals • Novartis Pharmaceuticals • Procter and Gamble (NPF) • Aventis Pharmaceuticals (NPF) • Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals • Bayer Pharmaceuticals • Apotex, Inc. • Teva Pharmaceuticals

Newspaper articels related to envirnment and CKDmfo:

Educational articels

Newspaper articels related to envirnment and CKDmfo:

Series of articles in the Lanka Web: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/category/professor- sunil-j-wimalawansa/ Macro-economic articles in Guardian: http://www.slguardian.org/?cat=1165 SL-Guardian.macroeconomic.artilces-(Sunil.Wimalawansa) A candid study and action plan: Economic and social development for Sri Lanka. Published in three parts, in the Sunday editions of the Economic Times, June–July, 2006 (a series of three, half-page, featured, newspaper articles). Newspaper article related to CKDmfo: http://www.dailynews.lk/features/knocking-kidney-killer http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2013/11/24/fea06.asp http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article- details&page=article-details&code_title=98247 http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article- details&page=article-details&code_title=100405 http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/43526- water-pollution-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sri-lanka.html http://www.divaina.com/2015/05/07/ news07.html http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/05/07/ckdmfo-urgent-action-needed- by-the-government/ http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article- details&code_title=125383 http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150503/sunday-times-2/kidney-disease-in-ncp- focus-on-prevention-147418.html Series of articles in Lankadeepa newspaper (May 2015 onwards): http:// www.lankadeepa.lk/index.php/articles/326662 (article 1)

Nutrition/Vitmain D

Vitamin D

Nutrition/Vitmain D

(B): Vitamin D: 1. Wimalawansa, SJ. Vitamin D in the new millennium. Current Osteoporosis Res., 10:4-15, 2012 2. Wimalawansa, SJ. Vitamin D: What clinicians would like to know. Sri Lanka J Diabetes, Endo. & Metab; 2: 73-88, 2012 3. Wimalawansa, SJ. Vitamin D: An essential component for skeletal health. In, Skeletal Biology & Medicine: Bone & cartilage homeostasis & bone disease, Ann New York Acad. Sci., 1240: E1-12, 2012 4. Wimalawansa SJ. Vitamin D: Everything you need to know. Karu Sons, Homagama, Sri Lanka, [ISBN: 978-955-9098-94-2] 5. Grant WB, Wimalawansa SJ, Holick MF, et al., Emphasizing the health benefits of vitamin D, for neurodevelopmental disorders & intellectual disabilities, Nutrients, 6: doi:10.3390/nu60x000x 6. Grant WB, Wimalawansa SJ, Holick MF. Vitamin D supplements & solar UVB should be recommended to prevent escalating incidence of chronic diseases. BMJ 2015; 350, h321, 2015 7. Wimalawansa, SJ. Optimal intake of vitamin D: Sunlight isn’t enough, almost everyone needs vitamin D supplements. Exceptional Parenting (Eparent.com) 38-40, 2014

Errdication of CKDmfo

Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin

Errdication of CKDmfo

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) of Unknown origin (CKDmfo / CKDuo): 1. Wimalawansa, SA, Wimalawansa, SJ. Changing agricultural practices in dry zonal areas & escalating incidences of chronic kidney disease of multifactorial origin. Wudpecker J Agri & Environ,3, 110-24, 2014 2. Wimalawansa, SJ. Escalating Chronic Kidney Diseases of Multifactorial Origin in Sri Lanka: Causes, Solutions, & Recommendations. Environ Health & Prevent Med, DOI 10.1007/s12199-014-0395-5. 19, 375-94, 2014 3. Wimalawansa, SA, Wimalawansa, SJ. Agrochemical-related environmental pollution: Effects on human health. Global J Biol Agri & Health Sci, 3: 72-83, 2014. 4. Wimalawansa, SJ. Escalating CKDmfo in Sri Lanka: Causes, solutions, & recommendations— update and responses. Environ Health & Prevent Med, online, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s12199-015-0447-5 5. Wyne, KL,Wimalawansa, SJ. Screening and diagnosis of chronic kidney disease of multi-factorial origin. Pro. 5th International conference of sustainable build environment; “Prevention of CKDmfo.” [ICSBE/14/237], 234-43, 2014. 5. Wimalawansa, SJ. Environmental pollution-associated chronic kidney disease of multi-factorial origin in Sri Lanka (CKDmfo). Proc.-2014, Kandy, Sri Lanka [ICSBE/14/244]; 244-460, 2014. 6. Wimalawansa, S.J. Escalating chronic kidney diseases of multi-factorial origin (CKDmfo) in Sri Lanka: Causes, solutions, and recommendations —update and responses. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s12199-015-0447-5; 20(1): 152–157, 2015. 7. https://wimalawansa.org/sites/all/files/Olcott_Oration_2013_b.pdf

Education

Business School; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark

leadership marketing

Business School; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark

The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

leadership managmeent

The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

University of Peradeniya

medicine science

University of Peradeniya

University of Peradeniya

bachelor surgery medicine

University of Peradeniya