Dr Yohan Samarasinghe is a highly esteemed consultant in general internal medicine and clinical pharmacology, based in Frimley. He specialises in diabetes and hypertension from his private clinics at both the Frimley Park Hospital and Spire Clare Park Hospital, Surrey.
He grew up in South East London, and was educated at Dulwich College. After training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School for his MBBS, he spent his junior years in London and the South East practising a variety of medical specialities. His registrar years in clinical pharmacology and general internal medicine were spent mostly at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. There he received valuable training in drug trials in the Kobler HIV Centre. He then went on to complete two and a half years of research for his MD at King’s College Hospital in the field of diabetes and was mentored by some of the best specialists in the field, like Michael Feher and Stephanie Amiel.
Having completed training, Dr Samarasinghe worked as a locum diabetes consultant at King’s and worked as a locum consultant in acute medicine at West Middlesex Hospital, in west London, before being appointed a permanent position as a consultant in acute medicine and diabetes at Frimley Park Hospital in 2009. Dr Samarasinghe is now the medical directorate lead for clinical governance at Frimley Park Hospital and chair of the drugs and therapeutics committee there.
Dr Samarasinghe has published numerous peer-reviewed publications in his areas of research, which include diabetes, insulin resistance and clinical pharmacology (drugs and their side effects). He is a member of a number of organisations, including the British Medical Association and Diabetes UK. Research interests include; diabetes, hypertension, problems with high lipids, including cholesterol and dyslipidaemias.