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Sriya W. C. Gunawardena, MD

Job Title Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 9
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5055 Phone
412-692-7693 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1981 University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Biomedical Informatics certificate program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 


1991 Children's Hospital of Austin, Austin, Tex.
1989 Columbus Cabrini Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. 


1996 Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center, Houston, Tex.


  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


  • Rosas-Salazar C, Gunawardena SW, Spahr JE. Malignant pleural mesothelioma in a child with ataxia-telangiectasia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Jan;48(1):94-7.
  • Sidonio RF Jr, Gunawardena S, Shaw PH, Ragni M. Predictors of von Willebrand disease in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 May;58(5):736-40.
  • Dovey S, Krishnamurti L, Sanfilippo J, Gunawardena S, Mclendon P, Campbell M, Alway S, Efymow B, Gracia C. Oocyte cryopreservation in a patient with sickle cell disease prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: first report. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2012 Mar;29(3):265-9.
  • Sanchez de Toledo J, Gunawardena S, Munoz R, Orr R, Berry D, Sonderman S, Krallman S, Shiderly D, Wang L, Wearden P, Morell VO, Chrysostomou C. Do neonates, infants and young children need a higher dose of enoxaparin in the cardiac intensive care unit? Cardiol Young. 2010 Apr;20(2):138-43.
  • Shaw PH, Reynolds S, Gunawardena S, Krishnamurti L, Ritchey AK. The prevalence of bleeding disorders among healthy pediatric patients with abnormal preprocedural coagulation studies. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 Feb;30(2):135-41.
  • Ambrusko SJ, Gunawardena S, Sakara A, Windsor B, Lanford L, Michelson P, Krishnamurti L. Elevation of tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity, a marker for pulmonary hypertension in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2006 Dec;47(7):907-13.

Research Interests

  • Clinical research in Pediatric Hematology - Pediatric thrombophilia and other coagulation disorders; Sickle cell disease
  • Medical Informatics - application of Medical Informatics techniques to medical education and clinical research in hematological disorders

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Co-Investigator, Newborn Screening Follow-Up and comprehensive care for sickle cell disease in region 3 of Pennsylvania
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January 22, 2013
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Last Update
January 22, 2013