Clinical interests in lung, central nervous system (CNS), plus head and neck malignancies.
Dasantha is a thorough and experienced radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in malignant tumours of the lung, central nervous system and head and neck.
Dasantha offers collaborative patient-centred care in a multidisciplinary team environment. He has an interest in symptom control and is passionate about evidence-based care and the delivery of quality radiation therapy through modern treatment techniques.
Dasantha has a clinical research interest in lung cancer and also Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), as a cancer treatment technique. His research PhD focuses on primary lung tumours treated with SBRT and holds a Diploma in Palliative Care. He’s an investigator on several international and national clinical trials in his specialty areas and his work is frequently published in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver presentations at national and international meetings, as well as teaching and lecturing training oncologists and medical students.
Dasantha is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney, Director of Training at Royal North Shore Hospital for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and the president of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Lung Interest Cooperative (FROLIC).
Dasantha has played Sydney grade cricket for Campbelltown and Northern Districts cricket club and his proudest moment was hitting Russel Arnold (former international Sri Lankan test cricketer) for six in a tour match.