Following completion of MBBS in 2001 Dr Elangasinghe has worked in various parts of UK (Ayrshire, Mid Wales, Yorkshire, Norfolk and Leicestershire) as part of his medical and specialist training. He completed UK medical physician training by obtaining the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 (MRCP). During these 6 years he gained a vast amount of general medical experience (including intensive care, cardiology) which is a bit more than routine training and he is renowned for this expertise in medical dermatology as most skin conditions/ rashes have connections to internal medical problems.
Having obtained Joint Royal College Training accreditation in 2010 (MRCP Derm UK) Dr Elangasinghe was appointed as a full time NHS consultant in Dermatology in 2011 as soon as his training was finished.
Dr Elangasinghe was appointed a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2014.
Dr Elangasinghe has authored many publications in Dermatology and presented at national and international conferences.
Positions held in the past
- Consultant Dermatologist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT (2011-2016)
- Skin Cancer MDT Lead, North Derbyshire, Chesterfield (2014-2016)
- Vice chair- Skin Cancer NSSG, South Yorkshire and Humber (2014-2016)
- Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield (2012-2016)
Dr Elangasinghe maintains the most uptodate knowledge and experience in treating skin diseases ranging from skin cancer to rashes (inflammatory skin disease). He also has a special interest in science and the biology behind hair disorders. He is a clinician who uses a mixture of most advanced, novel treatments along with older well trusted ones in providing patients with a range of treatment options.