Jaffe Sports Medicine is pleased to introduce our newest team member, Dr. Chaturani Ranasinghe, a Double Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Medicine physician. Dr. Ranasinghe graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2006 and completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital with the University of Miami.
Dr. Ranasinghe will serve our patients at Jaffe Sports Medicine with abackground that includes the completion of one of the country’s highest-rated pain programs,at the prestigious New York University Medical Center, where she was trained by top experts exclusively in the field of pain medicine. Upon completing herfellowship, she practiced as a faculty member at both NYU and the University of Miami, at the Pain Institute, while also serving as the Director of the Wellness Center in the Department of Anesthesiology.
She was appointed as the Director of the Pain Medicine fellowship at the university and was an enthusiastic and inspiring educator, teaching future pain doctors that pain medicine is as much an art as it is a highly trained skill.
Dr. Ranasinghe comes to Jaffe Sports Medicine as not only a highly trained and informed doctor, but also with a passion for treating patient while practicing alternative options for patients with pain specific needs.
Dr. Ranasinghe is educated and experienced in all aspects of pain management, including the entire range of pain management procedures. However, she noticed a trend in her patient’s request for more holistic pain relief options.
Alternative treatment for pain can include acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage, aromatherapy, spinal manipulation, and many other forms of alternative pain therapy. These forms are used when a patient is unable to treat pain with medication for personal or other health related reasons, as well as patient preference. As with traditional approaches to treating pain, alternative approaches require the best knowledge and safety practices adhered to by the treating physicians. With an academic focus, she made it a point to gather the available literature and evidence for all treatments.
Dr. Ranasinghe took it upon herself to learn and utilize acupuncture in her treatments and incorporated other alternative healing methods into managing pain. In doing so, shecan now providefor more treatment options during an assessment of each patient.
She is an active member of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, an internationally renowned institution that promotes alternative and Western modalities in a patient-centric model. With her knowledge in advanced medicine, she will be a vital asset to Jaffe Sports Medicine and our patients.
Please request a consultation or make an appointment to see Dr. Ranasinghe today at Jaffe Sports Medicine.