Dr Deepani Rathnayake


  • MBBS University of Peradeniya, SRI LANKA (2001)
  • MD Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, SRI LANKA (2008)
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (2015)


  • Hair loss/ scalp disorders
  • Pigmentory disorders/ melasma/ vitiligo
  • Melanoma/ non melanoma skin cancers/ skin checks
  • Skin infections
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Hyperhydrosis
  • PRP treatment scalp and face
  • Dry skin/ best use of cosmeceuticals


  • English
  • Sinhala

Deepani obtained her MBBS with honours from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2001 and was awarded the Barr Kumar Kulasinghe memorial prize for surgery. In 2009 she obtained her MD in dermatology from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine -University of Colombo and while training for the MD she worked at The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Colombo and the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

She worked as a Dermatology Fellow at the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne from June 2009 to July 2010. She was the recipient of the Sixth Dr. D. A. Gunawardana Memorial Gold Medal awarded by the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists in 2010.

As a Consultant Dermatologist she practise in public and private hospitals in Sri Lanka for four years before joining a private clinic in Melbourne in June 2014. In February 2015 she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists.

Deepani has multiple publications in international journals on hair loss, pigmentory disorders, Dermoscopy of hair and depigmenting agents.