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Lilanthi Balasuriya

Psychiatry Resident

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Lilanthi Balasuriya
Lilanthi Balasuriya
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Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS (VA Scholar) is dedicated to serving as a physician who partners with her community to promote whole-person wellness and disease prevention. She is currently completing her residency at the Yale Department of Psychiatry where she serves as Chief of Medical Education. She is also completing a Public Psychiatry fellowship at Yale. 

Career and Research Interests: Dr. Balasuriya currently serves as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association. In this role, she is currently working on combating the vaping and electronic cigarette epidemic by working with local communities to further understand patterns of use and means of prevention. She is also committed to creating a physician workforce that is diverse and inclusive, which then goes on to serve our most underserved populations.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Arizona College of Medicine (2016)
  • MMS
    Saint Louis University (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Career Development Institute for Psychiatry (CDI)Career Development Institute for Psychiatry2020
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Second Year FellowSAMHSA2019
APA/APAF Member-Center for Workplace Mental Health CommitteeAmerican Psychiatric Association2019
Yale Public Psychiatry Resident2019
Harvard Macy Future Academic Clinician Educators Program2018
Connecticut State Medical Society Young Physician Leadership Curriculum2017
Pillar of HumanismUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine2016
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyArnold P. Gold Foundation2015