Dr. Kawshi De Silva
Te Atatu South Medical Centre
Dr De Silva has lived in New Zealand for the past 24 years, working in a wide range of fields. Born in Sri Lanka, Dr De Silva studied her medical degree in Bangladesh and completed her Masters in Public Health at Otago University after migrating to NZ.
In addition, she is a member of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care Physicians and working towards a fellowship in the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Dr De Silva's NZ career began in Public Health and she has held leading roles within the Cancer Society of NZ, the Heart Foundation, and the Problem Gambling Foundation.
She has passionately advocated for the health of communities regarding cancer prevention, heart health, mental health, Asian health and problem gambling. Dr De Silva continues to support these issues whilst working as a General Practitioner.
Dr De Silva is also qualified with a certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery from Queensland University Australia. She now offers mole checks, cryotherapy, punch biopsy and skin cancer removals.
Dr De Silva is trained in Interventional Pain Management and Injection Therapy of the Lumbo-Sacral, Cervical Spine and Extremities and other pain management procedures including Protein Rich Precipitate (PRP) injections to large and small joints, spinal injections such as facet and sacroiliac injections, trigger point injections, prolotherapy, and others.
Dr Desilva has also completed a Certificate in Dermatology at the University of Queensland.