Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D.
Last modified on: 01-18-2021 20:55:55
Home Town: Lubbock, 1-15-2026
Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D. of Lubbock is the Peter C. Canizaro Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serving on the national Committee for Ethics and the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery. She serves on the Board of the American Burn Association, the Southwest Surgical Congress and the Lubbock Medical Society, in addition to representing the American Medical Association on the Residency Review Committee for Surgery for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She is a member of the Texas Surgical Society, and past-president of the North Texas Chapter of ACS. Dissanaike received her medical training from the University of Sydney, Australia, completed her surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Washington in Seattle before returning to Lubbock in 2007, where she has since been in active clinical practice as a trauma, burn, critical care, and general surgeon.