Dr Manawadu is a graduate of the University of Ceylon, a former colony of United Kingdom and the Ministry of Overseas Development of United Kingdom awarded a scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of London for an approved course of studies and was awarded the Master of Science degree in a competitive examinations to be selected to pursue degree of Doctor of Philosophy awarded by the University of London He was the only student to be awarded with a mark of distinction and which secured him bench space at the prestigious Nuffield Institute in London (Equivalent our Cal Tech or MIT) and his work was supported by a grant from the World Health Organization. After receiving his Ph.D. Dr. Manawadu decided to further his practice of medicine in clinical sciences which culminated in being admitted for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was selected for the post of Senior Registrar at the University College Hospital of the University of London, when he was recruited by Talent recruiters from USA enticed him with an offer of permanent USA immigration visa and fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, NY. In 1976, Dr. Manawadu was recruited to University of Colorado Medical School where he was the chief of Anesthesia at Denver General Hospital, one of the four hospitals of the faculty of Medicine. In a very short time Dr.Manawadu was promoted rapidly to a tenured Associate Professorial appointment for his outstanding work with the world’s first Liver Transplant Surgeon, Starzl, MD and his Chief Dr. Aldrete, famous for Aldrete score used as a national standard in scoring recovery in the Post Anesthesia Care Units. While working in the University of Colorado, Dr. Manawadu was contacted by Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA and was asked to setup the anesthesia program for the hospital in the growing Tri-Cities area. After enamored by the gracious hospitality of the community, Dr. Manawadu committed to exclusively run the Anesthesia Department at Kadlec Hospital. From 1981 and for the next 25 years, Dr. Manawadu was Chief of Anesthesia at Kadlec Regional Medical Center helping to the growth of the hospital. He continued his specialization further in Pain Medicine and awarded by examination received his Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, in 2003.
Dr. Manawadu’s main passion is pain medicine including acute and chronic pain, challenging cases of neuropathic pain, cancer pain etc. His extensive and broad training in all aspects of pain medicine (medication management, various interventions, psychology of chronic pain, addiction medicine etc.) help in diagnosing and treating and managing these difficult patient cases. He is well versed with the high technological modalities of intra-thecal administration of medications via implanted infusion pump devices and stimulating the spinal cord with implanted spinal cord stimulators. His experience and diverse clinical background allows him to deal effectively with various medical, psychological and surgical problems of patients with acute/chronic pain. New patients are welcome.
Dr. Nemri’s main passion is pain medicine including acute and chronic pain, difficult cases of neuropathic pain, cancer pain etc. Challenging cases are welcome. He has been fully trained in all aspects of pain medicine (medication management, various interventions, psychology of chronic pain, addiction medicine etc.). He is a strong believer that Pain Medicine is way more than just “prescribing narcotics and do injections”. His extensive clinical background allows him to deal effectively with various medical, psychological and surgical problems patients with acute/chronic pain often present with.
Dr. Ryskin graduated from St. Petersburg Pavlov Medical University in 1993. He completed residency in Hematology/Oncology and worked in one of the largest medical hospitals in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received an additional training in intensive care and bone marrow transplantation in ICU/BMT departments in St. Petersburg and Hamburg, Germany. He came to the US in 1999 to continue his medical education. He had finished his residency in Anesthesiology at Yale in 2003 and fellowship in Pain Management at Oregon Health and Science University in 2004. Up until recently he was working in Saint George, Utah in private practice as pain medicine doctor and an anesthesiologist.
Dr. Ryskin is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and its subspecialty Pain Medicine. New patients are welcome.