Nipunie S. Rajapakse, M.D.

  1. Infectious Disease Specialist
  2. Pediatrician

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Tropical and travel medicine
  • Global health
  • Outbreaks of novel or emerging infectious diseases
  1. 2016
    Masters - Public Health (Global Health)Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  2. 2015
    Fellow - Pediatric Antimicrobial StewardshipAlberta Children's Hospital
  3. 2014
    Resident - Subspecialty Resident, Pediatric Infectious DiseasesAlberta Children's Hospital
  4. 2014
    Diploma - The Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine - Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH)University of Alabama
  5. 2012
    Resident - PediatricsBritish Columbia Children's Hospital
  6. 2009
    MD - Doctor of MedicineUniversity of Alberta
  7. 2005
    BSc (Hons) - Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of Alberta

Certifications

  1. 2014
    Infectious DiseaseRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  2. 2013
    PediatricsRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Favorite Faculty AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  2. 2018
    Dr. Susan King Best Pediatric Abstract Award 2018Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada
  3. 2018
    Mayo Quality Review Board/Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development Award for QI Project Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Reducing the Unnecessary Empiric Use of Broad-Spectrum AntibioticsMayo Clinic Quality Review Board, Quality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  4. 2018
    Lecturer of the QuarterMayo Clinic - General Pediatrics
  5. 2017
    Lecturer of the Month (November)Mayo Clinic - General Pediatrics
  6. 2017
    Gold Quality Improvement Project - Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Reducing the Unnecessary Empiric Use of Broad-Spectrum AntibioticsMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  7. 2017
    Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectMayo Clinic Transcription Services
  8. 2014
    Associate Dean's Letter of ExcellenceUniversity of Calgary
  9. 2014
    Distinguished Service Award (Bronze)University of Calgary
  10. 2013
    "Health Through the Lens" Global Health Photography Competition WinnerThe Lancet

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    ConsultantHollywood, Health & Society, University of Southern California Annenberg Norman Lear Center
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberPediatrics Residency Recruitment Committee
  3. 2018 - present
    ConsultantMinnesota Department of Health - One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
  4. 2018 - present
    State Fair Planning Committee MemberMinnesota Department of Health - One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberImproving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) Infectious Diseases Workgroup (Children's Hospital Association)
  6. 2017 - present
    ContributorMayo Clinic News Center
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberInfectious Diseases Task Force of the Mayo Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberEnterprise Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee
  10. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic - Rochester Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberEmerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (World Health Organization)
  14. 2016 - present
    MemberPediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  15. 2014 - 2015
    MemberCalgary Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  16. 2014 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  17. 2013 - 2015
    MemberPediatric Infectious Diseases Conference Planning Committee
  18. 2013 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  19. 2012 - present
    MemberInfectious Diseases Society of America
  20. 2012 - 2015
    MemberAssociation of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  21. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  22. 2009 - 2015
    MemberCanadian Pediatric Society
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