Kanishka Wijegunaratne, MD, Associate Medical Director

Kanishka Wijegunaratne, MD, is an accomplished, board-certified internal medicine physician and member of Platinum Medical Group. Dr. Wijegunaratne relishes her role as a hospitalist and focuses on hospital medicine in an effort to be easily accessible to the needs of her patients.

She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree with High Honors in Chemical Biology at University of California, Berkeley, and then obtained her Medical Degree at Chicago Medical School. In 2016, she completed her Internal Medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

As a hospitalist, Dr. Wijegunaratne goes to great lengths to be close with her patients, often getting to know them well. This helps her develop unique, effective, and personalized treatment plans. A true leader, she performs rounds at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Olympia Medical Center and the Marina del Rey Hospital, and also maintains the schedule for the entire team, including weekends and night shifts.

She focuses on hospital medicine, and therefore, she spends most of her day at work in the hospital where she can be easily accessible to address a patient’s needs. She also strives to get to know her patients, so that she can develop a unique treatment plan for each patient.

Dr. Wijegunaratne is a member of the American College of Physicians and serves on the Cancer Committee at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Her patients routinely comment on Dr. Wijegunaratne’s strong work ethic, empathetic manner and compassionate care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and close friends.