Dr Kumarendran Balachandran MBBS (Jaffna), M.Sc. in Community Medicine (Colombo) MD in Community Medicine (Colombo)

Dr Kumarendran Balachandran

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kumarendran is pursuing a split site PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health course focusing his research on polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess and cardio-metabolic outcomes.

He is a Board Certified consultant in Community Medicine in Sri Lanka.

Kumarendran is also Senior Lecturer in a Medical school in Sri Lanka.


  • MD in Community Medicine, University of Colombo (2015)
  • M.Sc. in Community Medicine, University of Colombo (2010)
  • MBBS, University of Jaffna (2004)


Kumarendran completed his first degree in medicine in Sri Lanka in 2002. Later he specialised in Community Medicine by completing M.Sc. in Community Medicine (2010) and MD in Community Medicine (2015) from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He was a visiting academic in the Institute of Applied Health Research for one year in 2015/2016. 


Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess and cardio-metabolic outcomes


Kumarendran B, O'Reilly MW, Manolopoulos KN, Toulis KA, Gokhale KM, Sitch AJ, Wijeyaratne CN, Coomarasamy A, Arlt W and Nirantharakumar K (2018) Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in women: A longitudinal study based on a United Kingdom primary care database. PLoS Med 15(3): e1002542. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29590099

Dafoulas GE, Toulis KA, Mccorry D, Kumarendran B, Thomas GN, Willis BH, Gokhale K, Gkoutos G, Narendran P, Nirantharakumar K (2017), Type 1 diabetes mellitus and risk of incident epilepsy: a population-based, open-cohort study, Diabetologia, 60(2):258-261.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27796422

Toulis KA, Robbins T, Reddy N, Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Wijesinghe H, Cheng KK, Karavitaki N, Wass J, Nirantharakumar K. (2018) Males with prolactinoma are at increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease. Clinical Endocrinology. 88(1):71-76. doi: 10.1111/cen.13498. Epub 2017 Nov.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29044586

Caleyachetty, R., Thomas, G. N., Toulis, K. A., Mohammed, N., Gokhale, K. M., Kumarendran B., & Nirantharakumar, K. (2017). Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 70(12).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28911506

Toulis KA, Hanif W, Saravanan P, Willis BH, Marshall T, Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Ghosh S, Cheng KK, Narendran P, Thomas GN, Nirantharakumar K (2017). All-cause mortality in patients with diabetes under glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists: A population-based, open cohort study. Diabetes & Metabolism, 43(3), pp. 211–216.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28325589

Toulis KA, Willis BH, Marshall T, Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Ghosh S, Thomas GN, Cheng KK, Narendran P, Hanif W, Nirantharakumar K (2017), All-cause mortality in patients with diabetes under treatment with dapagliflozin: a population-based, open-cohort study in THIN database, J Clin Endocrinol Metab  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28323967

Athauda, L. K., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Kumarendran, B. & Kasturiratne, A. (2015). An ecological study for Sri Lanka about health effects of coconut. Ceylon Medical Journal, 60, 97-99.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26520863

Ebenezer R, Gunawardena NK, Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, Jukes MCH, Drake LJ  and de Silva NR (2013). "Cluster-randomised trial of the impact of school-based deworming and iron supplementation on the cognitive abilities of schoolchildren in Sri Lanka's plantation sector." Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 18(8): 942-951.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23837404

Goto K, Kumarendran B, Mettananda S, Gunasekara D, Fujii Y, Kaneko S (2013). Analysisof effects of meteorological factors on dengue incidence in Sri Lanka using time series data. PLoS One. 9;8(5):e63717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063717.Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23671694; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3650072.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23671694

Thadchanamoorthy V, De Silva S, Sarathchandra J, Kumarendran B (2012), Prospective analysis of ventilated patients in the Paediatric Medical Intensive Care Unit of Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Journal of Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, vol. 41, issue 3, pp. 114 – 117.  https://sljch.sljol.info/articles/abstract/10.4038/sljch.v41i3.4598/

Kithsiri Gunawardena, Balachandran Kumarendran, Roshini Ebenezer, Muditha Sanjeewa Gunasingha, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, and Nilanthi de Silva, (2011), Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections among Plantation Sector Schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: Prevalence after Ten Years of Preventive Chemotherapy, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 September; 5(9): e1341  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21980549