Dr Praveen Thanthrige
General and Skin Cancer Practitioner
FRNZCGP, MBBS (Sri Lanka), PGcertWomen's Health (University of Otago), Certificate in Dermoscopy ( Skin Cancer College Australasia), Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (Skin Cancer College Australasia)
Not accepting any new patient enrolments
Dr Thanthrige studied at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, graduating in 2007. After working for three years as a medical officer in Sri Lanka including rural hospitals, he moved to New Zealand in 2011. Before joining HMC, Praveen spent several years working in Auckland hospitals, mainly at Waitemata DHB doing various rotations including General medicine, Orthopaedics and extended rotations in Womens' health, General surgery and Emergency medicine.
Praveen believes in the holistic approach to patient care, the continuity of care and the concept of "family doctor" when looking after his patients. His sub-speciality interests include minor surgery and skin lesions/dermatoscopy and plans to further expand his knowledge in these areas. He frequently attends various seminars, symposia and workshops to keep himself up to speed with the constantly updating medical knowledge. Dr Praveen Hetti Thanthrige is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia. This means that he has successfully completed a high level of training with the College and has proven skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer.
Being Sri Lankan, Praveen is fluent in English and Sinhalese and enjoys going on nature treks/walks, mountain biking and listening to music as a form of relaxation during his spare time. His other interests involve computers and electronics, motor mechanics, cooking and spending time with his family.