California Northstate University College of Medicine
Leonard Ranasinghe graduated from University of Ceylon with a degree in Agriculture. He came to the US in 1971 on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship and completed his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California at Riverside in Toxicology.
After one year of teaching biology at a four-year college in Alabama, he attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his medical degree in 1981. Dr. Ranasinghe completed his internship at the Kettering Medical Center in Ohio. He worked for a few years in the East Coast, and returned to California in 1988 to join the emergency departments at Kaiser in Sacramento. He took some time off and worked as an emergency medicine specialist for one year at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and for six years at one of the Saudi Aramco Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ranasinghe returned to Kaiser in April 2007 and retired from there in November 2010.
During the years he was at Kaiser in Sacramento, he was also an Associate Professor of emergency medicine at the University of California at Davis emergency medicine residency program. After retiring from Kaiser he went to New Zealand and worker an emergency medicine consultant for one and a half years. Since the time he returned from New Zealand in May 2012 he has been working part-time as an emergency physician. Dr. Ranasinghe started a free medical clinic in Sacramento, and helped to start two other free medical clinics in Sacramento area. He and his wife enjoys traveling, and he spends some of his free time to watch football and cricket.