872 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124


Developing a state-of-the-art medical facility for the community of Camberwell has been a long-standing vision for the founder and Principal of Highfield Park Medical Centre, Dr Tilak Dissanayake.

Tilak brings to Highfield Park significant experience from his extensive medical career in both metropolitan and advanced rural practice, combined with a personable, friendly and diligent approach to patient care.

As part of his wide-ranging medical career, Tilak spent 11 years as the solo medical practitioner in the remote town in north-west New South Wales. His role included managing the 20-bed district hospital and providing extensive medical services at both his general practice and the hospital, providing 24hours oncall.

Tilak is a passionate advocate for bringing to metropolitan medical care the advanced skills, professional diligence and personalised approach that is typical of rural medical practice.

Special medical interests

Tilak has a special interest in skin cancer medicine and has performed over 15 000 skin cancer surgical procedures, including skin grafts and flap repairs.

He has undertaken continuing professional education in Skin Cancer Medicine since 2002, and in 1998 was a Senior Resident Medical Officer in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Alfred Hospital, where he worked in conjunction with the hospital’s Department of Dermatology (Victorian Melanoma Service).

Tilak was a lecturer in Anatomy at Monash University Medical School, along with being a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney Medical School. Currently he has been appointed as a Seniour Lecturer Melbourne University (Department of General Practice) and continues to train medical students (Melbourne University). 

Currently Tilak is an accredited GP Supervisor, teaching registrars into specialising in General Practice. He is a proficient doctor in Camberwell who offers support and encouragement to all patients, working with them to achieve positive health outcomes.

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Dr Tilak Dissanayake is a male GP in Camberwell, VIC.

Qualifications and Experience


  • 1994 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) from Monash University

Languages spoken

  • English

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