Care Philosophy

I like to learn about my patients and what is important to them. This helps determine the best treatment options.

Education & Professional Highlights

Jennifer Siriwardane, M.D. moved to Yuma after caring for patients as part of an outpatient general neurology clinic and providing inpatient hospital call coverage for Indiana University Health Physicians Community Medicine Neurology in Avon, IN. She received both her medical degree and completed her residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. When she isn’t taking care of patients, Dr. Siriwardane enjoys traveling, watching films, playing the piano, practicing yoga and hiking.

  • Medical Degree – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Adult Neurology Residency – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

“Previously Unreported RAPSN Gene Mutation Identified in Patient with Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome” by Jennifer Siriwardane MD, Cynthia Bodkin MD, and Katelyn Payne. Abstract presented at the AANEM for 2020 conference and winner of Resident or Fellow Member Award. Abstract published in Muscle and Nerve journal, October 2020.

“Predicting Stroke Mimics in Telestroke Consultations” Presented abstract as first author at the International Stroke Conference and the American Academy of Neurology Conference in 2021. VA National Telestroke data project with Dr. Linda Williams.

“Facial Nerve Palsy” chapter in textbook Emergency Neurology, editor Dr. Karen Roos. published June 2021

“Epstein-Barr virus infections of the nervous system” Jennifer Siriwardane, 2016. Review article published in MedLink Neurology online journal.

“Why am I so tired and sore?” Necrotizing Myopathy Poster presented at American Medical Women’s Association; Miami, Florida, March 2016.

Indiana University Department of Biology, 2010 Genetics lab, Hahn lab, working with Python computer coding to study evolutionary genetics. Assisted on paper “No Excess Gene Movement Is Detected off the Avian or Lepidopteran Z Chromosome”