A recent addition to our Maryvale, AZ center, Dr. Pavan (as he is called) is board certified with 35 years of experience in Family Medicine. Born in Sri Lanka to a renowned physician, Dr. Pavan states it was his father’s unwavering dedication to his patients that inspired him to become a doctor also. He went on to study medicine at University of Ceylon Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a residency at Southside Hospital Bayshore-North Shore Medical System in New York.
Dr. Pavan speaks English, Tamil and Sinhalese, and has decades of experience with elder care, including caring for seniors recovering from surgery, hospitalization, and serious illness as well as helping patients make critical choices about end-of-life hospice care.
In addition to multiple rehabs and nursing homes, Dr. Pavan worked at Greenfield Health and Rehab in Lancaster, NY for 23 years and was Medical Director for the last eight. He also provided outpatient care for all age groups, working as an Attending Physician to the Family Medicine Residency Program at ECMC Hospital.
At CenterWell, Dr. Pavan enjoys getting a chance to meet and interact with the many diverse patients and believes that each person is unique and should be provided with compassionate care. ‘Help ever, hurt never’ is his philosophy of care, and he defines the right relationship with patients as ‘mutual respect with a focus on patient education.’
When Dr. Pavan isn’t caring for patients, he likes to garden with his wife, sing devotional songs, play drums, and do woodwork. He is proud of his two grown sons, also physicians, and his “four amazing grandchildren.”