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Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location CC Orthopaedics Canfield
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Sinhala
Surgeon No
CC Orthopaedics Canfield
Primary Location

CC Orthopaedics Canfield

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Medical Weight Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Diabetes - Type 2
  • Goiter
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid and Pregnancy
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About Peminda Cabandugama, MD

Dr Cabandugama is from Colombo, Sri Lanka but has been living, studying and working in the US since 2003.He completed his undergraduate degree (Bsc [Hons]) with a double major (Cell and Molecular Biology/Allied Health) and a minor (Biochemistry) at Winona State University in Winona, MN. He then went on to get a MD from St George's University, Grenada West Indies.

Dr Cabandugama completed his residency in Internal Medicine (including a 4th year Chief Residency) at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. He then went on to do his fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, MO.

Dr Cabandugama is board certified in Internal Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Obesity Medicine

His interests are Weight Management and management of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Missouri
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (IM)
Columbia, MO USA

Residency - Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - St George's University School of Medicine
Grenada West Indies, Grenada

Undergraduate - Winona State University
Double Major: Cell and Molecular Biology/Allied Health, Minor: Biochemistry
Winona, MN USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights

  • Chair-Elect, Clinical Practice Section, The Obesity Society (TOS), 2024-present
  • Director of Digital Obesity, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH, 2022-present
  • Faculty, Obesity Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH, 2022-present
  • Vice President, Midwest Obesity Society, 2019-2023
  • Member of The Obesity Society (TOS) Spokesperson Network, 2021-present
  • Member of Obesity Medical Association (OMA) Outreach Committee, 2021-2023 
  • Member of Advisory Board, Midwest Obesity Society, 2018-present 
  • Member of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Item Writing Committee, 2021-2022
  • Associate Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine, 2017-2019


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Obesity Medicine

Specialty Interests

Weight Management -Diabetes Mellitus Type 2/Type 1 (non-pump) -Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism -Thyroid disease with pregnancy

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Best Endocrinology Teaching Faculty for UMKC Endocrinology Fellowship Program 2020-2021; University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Excellence in Teaching Award- Top 10% of Teaching Faculty for UMKC Internal Medicine Residency Program 2020-2021; University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Recipient- Golden Key International Honors (2006)
  • Recipient-Tri-beta Honors (2006)Recipient-Dr. E. W. Haesley Scholarship for exceptional promise as a Pre-Medical Student (2005)

Innovations & Patents


  • Midwest Obesity Society (Founding Member)
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
  • The Obesity Society (TOS)
  • Obesity Medical Association (OMA)
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Tri-beta Honor Society, Winona State University, MN
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/13/2024, Dr. Cabandugama has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

236 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Very nice caring physician!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Doctor explained and answered all my questions. Addressed every concern I had.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. C is top notch!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr C was excellent! He spent time with me, answered all my questions and concerns, and made me feel valued as a patient that he is invested in my care and gave me 100% during my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. C is the best!! He's attentive, addresses my concerns, and provides great feedback for future success. He always has a positive attitude.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I am very happy with Cleveland clinic, the physicians there are excellent very professional and it helped me with my medical issues to Great satisfactory satisfactory

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Cabandugama was very detailed in his evaluation and explained treatment plan to us . Julie was So helpful in getting us online . She really took the time to help us with each step !

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Very direct and kind. Professional answers all question but is very clear with instruction! One of the best Dr encounters I have ever add.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Learned more about a concern in this session, than previous face-to-face visits with my primary care dr over the past 3 years.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I am very impressed with the quality of care I received. I look forward to many years of care from Dr.Cabandugama.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. C listened to my medicine history and put me on the drugs that would do the best job. My sugar level tests have already dropped substantially.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. C is very thorough and complete in his explanations of the examination, test results and any resulting care he orders.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I like Dr. C very much.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr C and Julie have helped me so much, they're just stellar. I've been with this office a year and I'm so so grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr C is always ver patient with me

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr C's office staff is fantastic!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr C is very positive and encouraging. Easy to talk with listens to my concerns and addresses them completely and in a way I understand.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

The Dr. Listens to your needs and shows empathy and total professionalism.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Very caring, asked me if I had any questions or concerns, he listened to me!!! Most doctors don't even care, This Dr. Does!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. C is always caring and explains everything in a way that is easily understood. He always makes sure that I am comfortable and takes time to answer any questions!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

He is the kindest most understanding Doctor I've met

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. C was fantastic. He handled my visit with great care. I cried because I was terrified but he was calm and compassionate. Everyone deserves that level of care, respect, understanding, and kindness.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

We always have a great experience with this doctor. He takes his time in the room with us and explains things well and answers all of our questions, sometimes a couple times!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Listened to me and my history and explained everything. Very good appointment

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Cabandugama is excellent. He is personable and compassionate. I always feel heard and my concerns addressed after our appointments.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

He listens to all our questions & give's understanding answers! He doesn't tell us this is the way you have to do it. He listens & helps us decide the BEST way! & we have recommended Dr C!!!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

The dr is very knowledgeable and listens to any questions and concerns I may have compassionately and with great care. His bedside mannerisms are excellent and he has abundant patience throughout the visit. He truly cares about my wellbeing. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Was very good at asking questions and informing me of my sickness

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

First visit with the doctor,he was very easy to talk with about my medical needs

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Very nice dr.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Cabandugama & he was excellent. He went over a treatment plan with me & discussed various treatment options.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Really fantastic manner. He's very capable and took care to make sure I understood everything and that any questions were answered. I was impressed with him

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

He's clearly very knowledgeable and explains things well, but it's clear that he has his plan and my thoughts/preferences/concerns are not really a factor. I deeply value his knowledge and expertise, but I didn't exactly feel like he was listening to me and he could have come up with my care plan from my chart without including me.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr.C is a wonderful doctor. Caring,compassionate, and a great listener. The best dr. I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr C is caring, thorough and patient. He takes his time, is honest and helpful and efficient. I finish my visits with him feeling like my concerns or questions were fully answered and I am grateful to be a patient of his.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Cabandugama is an excellent care provider. I feel heard and my concerns addressed during my appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

I am thankful to have an attentive and knowledgeable endocrinologist in Dr. C. I am also grateful for Julie, Dr. C's nurse, as she is excellent, responsive, and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr C. Was so professional and knowledgeable. Made me feel so comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I recommend Dr C to everyone looking for a doctor.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

The doctor was wonderful super wonderful. I would tell everybody about him. He answers all your questions. He's very concerned on what you think he hears you out and he's very attentive to what you're saying. I'm just amazed I really like this doctor.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. C was wonderful and had a way to explain every problem or question I had in a way that made sense and I could understand.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Cab is a very compassionate doctor. He is easy to talk to and care about his patients.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Would definitely recommend this doctor to any family, or friends

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. C is outstanding...exceptional actually. His optimistic and encouraging approach is so refreshing. My sister and her husband now want to change their doctor to him. I'm also achieving results!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

This was the best experience with a doctor that I have ever had. Dr. C cared about my health and treatment plan and was very encouraging.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. C was very friendly and caring. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Awesome experience with Dr C and team we left there in awe regarding Dr C pre partners and his direction he wanted to take my treatment

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. C spent a lot of time going through my medical history. He was able to address my concerns. I've had some recent problems regards medications. Dr. C listened to my concerns. We worked together regarding a treatment plan. I felt heard. He also made some suggests for other treatment areas to assist with my current medical concerns. Also I felt like I wasn't rushed through the intake. I had plenty of time to get all concerns out and discussed.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr C makes me feel like he is my partner in my health journey. He takes the time to explain and makes sure I understand and am comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr C was amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He spent the time to explain my condition and answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend him!

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