Dr Praka Sundaralingam completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of NSW and went on to complete a masters in medicine in clinical epidemiology at the University of Sydney. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

He then completed his post graduate medical training at Westmead and Concord hospital in Sydney training at some of Sydney's leading gastroenterology centres, including the world renowned Westmead hospital.

Praka has undertaken two fellowships in pancreato-biliary interventional endoscopy (ERCP and EUS), firstly at Liverpool (Australia) and then in Vancouver (Canada) where he worked performing biliary procedures at a leading liver transplant centre.

Dr Sundaralingam brings a high level of expertise in pancreato-biliary disease as well as general gastroenterology skills to Port Macquarie Gastroenterology. Praka is a thorough, thoughtful, hepatobiliary interventional endoscopist who provides high level service to patients at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology. The EUS service he provides enables patients on the mid north coast to avoid travel to major cities.

Clinical interests

Quality in Endoscopy

Hepatobiliary interventional endoscopy

Colorectal cancer screening and prevention

Management and monitoring of gastrointestional sub-epithelial lesions



MMed (Clin Epi)



GESA conjoint committee recognised for training in Gastroscopy (Adult), Colonoscopy (Adult), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and EUS - Gastro-esophageal and Pancreatico-biliary

GESA Colonoscopy Recertification in Adult Colonoscopy 2019 – 2022