Dr Sujeewa Palagama

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy and Rural Medicine - School of Rural Medicine

Sujeewa Palagama

Phone: +61 02 67731782

Email: spalagam@une.edu.au


With a clinical background of general and trauma surgery, Obstetrics and gynaecology and rural general practice, Sujeewa Palagama is involved in teaching clinical anatomy, clinical and surgical skills and PBLs for years 1, 2 and 3 in the School of Rural Medicine. Equipped with a Masters degree in Medical Research, he is interested in conducting research in anatomy, surgical training and simulations.


MBBS, MD - Surgery (part 1), MMedRes


Member of Australian and New Zealand Clinical Anatomists
Member of Australian Association for Academic Primary Care
Member of Royal Australian Collage of General Practitioners
Member of Sri Lankan College of Surgeons
Member of Sri Lanka Medical Association

Teaching Areas

Clinical Anatomy
Clinical skills
Surgical skills
Problem Based Learning
Anatomical Pathology

Research Interests

Evidence Based Anatomy
Evidence Based Medicine
Simulation in medical education


Effect of delay to surgery on peri-operative outcome in acute appendicitis.
De Silva W.D.D., Abeysekera W.Y.M., Palagama S.P.W., Wijegunawardene S., Wijesinghe P., Banagala A.S.K., Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31 (S1):32

Developing and implementing an online CPD module on management of breast carcinoma for general practitioners in Sri Lanka – The Need analysis.
Palagama S. P. W., Pathirana T.I., Nazeer I., Karunathilake I.

Bilateral chondroepitrochlearis – a rare anomaly of Pectoralis major: A case study and review of its clinical and phylogenetic significance
Palagama S.P.W., Barton M.J., Tedman R.A., Forwood M.R.,

A rare aberration of spleen with multiple notches and splenules associated with other anatomical anomalies: A case study and review of its clinical significance
Pathirana T.I., Barton M. J., George M., Tedman R.A., Forwood M.R., Palagama S.P.W.

Research Supervision Experience

MBBS (Sri Lanka), MD (Bond)

Clinical Skills and Experience

Member of Sri Lankan College of Surgeons