Dr Gowri Karunakarar

Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Interest:

General paediatrics and adolescent medicine


Dr Gowri Karunakarar is an accredited Paediatrician and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. She received her MBBS and Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) from the National University of Singapore.

Dr Gowri completed her training in Paediatrics at the National University Hospital. Upon completing her training and before joining Raffles Hospital, she served in the Department of Paediatric Neurology where she developed an interest in looking after children with headaches and caring for adolescents. Dr Gowri’s practice includes all areas of general ambulatory paediatrics ranging from common childhood conditions like acute infections, growth and developmental concerns to adolescent care.

During her undergraduate years, Dr Gowri volunteered in the MINDS Youth Group, caring for persons with special needs. She also volunteered her time to tutor and mentor underprivileged paediatric patients. It was during this time that she developed her passion to pursue paediatrics as a career. Being a mother of two, Dr Gowri understands common challenges in the parenting journey and endeavours to help fellow parents. She believes in family-centered care and takes pride in understanding and building a relationship with her patients and family. Outside of work, Dr Gowri enjoys painting with watercolour and creating art and is thrilled to have her young ones join in the fun as well.


MBBS (S’pore), MMed (S’pore)