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Adj Asst Prof Rajeswari Kathirvel

Adj Asst Prof Rajeswari Kathirvel


Head & Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: General Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Urgent O&G Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Rajeswari Kathirvel emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2000 and completed her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology with a special interest in high risk obstetrics and medical disorders in pregnancy. She worked there as a consultant in Hull & East Yorkshire Women's and Children's Hospital, Hull, UK before moving to Singapore. She has been working in KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore since 2014 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She is passionate about teaching and is an adjunct assistant professor in all the three medical schools in Singapore. She is fluent in English and Tamil languages.


  • FRCOG (UK) – March 2017
  • Maternal medicine ATSM (UK) – Dec 2010
  • Advanced LW practice ATSM (UK) – Dec 2010
  • MRCOG (UK) – May 2005
  • MBBS (India) – Jan 1997

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (May 2016 – present)
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
  • Head, Urgent O&G centre (January 2020 – present)
    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
  • Principal Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecology (April 2019 – present)
    LKC School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore (July 2017 – present)
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
    Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Core Faculty for CARE2 Program
  • Clinical Core Faculty Member
    SingHealth PGY1 Residency Program, Singapore
  • Physician Faculty Member
    SingHealth Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency Program, Singapore
  • Fellow
    RCOG International Representative Committee of Singapore


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Star – Jan 2019
  • Outstanding Patient Safety Champion Award – Oct 2018
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Gold – Jan 2018
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Silver – Jan 2017
  • Medsoc Outstanding Tutor Award – Oct 2016
  • Service from the Heart Award – July 2015

Research Interests


  • Getting back to the basics: Reintroduction of pelvic anatomy concepts for Obstetrics and Gynaecology residents
    Vallabhajosyula, Ranganath; Mathur, Manisha; Rajeswari, Kathirvel; Madan, Aggarwal Ieera; Kang, Julian; Mogali, Sreenivasulu Reddy; Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare.
    First published online June 26,2020.
  • One hospital department with three affiliated medical schools – Yea or Nay? A cross-sectional survey of students and tutors
    Lee J, Li M, Kam L, Tan H, Kathirvel R
  • Management of HIV-positive pregnant women: A Singapore experience
    Michelle Loh, Koh Cheng Thoon, Manisha Mathur, Rajeswari Kathirvel
    Singapore Med J 2020, 1-16
  • A Rare Case of Watery Vaginal Discharge due to Caesarean Scar Dehiscence following Brace Suture and Balloon Tamponade for the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage
    Koh K, Kanagalingam D, Kathirvel R. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol
    2020;2020:2064782. Published 2020 Feb 26.
  • An unusual case of intra-abdominal candidiasis following laparoscopic hysterectomy
    Wan K, Khoo CK, Kathirvel R, BMJ Case Reports 2019; 12: e227897
  • A rare case of spontaneous rupture of uterine surface vessels in pregnancy mimicking acute appendicitis
    Serene Thain, Kathirvel Rajeswari, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, March 2019.
  • An Unusual Case of Severe Preeclampsia in the Postpartum Period with Hemoperitoneum.
    Loh M, Kathirvel R. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2017; 9(4): 363-366.
  • Postmenopausal bleeding – a sign not be ignored Sonali P Chonkar, Rajeswari Kathirvel, Special Delivery, 2016; 65 (01): 10-12
  • Twin pregnancy with a complete hydatidiform mole and co-existent healthy fetus – unusual case of complete resorption of molar pregnancy
    Dalmia S, Sivakumar K, Kathirvel R, Phillips K, Coady AM.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, April 2013; 33(3): 312-3.

    Previously known as Rajeswari Navaneethakrishnan

  • Pregnancy outcome following emergency cervical cerclage
    M. Srinivasan, R. Navaneethakrishnan, S W Lindow
    Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2011, 1, 184-186 Doi: 10.4236/ojog.2011.14035.
    Published online December 2011 (
  • A randomised controlled trial of placental cord drainage to reduce feto-maternal transfusion
    R. Navaneethakrishnan, A. Anderson, S. Holding, C. Atkinson, S. Lindow; European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, March 2010,149 (1): 27-30.
  • Postnatal follow up of patients with gestational diabetes: one year onward
    B Ng, E Masson, B Alan, R Medlock, R Navaneethakrishnan, S Lindow
    Practical Diabetes Int, March 2009, Vol 26, No. 2, 98.
  • The effect of maternal methadone use on the fetal heart pattern: a computerised CTG analysis
    Navaneethakrishnan R, Tutty S, Sinha C, Lindow S
    British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2006, 113:1-3.
  • Recurrent Gestational Thyrotoxicosis presenting as hyperemesis gravidarum – Report of 2 cases
    R Navaneethakrishnan, S W Lindow, E A Masson, B Allan. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oct 2004, Vol 24, No 7, 774-775.

Research Trials

  • A randomised controlled trial of placental emptying (2005 – 2010)
  • Effect of methadone on fetal heart pattern (2004 – 2006)