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Dr Gowreeson Thevendran

Dr Gowreeson Thevendran
Dr Gowreeson Thevendran
  • Island Orthopaedic Consultants


    3 Mount Elizabeth #05-08
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    6732 7290
  • Island Orthopaedic Consultants (Gleneagles)


    6 Napier Road #02-16
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    6476 1697
  • Specialty

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bristol, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Diplomate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine), UK
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Malay
    • Tamil


  • Dr Gowreeson is an orthopaedic surgeon practising in Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. His subspecialty interests are foot and ankle surgery, trauma/fracture surgery and the treatment of lower extremity sports injuries. He is particularly skilled in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
  • In addition to treating foot and ankle conditions, Dr Gowreeson treats ligament and cartilage injuries of the knee. He is also skilled in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and ankle, and performs minimally invasive fracture surgery.
  • He studied medicine at the University of Bristol, England on a full scholarship by the Public Services Department. He underwent basic surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK, and specialty training in orthopaedic surgery in the North West Thames. Thereafter, he pursued subspecialty fellowship training, spending 1 year at the University of British Columbia, Canada in foot and ankle surgery, 6 months at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London in sports surgery and 6 months at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in complex trauma and deformity correction surgery.
  • Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr. Gowreeson was Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery in the orthopaedics department at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). During his tenure at TTSH, he was also the associate programme director of the NHG Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Programme and the orthopaedic lead and assistant professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He continues to serve the orthopaedics department at TTSH as a visiting consultant.
  • Dr Gowreeson is committed to the development of foot and ankle surgery in Singapore. He was the chairman of the Singapore Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Course and the Singapore Foot & Ankle Expert Panel Symposium in 2014 and 2015. He is also a founding member of the Singapore Foot & Ankle Society.
  • Teaching is a passion of Dr Gowreeson. He continues to participate as an international faculty member at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) orthopaedics course, the Cambridge FRCS basic science course and the AO Foundation course. He is an external lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University and an examiner for the Master of Medicine (orthopaedics) exit exams at National University of Singapore.
  • Research-wise, Dr Gowreeson has a keen interest in cartilage regeneration and bioreabsorbable implants. He pioneered the use of Magnezix bioreabsorbable screws in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region and is a principal investigator in a multicentre trial evaluating these implants. He has authored over 25 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and was an invited speaker at more than 50 regional and international orthopaedic meetings.
  • Dr Gowreeson volunteers with Raleigh International, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and Out of Africa.


  • Public Services Department full medical scholarship (1995)
  • Enid Lindt Prize in Clinical Surgery (1998)
  • NHG Critical Talent Special Recognition Award (2012)
  • NHG Public Health Clinician Special Recognition Award (2013)
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Junior Travelling Fellowship (2013)
  • European Foot & Ankle Society Best Podium Presentation Award (2015)

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