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Dr Kaavya Narasimhalu

Dr Narasimhalu Kaavya

MD, PhD, MRCP, MMed (Int Med)


National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology, Neurology, Neuroscience

Clinical Interest: Neurogenetics, Stroke, General Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Mitochondrial Diseases, Neurogenetics, Stroke.

Clinical Appointments

  • Institution Lead (SGH, SKH) SingHealth Duke-NUS Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Service Chief, Adult Genetics SingHealth Duke-NUS Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Kaavya is a clinician scientist with a focus on Neurogenetics and precision medicine. She is actively involved in genetics and pharmacogenomic research and clinical implementation. She works with patients with undiagnosed neurological disorders, and rare and genetic disorders.


  • ​Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (MD, 2012)
  • National University of Singapore (PhD, 2012)
  • Karolinska Institutet (PhD, 2011)
  • Washington University in St Louis (BA, 2005)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Instructor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Ministry of Health Genetic Testing Advisory Committee
  • Head, Adult Medicine, SingHealth Duke-NUS Genomic Medicine Center
  • Pharmacogenomics Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Genomic Medicine Center


  • First Prize, Impact on and Innovations in Clinical Practice Poster Award, 7th World One Health Congress 2022
  • Silver Award, National Neuroscience Institute Quality Service Award 2022
  • Institutional Lead, Singapore General Hospital, SingHealth Duke NUS Genomic Medicine Center
  • Institutional Lead, Sengkang General Hospital, SinghHalth Duke NUS Genomic Medicine Center
  • Organising Committee, Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2020
  • Associate Secretary, EXCO, Clinical Neurology Society (Singapore)
  • EXCO Member, Singapore National Stroke Association 2018-2020
  • Member, Khoo Scholars Programme
  • Outstanding Senior Resident Award 2016, 2018
  • Best Oral Abstract, Neurocognitive Symposium 2013
  • Executive Committee, Young Scientist Representative, Vas Cog Society 2011-2018
  • AAN (American Association of Neurology) 2011 International Scholarship Award
  • Local Organising Committee of Vas-Cog Conference 2009
  • Scientific Committee’s Student Representative, Vas-Cog Committee 2009-2011
  • VAS-COG Congress 2007 Fellowship

Research Interests

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Undiagnosed neurological disorders – genetic causes


Refer to Google Scholar for full list of publications:

Research Trials