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Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar

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  • Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK), FAMS (Paeds) (S'pore), MCI (S'pore)


Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)


Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar graduated from the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2009 with various Dean’s List awards. She subsequently obtained her postgraduate qualifications in Paediatrics in 2012 and has been on the Singapore Medical Council Specialist Register of Paediatricians since 2016. She completed a fellowship training in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the prestigious UC Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) institute USA, in 2022.  

Dr Ramkumar is currently a consultant at Child Development Unit (CDU), Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI), National University Hospital (NUH).

Dr Ramkumar’s clinical interests include autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders and she is committed to serving this group of children. In addition, she is actively involved in clinical research in the field having completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation under the National Research Foundation-Ministry of Health Research Scholarship. Her research interests include improving outcomes of children with autism, screen time and social-emotional development in children. She has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals and is passionate about doing research that translates into clinical improvements.

Dr Ramkumar is also a member of the Paediatric Ethics and Advocacy Centre (PEACe) in NUH and is actively involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate paediatric trainees.

Journals & Publications

  1. Aishworiya R, Protic D, Hagerman R. Autism spectrum disorder in the fragile X premutation state: possible mechanisms and implications. J Neurol. 2022 Jun 20. doi: 10.1007/s00415-022-11209-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35723724.
  2. Aishworiya R, Magiati I, Phua D, Daniel LM, Shek LP, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Meaney MJ, Law EC. Are There Bidirectional Influences Between Screen Time Exposure and Social Behavioral Traits in Young Children? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 May 17. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000001069. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35580310
  3. Aishworiya R, Valica T, Hagerman R, Restrepo B. An Update on Psychopharmacological Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neurotherapeutics. 2022 Jan 14. doi: 10.1007/s13311-022-01183-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35029811.
  4. Goh JX, Aishworiya R, Ho RCM, Wang W, He HG. A qualitative study exploring experiences and support needs of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in Singapore. J Clin Nurs. 2021 May 9. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15836
  5. Aishworiya R, Goh TJ, Sung M, Tay SKH. Correlates of adaptive skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2021 Mar 16:1362361321997287. doi: 10.1177/1362361321997287
  6. Aishworiya R, Biswas A, Tan MLN, Ho WLC, Joseph R. COVID-19 Pandemic and Children's Health - Mitigating Unintended Consequences. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Dec;49(12):1031-1033. doi:10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2020345
  7. Kang YQ, Lim TSH, Ragen ES, Tan MY, Aishworiya R. Managing Children's Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Providers and Caregivers. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 12;11:552823. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.552823.
  8. Aishworiya R, Kang YQ. Including Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Equation During this COVID-19 Pandemic. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Aug 20:1–4. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04670-6
  9. Aishworiya R, Chong SC, Kiing JSH. When Life is Put on Hold, How Do We Hold on to Life? Challenges and Opportunities in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics During COVID-19. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020 Jun/Jul;41(5):337-339. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000830
  10. Aishworiya R, Cai S, Chen H et al. Television viewing and child cognition in a longitudinal birth cohort in Singapore: the role of maternal factors. BMC Pediatr. 2019 Aug 16;19(1):286

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