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Dr Arshvin Kesavan

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  • Associate Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Urology, Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MCI (S'pore), FAMS (Urology), FRCS Uro (Glasgow)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Urologic Oncology

Special Interests:

Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Enlargement, Urinary Stones


An alumnus of both Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, Dr Arshvin Kesavan studied Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he graduated on the Dean’s List with a Book Prize and Distinction in Surgery. 

He completed his surgical training at the National University Health System, serving as the Urology Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr Arshvin was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest score in the Academy of Medicine Urology Specialist Examination. He was also the top scorer for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Urology Specialist Examination. 

Dr Arshvin completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation under the MOH, Healthcare Research Scholarship with numerous publications in international journals and several research grants. He is a lecturer and examiner at the NUS, School of Medicine. 

Outside of his Urological practice, Dr Arshvin is actively involved in National Service and continues to serve as an officer in the Commando Formation.


  • 2022 - Gold Medal - FAMS Urology Specialist Examination
  • 2022 - Top Scorer - FRCS Urology (Glasgow) Specialist Examination
  • 2022 - First prize for Asian Urological Surgery Training & Education Group (AUSTEG) 'Innovations in Urology'
  • 2021 - Second prize for Asian Urological Surgery Training & Education Group (AUSTEG) 'Minimally-invasive Surgery'

Journals & Publications

  1. NRAMP1 and hGPX1 Gene Polymorphism and Response to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Therapy for Bladder Cancer European Urology, ISSN: 0302-2838, Vol: 59, Issue: 3, Date: 2011-03-01 Chiong E, Kesavan A, et al.
  2. Renal Artery Diameter Is a Surrogate Marker for Kidney Volume in Living Kidney Donors. Transplantation proceedings. 2018. Kesavan A, Tai BC, B A, et al.
  3. Right Living Donor Nephrectomies (RLDN): Retroperitoneoscopic VS Laparoscopic Transperitoneal Approach. Transplantation Proceedings. 2018. Tay WK, Kesavan A, Benjamin Goh YS, Tiong HY
  4. Re: Pembrolizumab Monotherapy for the Treatment of High-risk Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer Unresponsive to BCG (KEYNOTE-057): An Open-label, Single-arm, Multicentre, Phase 2 Study, European Urology, Volume 80, Issue 5, 2021, Page 671, ISSN 0302-2838, A Kesavan , Esuvaranathan K
  5. Are surgical fees between specialties fair? Singapore Med J. 2021 Nov 8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34749496. doi:10.11622/smedj.2021186. Kesavan A, Tiwari P, Shanker S, Esuvaranathan K
  6. Hospital readmissions for patients with prostate cancer are higher after radiotherapy than after prostatectomy. Investig Clin Urol. 2022 Jan;63(1):34-41. Kesavan A, Vickneson K, Esuvaranathan K.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Life Member, Singapore Urological Association
  • Member, Chapter of Urologists, College of Surgeons, Singapore
  • Member, American Urological Association
  • Member, European Association of Urology
  • Member, Urological Association of Asia

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