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Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar

Designations:
  • 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
Qualifications:
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK), FAMS (Paeds) (S'pore), MCI (S'pore)
Specialties:
Paediatrics
Sub-Specialties:
Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)

Biosketch

Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar studied Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore from 2004 to 2009 where she graduated with various Dean’s List awards. She subsequently obtained her postgraduate qualifications in Master of Medicine, Paediatrics and became a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) in 2012. Dr Ramkumar has been on the Singapore Medical Council Specialist Register of Paediatricians since 2016.

Additionally, Dr Ramkumar is actively involved in research in the field of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. She has completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation under the National Research Foundation-Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship. Her research interests include improving outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder, screen time and social-emotional development and sleep as well as its associated variables in children. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and is passionate about improving the outcomes of and services for children with special needs in the nation.

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

Journals & Publications

  1. 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
  2. Law EC, Aishworiya R, Cai S et al. Income disparity in school readiness and the mediating role of perinatal maternal mental health: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 2020, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S204579602000102X
  3. Lim MTC, Ramamurthy MB, Aishworiya R et al. School Closure During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic–Impact on Children’s Sleep. Sleep Medicine, Volume 78, 2021, Pages 108-114, ISSN 1389-9457, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2020.12.025.
  4. Zhong Y, Clapham HE, Aishworiya R, et al. Childhood vaccinations: Hidden impact of COVID-19 on children in Singapore. Vaccine. 2020 Dec 26:S0264-410X(20)31634-0. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.12.054.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Ong, CH. Ragen, ES, & Aishworiya, R. Ensuring Continuity of Pediatric Psychological Assessment Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. European Journal of Psychological Assessment (2020), 36, pp. 516-524. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000606
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Aishworiya, R, Kiing, JS, Chan, YH, Tung, SS, Law, E. Screen time exposure and sleep among children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2018 Aug;54(8):889-894.


 

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