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Dr Buvanaswari P.

  • Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Psych) (S’pore), MRCPsych (UK)
General Adult Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Women’s Mental Health (Perinatal) 


Dr P. Buvanaswari obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She worked in a range of medical specialties and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 before entering full-time Psychiatry training. She obtained her Master of Medicine in Psychiatry in 2012 and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2014. She joined NUH after she completed her specialist training in Psychiatry in 2016.

She believes in taking a holistic approach to every patient. She has a special interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry, as well as the mental health of older adolescents and youth. She has an interest in teaching and mentoring and is involved in undergraduate medical education with NUS and supervising postgraduate trainees under the national residency programme in Psychiatry.

Journals & Publications

  1. N Abraham, P Buvanaswari, R Rathakrishnan, et al. A Meta-Analysis of the Rates of Suicide Ideation, Attempts and Deaths in People with Epilepsy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019; 16 (8): 1451. [IF 2.849]

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom


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