Dr Gowreeson Thevendran: Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Gowreeson Thevendran - Orthopaedic Specialist

About Dr Gowreeson Thevendran

MBChB (Bristol), MRCS.Ed, Dip. Sports Med.Ed, FRCS.Ed (Trauma & Ortho.), FAMS (Singapore)

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bristol, England
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Diplomate Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Languages Spoken

  • English, Malay, Tamil

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gowreeson’s experience as an orthopaedic specialist has garnered him recognition. He holds an esteemed position as an engaged member of the following professional associations:

  • SICOT National Delegate for Singapore:
    Dr. Gowreeson represents Singapore as a National Delegate in the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT).
  • Scientific Programme Chairman for SICOT (2019 – 2021) and Education Academy Chair (2021 – 2024):
    Dr. Gowreeson’s leadership extends to being the Scientific Programme Chairman for SICOT, where he played a role in shaping the educational agenda for orthopaedic professionals. He also holds the position of Education Academy Chair, driving initiatives to enhance orthopaedic postgraduate education.
  • Foot and Ankle Council Member, APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association):
    As a council member of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), Dr. Gowreeson contributes to supporting orthopaedic care within the region.
  • Foot and Ankle Specialty Committee Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA):
    Dr. Gowreeson’s expertise is instrumental in the Foot and Ankle Specialty Committee, where he collaborates to enhance the understanding and treatment of various foot and ankle conditions.
  • Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific):
    Dr. Gowreeson’s involvement in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery showcases his commitment to disseminating knowledge and advancements within the field.
Gowreeson Thevendran Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Background

  • Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran is an orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with Island Orthopaedic, a centre for orthopaedic care under Healthway Medical Group. He specialises in addressing lower limb orthopaedic conditions, with proficiency in minimally invasive surgical techniques for foot, ankle, knee, and hip/thigh conditions. In addition to his focus on lower limb conditions, Dr. Gowreeson is also adept in trauma and fracture surgery of both upper and lower limbs.
  • His medical journey began at the University of Bristol, England, where he studied on a Public Services Department full scholarship. Following this, Dr. Gowreeson completed his basic surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London, and his higher orthopaedic surgical specialty training in the London Northwest Thames rotation. Thereafter, he pursued sub-specialty fellowship training at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, for foot and ankle surgery; Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, for sports surgery; and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital for complex trauma and deformity correction surgery.
  • Before venturing into private practice, Dr. Gowreeson held the position of Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedics, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). During his tenure at TTSH, he was also the Associate Programme Director of the NHG Orthopaedic Residency Training programme and Orthopaedic Lead and Assistant Professor for the Lee Kong Chian – Imperial School of Medicine. He continues to serve the Orthopaedic Department at TTSH as a visiting consultant.
  • Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Gowreeson is committed to improving the delivery of orthopaedic postgraduate education goals worldwide in order to improve patient care. He currently chairs the Education Academy of SICOT and leads the Virtual Orthopaedic Education Programme, collaborating globally to provide quality educational events. His commitment to teaching extends to serving as international faculty on various orthopaedic courses, including the Royal College of England FRCS (Orth) Course, Addenbrooke’s Cambridge FRCS basic science course and the AO Foundation Course. He is also an external lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University and examiner for the MMed (Orthopaedics) exit exams at the National University of Singapore.
 Dr. Gowreeson Foot & Ankle Surgery
Orthopaedics Specialist in Singapore
  • In the research arena, Dr. Gowreeson has a keen interest in cartilage regeneration and bioreabsorbable implants. He introduced the use of Magnezix bioreabsorbable screws in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, actively participating as a principal investigator in multicentre trials evaluating these implants. His contributions to the field encompass over 30 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 presentations at regional and international orthopaedic meetings.
  • Dr. Gowreeson’s dedication extends beyond his professional achievements. He is an active volunteer with organisations like Raleigh International, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and Out of Africa.


  • SICOT PIONEER Founders Award 2020
  • 2015 European Foot & Ankle Society ‘Best Podium Presentation’ Award
  • 2013 Singapore Orthopaedic Association Junior Travelling Fellowship
  • 2012 NHG Critical Talent Special Recognition Award
  • 1998 Enid Lindt Prize in Clinical Surgery
  • 1995 Public Services Department Full Medical scholarship

Current International Portfolios

  • SICOT National Delegate for Singapore
  • Scientific Programme Chairman for SICOT, 2019–2021 & Education Academy Chair (2021 – 2024) (Societe Internationale de ChirurgieOrthopedique et de Traumatologie)
  • Foot & Ankle Council Member, APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association)
  • Foot and Ankle Specialty Committee Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA)

Editorial Board Member / Reviewer of Scientific Journals

  • Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific)
  • International Orthopaedics

Most Recent International Speaking Engagements

  • WIROC Global (West Indian Orthopaedic Congress, April 2022) – Virtual Education in 2022
  • Tunisia Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meting, June 2022 – Advances in Ankle Arthro-Endoscopy techniques
  • SICOT Global Orthopaedic Leaders webinar, Oct 2020
  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) webinar on COVID & its impact on Orthopaedic Practice webinar, Sept 2020
  • SICOT-IFFAS Chronic Repetitive Sports Injuries webinar, August 2020
  • Indian Foot & Ankle Society Virtual Congress, Aug 2020 (International Faculty)
  • International Faculty, Bihar Orthopaedic Association, India, Foot & Ankle Webinar, April 2020
  • International Faculty, 2020 Global Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Congress @ Steps2Walk, April 2020


At OrthofootMD, we are dedicated to helping you improve your musculoskeletal health. Our mission is to discuss options and possible outcomes of various orthopaedic strategies, aimed at improving your well-being and enabling an active lifestyle.

As an orthopaedic clinic under Island Orthopaedics — a healthcare chain under Healthway Medical Group — OrthofootMD offers comprehensive orthopaedic health solutions. We provide advice on appropriate treatments, including flat foot surgery and knee replacement surgery. Our approach is rooted in understanding your specific needs and delivering suitable treatments to address your orthopaedic concerns.

Deep Knowledge In Orthopaedic

With specialised training and experience in lower limb orthopaedic conditions and trauma, Dr. Gowreeson’s years of expertise ensure that each patient receives the appropriate care designed for their orthopaedic needs.

Comprehensive Post-Surgery Plans

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gowreeson is dedicated to offering comprehensive aftercare plans designed to ensure sustained recovery. Each treatment strategy is tailored to the patient, supporting optimum rehabilitation and orthopaedic care in Singapore.

Supportive Clinical Team

Our clinical team, adept in managing a range of orthopaedic conditions, complements Dr. Gowreeson’s expertise. This team is dedicated to guiding patients throughout their journey, ensuring an optimum patient experience.

Convenience & Accessibility

With clinics at Mount Elizabeth Novena and Mount Alvernia Hospital, Dr. Gowreeson’s orthopaedic care is easily accessible. The orthopaedic clinic also offers assistance with medical claims, facilitating a suitable process for patients seeking financial support for their orthopaedic treatments.

Clinical Expertise In The Following Areas of Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery 
  • Minimally Invasive Trauma & Fracture Surgery 
  • Keyhole Cartilage Repair Surgery Of The Knee, Ankle And Foot 
  • Sports Ligament Reconstruction Surgery Of The Knee, Ankle And Foot 
  • Biologic Augmentation And Injection Therapies 
  • Flatfoot Assessment And Treatment 
  • Runners Injuries, Rehabilitation And Recovery Protocols 
  • Soccer Injuries, Rehabilitation And Recovery Protocols


1. What types of orthopaedic conditions does Dr. Gowreeson specialise in treating?

Dr. Gowreeson specialises in a range of orthopaedic conditions, focusing on lower limb ailments. His expertise may encompass sports injuries to degenerative diseases, offering treatment plans designed for each patient.

2. How do I schedule an appointment with Dr. Gowreeson?

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gowreeson, feel free to contact our clinics directly or use our online booking system. We offer a seamless process for you to consult our orthopaedic specialist.

3. Does the orthopaedic clinic accept emergency cases?

Yes, our clinic is equipped to handle emergency orthopaedic cases. We prioritise urgent care and ensure that patients receive timely and suitable treatment for their urgent needs.

4. How is post-operative care managed?

Post-operative care at OrthofootMD is managed directly by Dr. Gowreeson and his clinical staff. They provide personalised aftercare, ensuring each patient’s recovery is on track and optimally supported.

5. What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit, you can expect to be greeted by our receptionist and later proceed to your consultation with Dr. Gowreeson. You may also expect a warm, empathetic approach as we discuss your condition and explore suitable treatment options.


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