Dr Dharshini Gopalakrishnakone is an obstetrician & gynaecologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
She is experienced in performing both natural childbirth and caesarean sections. She has trained in gynaecological surgery (hysterectomies, myomectomies, cystectomies), laparoscopic (key-hole) procedure and has a keen interest in hysteroscopic surgeries (a non-invasive procedure to surgically treat small masses within the womb). Her clinical practice performs intrauterine inseminations in the process of fertility management.
Upon graduating from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, Dr Gopalakrishnakone subsequently went on to obtain her Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Kingdom.
She was a clinical teacher and examiner with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS. She has conducted clinical skills workshops to train medical students and young doctors in obstetrics management. She was appointed chief registrar in 2011 at the National University Hospital.
An avid orator, Dr Gopalakrishnakone regularly participates at local and international obstetrician and gynaecology conferences. She has presented her research works at international conferences in Greece, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. She won the first prize for oral presentation at the Singapore International Congress on Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Aug 2011 for her paper on encephalitis related to ovarian dermoid cysts. A pro-life advocate, she has also published research on the incidence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in post-abortion females in Singapore.