Kaveri Nambisan is a novelist from India. She is also a surgeon who practices in rural India. Her career in medicine has been a strong influence in her fiction.
Kaveri Nambisan studied medicine in St.John's Medical College, Bangalore and then studied surgery in England.
Today she works as surgeon and medical advisor at the Tata Coffee Hospital in Kodagu, Karnataka.
Kaveri Nambisan began by writing under her maiden name Kaveri Bhatt for children's magazines. She wrote stories for the now defunct children's magazine Target. Under the name of Kaveri Bhatt she also published a novel, The Truth About Bharat, Almost. It is the story of a rebellious young medical student who begins a cross-country road trip on his motorcycle and one of the few campus novels in Indian Writing in English. The book went out of print and was recently re-released.