Kavery 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.She spent her early years in Madikeri. She studied medicine in St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore from 1965 and then studied surgery at the University of Liverpool, England, where she obtained the FRCS qualification. She worked as a surgeon in various parts of rural India before moving to Lonavala to start a free medical centre for migrant labourers.Nambisan works as surgeon and medical advisor at the Tata Coffee Hospital in Kodagu, Karnataka, and is the Chief Medical Officer for Tata Coffee.Kavery Nambisan began by writing under her first married name Kavery Bhatt for childrens magazines.
She wrote stories for the now defunct childrens magazine Target. She also contributed to Femina and Eves Weekly.