Dr Gowar is based at Life St George's Hospital in Port Elizabeth. She was raised in the Eastern Cape, completed her under-graduate studies at Stellenbosch University and then practiced in emergency medicine in South Africa and Ireland before commencing specialist training. Upon completion of her training, she entered private practice and pursues an interest in research (as a side line).
In her free time, Dr Gowar enjoys bird watching, photography, and reading. She is an avid hockey player and mountain biker.