Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialties: Trauma Service
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Computer Navigation and Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), Fracture-related Limb Shortening and Deformities, Fractures of Upper and Lower Limb, Hip and Knee Conditions, Hip and Knee Degeneration, Meniscus and Cartilage Injuries, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures, Post-Traumatic Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA).
A/Prof Goh is the chief of Trauma and Acute Care services, and deputy head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Education). His clinical interests are in the areas of pelvic and acetabular fractures, fractures of the upper and lower limbs, osteoporotic fractures in the elderly, sporting injuries, and hip and knee replacements. A/Prof Goh is a strong advocate of introducing the latest computer technologies into orthopaedic surgery. He is proficient in computer navigation-assisted pelvic trauma surgery, total knee and hip replacements, having begun training in this technique during his orthopaedic surgery training in the mid-2000s. He also began using various robotic systems (Robodoc, Makoplasty and Navio systems) in hip and knee surgeries since 2015, having undergone training in South Korea and USA. While working in London, A/Prof Goh was also trained in the Oxford partial knee system, and was subsequently the first to adopt this knee replacement system in Singapore when it was launched here in 2014.
As the department lead in education, A/Prof Goh is responsible for all medical students (Yong Loo Lin, Duke and Lee Kong Chian medical schools) rotating through the department. He has served as an examiner in local universities for medical undergraduates and the Royal College examination for surgeons completing their orthopaedic training.
He also trains doctors training to be orthopaedic surgeons by serving as a core faculty in the Singhealth Orthopaedic Surgery residency program. He conducts surgery training courses for surgeons at all levels by serving as course chairman or faculty in various local and regional trauma/fracture, hip and knee replacements and the Oxford knee partial knee replacement courses.
A/Prof Goh had qualified in medicine from the University of Cambridge in England in 2000. He then completed his orthopaedic specialist training and became a full-fledged orthopaedic surgeon in 2008 after passing his Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh fellowship exit examinations.
A/Prof Goh was amongst the pioneer batch of doctors who was awarded the Ministry of Health Training Scholarship in 2008. He went on to pursue an eighteen-month surgical fellowship in London, England. During this time, he worked with master English surgeons in two major London teaching hospitals. He was the pelvis, hip and knee replacement fellow at the St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust, and then a hip fellow at the Guys & St. Thomas Hospital NHS Trust.
Besides his clinical practice, A/Prof Goh has published articles in top peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals. He also reviews articles for local and international orthopaedic journals.
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