Prof Christopher Goh
Prof Christopher Goh

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (ORL) Senior Consultant, Otorhinolaryngology

Prof Christopher Goh is an ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgeon with about 20 years experience in the field. He provides specialised care for patients with nose and throat conditions through his advance surgical techniques. He currently practices at his clinic in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre.

Upon his graduation from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS, 1985), Prof Goh obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Otolaryngology (FRCS Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1991). His training in Otolaryngology included a one-year stint at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland under the Health Manpower Development Programme Award. There, he was mentored by Professor Arnold Maran, a leading ENT-Head & Neck Surgeon in the United Kingdom. When he returned to Singapore, he completed his Advanced Specialist Training in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

In 1995, through the SGH Scholarship, Prof Goh went on to do a year-long fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery in Toronto, Canada. Under the mentorship of Professor Patrick Gullane, a world renowned ENT-Head & Neck Surgeon, Prof Goh successfully completed his training and was awarded the American Head & Neck Society Joint Council Certification for Advanced Training in Head & Neck Oncology.

Prior to his move to private practice, Prof Goh was the Head of Department and Senior Consultant of Otolaryngology at SGH. He remains a Visiting Consultant to the Hospital as well as to the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Teaching and moulding future generations of doctors is an aspect of medicine that Prof Goh has a passion for. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, a Clinical Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore as well as the Chairman of the Residency Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health which oversees the training of residents in Singapore. He has been Chief Examiner of the Otolaryngology Exit Examinations since 2007 and has been invited as an external examiner for several overseas examinations. Prof Goh has also previously served as the Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee in Otolaryngology.

Apart from his teaching commitments, Prof Goh is actively involved in the otolaryngology arena. He is currently the Treasurer of the ASEAN Federation of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He served as President of the Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and is a founding member of the Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology.

Committed to providing the best for patients, Prof Goh has helped train surgeons through several medical missions to countries like Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and Bangladesh, so that they can continue to serve their community. He is also presently the Chief Commissioner of St John’s Ambulance Brigade whose goal is to provide service to mankind through the promotion of first aid skills and CPR. Prof Goh’s dedicated care to his patients has also won him several Service with a Heart Awards, a national Excellent Service Award (EXSA) and the Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award. His commitment to work and patients was recognized with a Long Service Award the Singapore General Hospital in 2004.

Prof Goh’s work in ENT-Head & Neck surgery is highly regarded and he is frequently invited as a guest speaker at regional and international conferences. An extensively published surgeon, Prof Goh has more than 35 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals to his name. He is also a guest reviewer for several local and international scientific journals.

  • Awards

    Service with a Heart Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    January 2011

    Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award
    2011

    International Outstanding Leadership Award in Endoscopy
    China National Office for Science & Technology
    October 2010

    Best Oral Presentation (2nd Place)
    Malaysia-Singapore Otolaryngology Society Joint Meeting
    October 25 2009

    EXSA Star Award
    Excellent Service Award Committee & SPRING Singapore
    2009

    EXSA Gold Award
    Excellent Service Award Committee & SPRING Singapore
    2008

    EXSA Silver Award
    Excellent Service Award Committee & SPRING Singapore
    2007

    Service with a Heart Award October
    Singapore General Hospital
    2006

    Service with a Heart Award April
    Singapore General Hospital
    2005

    Heart of Gold Service Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    Jan – Apr 2004

    Long Service Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    April 2004

    Service with a Heart Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    April 2004

    Serving Brother of The Order of St John 3
    November 2002

    Service with a Heart Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    July 2000

    Best Teacher for Undergraduate Teaching
    Singapore General Hospital
    April 2000

    Service with a Heart Award
    Singapore General Hospital
    January 1998

  • Current Academic & Other Committee Appoinments
    Ministry of Health

    Chairman
    Residency Advisory Committee
    Specialist Accreditation Board
    Ministry of Health
    March 2010 to present

    Chairman
    Specialist Training Committee in Otolaryngology
    Specialist Accreditation Board
    Ministry of Health
    September 2006 to August 2011

    Designated Officer
    Human Organ Transplant Act
    Ministry of Health
    July 2007 to Nov 2012

    Ministry of Manpower

    Medical Specialist Panel
    Workmen’s Compensation Medical Board
    Ministry of Manpower
    August 2005 to Nov 2012

    Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports

    Medical Specialist Resource Person
    Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities
    National Council of Social Service
    Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports
    May 2007 to April 2010

    NUS / Duke-NUS

    Adjunct Professor
    Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
    April 2011 to present

    Clinical Associate Professor
    National University of Singapore
    July 2003 to present

    Coordinator, Yr 2 & Yr 4 Surgical Electives
    Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
    February 2010 to Nov 2012

  • Other Appointments

    Adjunct Professor Duke
    NUS GMS
    April 2011 - present

    Clinical Associate Professor
    National University of Singapore
    Jul 2003 – present

    Visiting Consultant
    National Cancer Centre
    1999 – present

    Chairman Specialist Training Committee
    Sept 2006 – 2011

    Chairman Residency Advisory Committee
    Mar 2010 – present

    Honorary Consultant
    Dover Park Hospice
    Jan 2003 – present

    Chief Commissioner
    St John’s Ambulance Brigade
    Jul 2012 – present

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