Dr. Goh is a registered Sports Medicine specialist, and Principal Sports Physician with Sports Medicine International at Camden Medical Centre, Singapore. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1984 before furthering studies in Sports Medicine in the USA, where he graduated as the United States Sport Academy’s top student in 1988. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and the current Chairman of its Sports Medicine Section.
A clinician for over 30 years, he worked previously with the rehabilitation medicine department of Singapore General Hospital, and the Singapore Sports Council’s (SSC) Sports Medicine and Research Centre, where his patients ranged from recreational athletes to the country’s top sportsmen and women. He was chief medical officer for Team Singapore for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, and Team physician to several editions of the Asian and South-East Asian Games.
During the mid-nineties, he pioneered the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound as an in-clinic tool for evaluation and interventions. In 1998, he was the first physician in Singapore to study and apply ultrasound-guided Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. In 2008, he became the first sports physician in Singapore to use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for the targeted treatment of sports injuries. His work in these areas have led to numerous invitations to lecture and conduct workshops at in Singapore and around the world. He has been a faculty member of The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) in the USA since 2011, and has regularly lectured and conducted workshops at TOBI events in the USA. He was a Keynote speaker on PRP at the Australian Musculoskeletal Society’s Annual Meetinb in Adelaide in 2017, and at the first Biobridge Asia-Pacific congress in Sydney in 2018.
He was the former chairman, and is a current member of the Sports Medicine Subspeciality Training Committee under the Ministry of Health, and was an examiner in it’s Advanced Subspeciality examination. He serves on the advisory board of the Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine’s Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. He was the former Chairman for the Institutional Review Board of Temasek Polytechnic, and is currently Deputy Chairman for the Institutional Review Board of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Defence Science Organisation (DSO).
He has a deep commitment to clean sport and has served as Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Advisory Board for Singapore since 2011, and Chairman of the South-East Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (SEARADO) since 2012. He served two terms on the international board of directors of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO), and has been on several working committees in WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), including its recent Governance Review committee.