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Dr Goh studied Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and graduated with Honours in 1992. He was the recipient of numerous undergraduate distinctions throughout medical school including the prestigious Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship, Andrew Dixon Prize, the Upjohn Prize, Walter Smith prize, the William Fearon Medal and the John Purser Medal.
He trained in Gastroenterology, Liver medicine and General Medicine at St. James Hospital and Mater Hospital in Dublin. His research work into endogenous anti-inflammatory braking mechanisms in human models of intestinal inflammation under Professor Hugh Brady and Professor Padraic MacMathuna led to an M.D thesis awarded from University College Dublin in 2001. The presentation of his thesis work was awarded the Astra Gold medal by the Irish Society of Gastroenterology in 2000.
After completing his training, he served as University Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 2000. He pursued a post-CCST fellowship at Addenbrooks Hospital at Cambridge and was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust in 2002. He is a nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist and leads the Bowel Cancer Screening programme at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. His areas of expertise include advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy, Inflammatory Bowel disease, bowel cancer screening, primary sclerosing cholangitis, constipation and medical education. He pursued short visiting fellowships at the endoscopy units at St Mark's Hospital, London and the world-renowned Tokyo National Cancer Centre, Japan.
His commitments in Medical Education are reflected in academic qualifications and peer-reviewed publications in education as well as important teaching and leadership roles including appointments as Honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, postgraduate Clinical Tutor and Foundation program Director at University Hospital Birmingham, Royal College of Physician College Tutor, and associate editor of the World Journal of Gastroenterology. He is actively involved in clinical research and serves as principal and sub-principal investigations in various clinical trials.
Dr Goh has published on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, functional bowel disease, GI bleeding, General Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He was recipient of the Astra Gold Medal in Gastroenterology in 2000 and named JMS Doctor of the Year for best research in Gastroenterology in 2003. In his spare time, Dr Goh pursues music, fitness, reading, film, travel, photography and gastronomy.
Areas of interest
Endoscopy - lower GI; Dyspepsia (indigestion); Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Gastro-intestinal endoscopy; Malabsorption; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Constipation; Dysphagia; Endoscopy - therapeutic; Abdominal pain; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Nutrition; Diarrhoea;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and lead for Bowel cancer Screening at QueenElizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Postgraduate Clinical Tutor, QEHB
Royal College of Physicians Tutor
Bowel Cancer screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Trials, GI Bleeding, constipation, IBS, Medical Education
Keeping fit, classical music and opera, photography, cooking, traveling, reading
Multiple undergraduate prizes and medals for achievements in anatomy and Pharmacology at Trinity College Dublin.
Astra Gold Medal in Gastroenterology in 2000 and JMS Doctor of the Year for best research in Gastroenterology in 2003
Part of Bowel Cancer Screening team who was runner up at the Innovation prize at the Best In Care Award at Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2012
English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay
Multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in intestinal inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, functional bowel disease, nutrition and medical education
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians (London), Royal College of Physicians (Ireland), Midland Gastroenterology Society, National Association of Clinical Tutors