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Dr Goh Paul

Dr Goh Paul

​MBBS, MMed(Family Medicine),PGDL(UK) Medial Law & Ethics, FCFP(S), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Director, Polyclinics Development

Clinical Appointments

  • Polyclinics Development SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Family Physician SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics

Academic Appointments

  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine
  • Clinical Physician Faculty, SingHealth Family Medicine Residency


​Dr Paul Goh is currently the Director of Polyclinics Development in SingHealth Polyclinics. He is also a Senior Consultant managing the full spectrum of primary care conditions. He has also served in several senior leadership roles such as the first Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth Polyclinics, as well as in the Ministry of Health. He was also awarded a Health Manpower Development Fellowship in Melbourne for Family Medicine at the Royal Australian College of Family Physicians, Monash University, Alfred Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. As a medical educator, he is Adjunct Assistant Professor of both Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and Clinical Physician Faculty in the SingHealth Family Medicine Residency Programme. He is examiner in the GDFM and Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) Examinations and Chief Examiner of the Collegiate as well as the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians Exit Examinations.  As a senior clinician and educator, he is also Censor-in-Chief of the College of Family Physicians, where he plays a key role overseeing and setting the standards in all the training programmes conducted in the College of Family Physicians, Singapore. He was also the first Co-Chair of the Primary Care Advisory Council at the Eastern Health Alliance/CGH, working collaboratively with GPs to improve the delivery of care in the Community. He is actively involved in the teaching of Medical Law and Ethics to doctors and is currently the Deputy Chair of the SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board E.


  • ​Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, FAMS
  • Fellow of College of Family Physicians, Singapore, FCFP(S)
  • PGDL(UK) Medical Law & Ethics
  • Master of Medicine (Family Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Censor-in-Chief, College of Family Physicians, Singapore
  • Deputy Chair, Centralised Institutional Review Board, SingHealth
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Medical Assessor, Singapore Medical Council
  • Member, Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council


  • ​Long Service Award  (30 years)SingHealth
  • SingHealth Service Quality Award (Star) 
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • National Day Long Service Award , Pingat Bakti Setia
  • Distinguished Educators Award , College of Family Physicians, Singapore
  • Merit Award, MOH Clinical Quality Improvement Conference
  • Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests

Topics related to the field of Family Medicine


  • Paul Goh. An Outpatient approach to vaginal discharge. Singapore Family Physician SFP Vol 22 No 1 Jan/Mar 1996
  • Paul Goh. Type II Diabetes Mellitus (Editorial). Singapore Family Physician Vol 24 No.2  Apr/Jun 1998
  • Paul Goh, Lim FS, Han HH, Willems P: Safety and Immunogenicity of Early Vaccination with Two Doses of Tetravalent Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine in Healthy Children from 9 months of Age. Infection 2007 Oct; 35(5):326 – 33
  • LP Ng, Goh P: Incidence of discontinuation of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors due to cough, in a primary healthcare centre in Singapore. Singapore Med J 2014; 55(3) 146-149
  • Phua KB, S Emmanuel, Paul Goh et al: A Rotavirus vaccine for Infants: The Asian Experience. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2006; 35:38 – 44
  • Phua KB, Quak SH, Lee BW,  S. Emmanuel, Paul Goh, Htay Htay Han, Beatrice de Vos, Hans Ludwig Bock: Evaluation of RIX4414 live attenuated rotavirus vaccine in a randomised double-blind placebo controlled phase II trial in 2464 Singaporean infants. J Infect Dis 2005; 192 (suppl): S6 – S16
  • Phua Kong Boo, Seng Hock Quak, Fong Seng Lim, Paul Goh, Yee Leong Teoh, Sanjoy Kumar Datta, Htay Htay Han, Hans Ludwig: Immunogenicity, Reactogenicity and Safety of a Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis-Inactivated Polio and Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Combination Vaccine in a Placebo-Controlled Rotavirus Vaccine Study Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008;37:546-53
  • Tan NC, Chow M H, Goh Paul, Goh LG, Lim TK. Primary care doctors' practice in the management of adult asthma patients. SMJ 2002; 43(2):061-066
  • Ow Yong Lai Meng, Crystal Lim, Chow Wai Leng, Saskia can der Erf, Veena Joshi, Swah TS, Stephanie Teo, Paul Goh, Gilbert Tan, Terence Kee: Factors influencing living kidney donation in Singapore Progress in Transplantation Mar 2012; Vol 22 No 1: 95 - 101 
  • Chow Wai Leng, Veena D Joshi, Tin Aung Soe, Saskia van der Erf, Jeremy Lim Fung Yen, Swah Teck Sin, Stephanie Teo Swee Hong, Paul Goh Soo Chye, Gilbert Tan Choon Seng, Crystal Lim and Terence Kee Yi-Shern Limited Knowledge of chronic kidney disease among primary care patients – a cross-sectional survey. BMC Nephrology 2012; 13:54
  • Jafar TH, Tan NC, Allen JC, Pradhan SS, Goh P, Tavajoh S, Keng FM, Chan J. Management of hypertension and multiple risk factors to enhance cardiovascular health - a feasibility study in Singapore polyclinics. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jul 8;16:229. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1491-6. PubMed PMID: 27391818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4938988
  • Tan NC, Goh CC, Goh SC, Koh YL, Koh KH. The effect of the intensity of lipid-lowering medications on the LDL cholesterol treatment goals of Asian patients with dyslipidaemia in primary care. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 Dec;41(6):677-683. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12447. PubMed PMID: 27641514.
  • Tan NC, Koh KH, Goh CC, Koh YL, Goh SC. Asian patients with dyslipidemia in an urban population: Effect of ethnicity on their LDL-cholesterol treatment goals. J Clin Lipidol. 2016 Mar-Apr 10(2):410-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2015.12.014.
  • Ngiap Chuan Tan, Eileen Yi Ling Koh, Chin Chin Goh, Paul Soo Chye Goh and Kim Hwee Koh. A cross-sectional study of gender differences in lifestyle behavior and usage of medications among community-dwelling Asians towards achieving their LDL-Cholesterol treatment goals. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Sep; 26(3): 158-165.
  • Goh CC, Koh KH, Goh SCP, Koh YLE, Tan NC. Achieving triple treatment goals in multi-ethnic Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care. Malays Fam Physician. 2018;13(2);10–18.
  • David Koot, Paul Soo Chye Goh, Robyn Su May Lim, Yubing Tian, Teng Yan Yau, Ngiap Chuan Tan, Eric Andrew Finkelstein: A Mobile Lifestyle Management Program (Glycoleap) for People with Type 2 Diabetes: Single-Arm Feasiblity Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(5):e12965
  • Kim Hwee Koh, Chin Chin Goh, Soo Chye Paul Goh, Yi Ling Elaine Koh, Ngiap Chuan Tan: Blood pressure goal attainment in multi-ethnic Asian patients with hypertension and dyslipidaemia in primary care. Singapore Med J 2019, 1–19


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