Dr. Keith Goh

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Dr Keith Goh is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Neurosurgery.

About Dr Keith Goh

Dr Keith Goh is the Medical Director of International Neuro Associates, which is based at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and provides specialist neurological services to all the hospitals within the Parkway Pantai hospital group. He also was Honorary Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Goh’s medical degree was from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and subsequently underwent neurosurgical residency at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and advanced specialty training in paediatric neurosurgery at the Beth Israel Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery in New York. His bibliography includes 40 original articles, 11 book chapters, and 104 abstracts and lectures on his various research interests, such as brain tumours, spinal cord tumours, head trauma, conjoined twins and congenital malformations in children.

During his tenure in Singapore, he worked in Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and the National Neuroscience Institute. He achieved international acclaim for leading surgical teams to separate conjoined twins from Nepal, Iran and Korea in 2001 and 2003. He was also the first doctor in Singapore to oversee the infusion of autologous cord blood stem cells for the treatment of cerebral palsy in 2009.

His areas of subspecialty expertise include treatment of brain and spinal cord tumours and pediatric neurosurgery.

Education / Qualifications
  • MBBS National University of Singapore
  • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • FCSHK Hong Kong College of Surgeons
  • FHKAM Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Surgery)
  • FAMS Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Neurosurgery)
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery, Institute for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Centre, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

Clinical Appointments

  • 2008 - Present

    Consultant Neurosurgeon & Medical Director, International Neuro Associates, Mount Elizabeth Hospital,& Parkway Hospital Group Visiting Neurosurgeon, Mount Alvernia Hospital.

  • 2008 - 2015

    Honorary Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,

  • 2005 - 2008

    Consultant Neurosurgeon & Medical Director, Neurosurgery Centre, & Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children’s Hematology & Cancer Centre, East Shore Hospital, Parkway Hospitals Group, Singapore Visiting Consultant Neurosurgeon, Raffles Hospital, Singapore Visiting Specialist Neurosurgeon, Shatin International Medical Centre, Union Hospital, St Theresa’s Hospital, and Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong.

Professional Societies Memberships
  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Clinical Neuroscience Society (Singapore)
  • International Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Hong Kong Medical Association
Licensure & Certification
  • Singapore Medical Council Registration
  • Specialist Registry (Singapore Medical Council)
  • Specialist Register (Hong Kong Medical Council)
  • Hong Kong Medical Council Registration
  • General Medical Council (United Kingdom)
  • New York State License; ECFMG


Original Articles
  • Goh KYC, Poon WS. Children’s head injuries in the Vietnamese refugee population in Hong Kong. Injury 1995;26(8):533-536.
  • Goh KYC, Pak W, T’ang J, Poon WS. Head injuries in Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1996;3(1):26-28.
  • Hsiang JNK, Goh KYC, Zhu XL, Poon WS. Features of paediatric head injury in Hong Kong. Child’s Nervous System 1996;12:611-614.
  • Goh KYC, Kew J, Ahuja A, Poon WS. Acute subdural empyema presenting as fever, convulsions and sinusitis. Neurological Infections and Epidemiology 1996;1:123-126.
  • Poon WS, Lolin Y, Yeung TF, Yip CP, Goh KYC, Lam JMK, Cockram C. Water and sodium disorders following surgical excision of pituitary region tumours. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 1996;138:921-927.
  • Hsiang JNK, Cheung TKW, Goh KYC, Lam JMK, Zhu XL, Poon WS. Features of head injury at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, 1989 to 1993. Hong Kong Medical Journal 1996;2(2):141-145.
  • Ng HK, Poon WS, Goh KYC, Chan MSY. The histopathology of post-embolised meningiomas. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 1996;20:1224-1230.
  • Goh KYC, Lam CK, Poon WS. The impact of teleradiology on the interhospital transfer of neurosurgical patients. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1997;11(1):52-56.
  • Teo JGC, Goh KYC, Ahuja A, Ng HK, Poon WS. Intracranial calcifications, glioblastoma multiforme, and lead poisoning. American Journal of Neuroradiology 1996;18:576-9.
  • Goh KYC, Ahuja A, Fok TF, Poon WS. Cloverleaf skull- when should one operate? Singapore Medical Journal 1997;38(5):217-220.
  • Goh KYC, Ng CF, Lee KH, Poon WS. From hydrocephalus to hydrocele. Hong Kong Medical Journal 1997;3:105-106.
  • Goh KYC, Ahuja A, Walkden SB, Poon WS. Is routine computed tomographic (CT) scanning necessary in suspected basal skull fractures? Injury 1997;28:353-357.
  • Goh KYC, Tsang KY, Poon WS. Does teleradiology improve management of head injury? Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 1997;24(3):1-5.
  • Goh KYC, Tsoi WC, Feng CS, Wickham N, Poon WS. Haemostatic changes during surgery for primary brain tumours. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1997;63(3):334-338.
  • Goh KYC, Poon WS. A case of adult kleeblattschadel. Acta Neurochirurgica 1997;139:1088-1089.
  • Goh KYC, Poon WS. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of spontaneous adult intraventricular haemorrhage. Surgical Neurology 1998;50:526-532.
  • Goh KYC. Classification of spontaneous intraventricular haemorrhage. Asian Journal Of Surgery (Invited Commentary) 1997;20(2):160.
  • Goh KYC, Velasquez L, Epstein FJ. Paediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumours: is surgery alone enough? Paediatric Neurosurgery 1997;27:34-39.
  • Poon WS, Goh KYC. The impact of teleradiology on the transfer of neurosurgical emergencies – Review article. Hong Kong Medical Journal 1998;4(3):293-295.
  • Teo JGC, Goh KYC, Rosenblum MK, Muszynski CA, Epstein FJ. Intraparenchymal clear cell meningioma of the brainstem in a two year-old child: case report and review of literature. Paediatric Neurosurgery 1998;28:27-30.
  • Goh KYC, Epstein FJ. Surgery versus radiotherapy for the treatment of paediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Annals of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong 1998;2(2):52-59.
  • Lonjon M, Goh KYC, Epstein FJ. Intramedullary spinal cord ependymomas in children: treatment results and follow-up. Paediatric Neurosurgery 1998;29:178-183.
  • Poon WS, Goh KYC, Cocks R, Kwok S, Lau FL. The impact of videoconsultation on neurosurgical health services. J Telemed Telecare 1998;4(1) Suppl: 111-112S.
  • Goh KYC, Hsiang JNK, Zhu XL, Poon WS. Intraventricular recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for treatment of spontaneous intraventricular haemorrhage in pregnancy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1999;6(2):158-159.
  • Goh KYC, DaRosso R, Conway EE Jr, Muszynski CA, Epstein FJ. Sympathetic storms in a child with a midbrain glioma; a variant of diencephalic seizures. Pediatric Neurology 1999;21(4):742-744.
  • Lee MK, Tung MYY, Goh KYC, Hong A, Thomas J, Chumpon Chan. Warfarin coagulopathy in intracranial haemorrhage. SGH Proceedings 1999;8(2):143-146.
  • Koh SM, Goh KYC, Tung MYY, Chumpon C. Is decompressive craniectomy for acute cerebral infarction of any benefit?Surgical Neurology 2000;53:225-230.
  • Chia JKK, Goh KYC, Chumpon C. An unusual case of traumatic intracranial haemorrhage caused by wakeboarding. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2000;32(6):291-294.
  • Teoh W, Goh KYC, Tung MYY, Chumpon C. The role of early tracheostomy in critically ill neurosurgical patients. Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2001;30(3):234-238.
  • Koh SM, Goh KYC, Chen C, Howe HS, Thomas J. Cerebral infarct mimicking glioma in Sjogren’s syndrome: Case report. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2002; 8(4):292-294.
  • Ong YK, Goh KYC, Chan C. Bifrontal decompressive craniectomy for acute subdural empyema. Child’s Nervous System 2002; 18(6-7):340-343.
  • Young ES, Goh HSM, Goh KYC. Feeding challenges and nutritional management in a pair of conjoined twins. SGH Proceedings 2002; 11(2): 116-120.
  • Chan DTM, Poon WS, Ip CP, Chiu PWY, Goh KYC. How useful is glucose detection in diagnosing cerebrospinal fluid leak?The rational use of CT and beta-2 transferrin assay in detection of cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Asian Journal of Surgery 2004; 27(1):39-42.
  • Goh KYC, Burd A, Wong HT, Zhu Xl, Poon WS. The superior gluteal artery perforator propeller flap for closure of large lipomyelomeningocoele defects; a technical note. Child’s Nervous System 2004 (In press, 2004)
  • Goh KYC. Separation surgery for total vertical craniopagus. Child’s Nervous System 2004; 20(8-9): 567-575.
  • Christensen AM, Humphries S, Goh KYC, Swift D. Advanced “tactile” medical imaging for separation surgeries of conjoined twins. Child’s Nervous System 2004; 20(8-9): 547-553.
  • Chan MTV, Gin T, Goh KYC. Intraoperative interventional neurophysiology. Current Opinion Anesthesiology (In press 2004).
  • Sitoh YY, Ho YC, Hong WT, Chua GE, Hui F, Goh K. Evaluation of hemispheric language dominance in adult craniopagus twins with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2003;32(5):S52-53.
  • Goh KYC, Chan TM, Poon WS, Ip CP. Tissue plasminogen activator expression in meningiomas and glioblastomas. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2005;107:296-300.
  • Ho YCL, Goh KYC, Golay X, Hong WT, Lim SH, Pan ABS, Chua GE, Lim SH, Hui F, Sitoh YY. Functional magnetic resonance imaging in adult craniopagus for presurgical evaluation. Journal of Neurosurgery 2005;103:910-916.
Book Chapters
  • Abbott IR, Goh KYC. Brainstem Gliomas. In: Albright AL, Pollack IF, Adelson PD, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Philadelphia:Thieme Publishers 1999; 629-640.
  • Goh KYC, Teo JGC, Epstein FJ. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumours in Children. In: Sinha KK, Chandra P, eds. Advances in Clinical Neurosciences 1998, (Eighth edition) India.
  • Goh KYC, Muszynski,CA, Teo JGC, Constantini S, Epstein FJ. Excision of Intramedullary Tumours. In : Black PM, Kaye AH, eds. Operative Neurosurgery. London: Churchill Livingstone 2000; 1947-1960.
  • Raghreb J, Epstein FJ, Goh KYC. Brain Stem Gliomas. In: Black PM, Kaye AH, eds. Operative Neurosurgery. London: Churchill Livingstone 2000; 437-446.
  • Epstein FJ, Goh KYC. Ependymomas of the Posterior Fossa. In: Black PM, Kaye AH, eds. Operative Neurosurgery. London: Churchill Livingstone 2000; 429-436.
  • Goh KYC, Constantini S, Epstein FJ. Surgical Management of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumours. In: Schmidek HH, ed. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods and Results. Fourth Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders 2000; 1874-1884.
  • Goh KYC, Epstein FJ. Brain Stem and Spinomedullary Astrocytoma. In: Fessler RG, Sekhar LN, eds. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Philadelphia: Thieme Publishers (In press, 2001)
  • Goh KYC, Epstein FJ. Tumours of the Mid and Lower Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord. In: Fessler RG, Sekhar LN, eds. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Philadelphia: Thieme Publishers (In press, 2001)
  • Goh KYC, Epstein FJ. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumours. In: Batjer HH, Loftus CM, eds. Textbook of Neurosurgery. Philadelphia: Lipcott-Raven Publishers (In press, 2001)
  • Goh KYC. Paediatric Neurosurgical Emergencies: A Problem-based Approach. In: Hwang NC, Ooi LL, eds. Acute Surgical Management Textbook. Singapore: World Scientific Publishers 2004, Chapter 3.