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Asst Prof Goh Yen Seow Benjamin

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  • Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Kidney Transplantation, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Medical Undergraduate Director, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed Surgery (S’pore), FRCS Urology (Glas), FAMS Urology (S’pore)
Organ Transplantation, Urology
Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation, Renal Transplant, Urologic Oncology
Special Interests:
Kidney Surgery and Transplantation (Open and minimally invasive kidney cancer surgery, kidney transplantation, dialysis access)


Asst Prof Benjamin Goh graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS in 2008. He received a scholarship towards membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010. Asst Prof Goh completed his Urology Advanced Surgical Training in 2016 and was awarded the Gold medal in the specialist examination.

Asst Prof Goh also manages general urologic disease with a special interest in kidney surgery and transplantation.

Asst Prof Goh participates actively in undergraduate and postgraduate education, applying different educational pedagogy and rationalises curriculum. He is passionate about educating the next generation of doctors and has won multiple awards for undergraduate medical education.

Asst Prof Goh has an interest in translational research, collaborating with Molecular Diagnostic Centre in testing DNA polymorphism in donor-recipient pairs undergoing kidney transplantation. There is also ongoing collaboration with Biomedical Engineering Department for microfluidic enrichment of urine towards improved bladder cancer detection. The team has obtained multiple grants to carry out the translational research.


1. Clinical
Urology Specialist Examination – Gold Medal – 2016 

2. Education
NUS Medical Society Outstanding Tutor Award 2012/2013
NUS Medical Society Outstanding Tutor Award 2013/2014
NUS Medical Society Medical Student Role Model Award

3. Research
Asia Pacific Congress of Urological Diseases 2012 – Best Video presentation – Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy:
Review of surgical techniques in complex cases
Best Oral Presentation (PI) – NUH Pitch for Funds Round 2014 - $10,000 grant
Asia Pacific Congress of Urological Diseases 2015 - Clinical Oral presentation Second Prize – Prospective evaluation of the utility of %p2PSA and the Prostate Health Index (PHI), in predicting prostate cancer in initial prostate biopsies of Singaporean men, with total PSA between 4.0 and 10ng/ml
Best Oral Presentation Runner up (Co PI) – NCIS Pitch for Funds 2016 - $20,000 grant

Journals & Publications

  1. Goh YS, Wu MW, Tai BC, Lee KC, Raman L, Teo BW, Vathsala A, Tiong HY. Comparison of creatinine-based and kidney volume based methods of estimating glomerular filtration rates in potential living kidney donors. J Urol. 2013 Nov;190(5):1820-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.117. Epub 2013 Jun 11.
  2. Goh YS, Law ZW, Tiong HY. Re: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Povidone-Iodine Prophylactic Cleansing of the Rectum before Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy: Z. AbuGhosh, J. Margolick, S. L. Goldenberg, S. A. Taylor, K. Afshar, R. Bell, D. Lange, W. R. Bowie, D. Roscoe, L. Machan and P. C. Black.  J Urol. 2013 Dec;190(6):2309-10. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.07.010. Epub 2013 Sep 17.
  3. Goh YS, Cheong PS, Lata R, Goh A, Vathsala A, Li MK, Tiong HY. A necessary step toward kidney donor safety: the transition from locking polymer clips to transfixion techniques in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Transplant Proc. 2014;46(2):310-3. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.11.120.
  4. Wu FM, Tay MH, Tai BC, Chen Z, Tan L, Goh YS, Raman L, Tiong HY. Preoperative Renal Volume: A Surrogate Measure for Radical Nephrectomy-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease. J Endourol. 2015 Dec;29(12):1406-11. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0318. Epub 2015 Sep 9.