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Dr Goh Kar Cheng

  • Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, Alexandra Hospital
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Fam Med) (S’pore), GDIP (Geri Med) (S’pore), GDIP (Mental Health) (S’pore)
Family Medicine, Psychiatry
Special Interests:
​Complex Care, Community Geriatric Care, Community Dementia and Geriatric Psychiatry


Dr Goh does care consolidation for patients with dementia or geriatric psychiatric illnesses and chronic medical conditions. She obtained the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 1996 and has many years of experience working with elderly patients with complex care needs. Additional post-graduate diplomas in Geriatric Medicine and Mental Health provide her with a unique triangulation of skill sets to manage the multiple chronic conditions of patients by one primary doctor.

Additionally, Dr Goh works with GP partners for shared-care of persons with dementia and geriatric patients with psychiatric illnesses. With the explosion of patients living with multiple co-morbidities coupled with psychosocial issues, Dr Goh is a strong advocate for holistic person-centred care provided by one primary doctor. To this end, she strives to mentor young doctors towards developing expertise in complex care. 

Dr Goh is actively involved in training of medical students, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. She has had many invitations to give lectures to various community partners and for SMA CMEP webinars. She has also designed workshops for dementia caregivers and conducts these workshops regularly to empower persons with dementia and their caregivers.


  • Book Prize for Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine 2019
  • NHGP Teaching Award, 2019
  • Quality Improvement Projects Award 2019- Outstanding Project (NIBT)
  • NHGP ICARE Champion Awards 2020- GOLD (for excellent patient care)

Journals & Publications

  1. De Roza, JG, Ng DWL, Wang C, Soh CSC, Goh LJ, Mathew B K, ... & Goh KC. Impact of Perceived Safety and Barriers on Physical Activity Levels in Community-Dwelling Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore: A Cross-Sectional Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2022, 1(aop), 1-7. [IF 1.83]
  2. De Roza JG, Ng DWL, Mathew BK, Jose T, Goh, LJ, Wang C, Soh CS, Goh KC. Factors influencing fear of falling in community-dwelling older adults in Singapore: a cross-sectional study. BMC geriatrics 2022, 22(1), 1-10. [IF 3.74]
  3. Goh KC. Comment on: Adopting a palliative approach to dementia care in the community: a participatory action research. Singapore Med J 2021; 62(10): 560 [IF 1.141]
  4. Wang, D, Boo YYA, Goh KC, Goveas RR. Psychiatric causes of behavioural change in adults less than 65 years old. Singapore Med J 2022. 63(8):456-461. [IF 3.331]


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