Dr Ray Goh completed his medical studies and graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Developing an interest in the field of surgery from the very onset of residency, he spent most of his junior doctor years at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, rotating through various surgical subspecialties, and completing his Basic Surgical Training, before progressing onto Advanced Training in General Surgery.
After General Surgery, Dr Goh was immediately accepted into the training scheme of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, working through all the major tertiary hospitals in Brisbane. He then undertook advanced training in Plastic Surgery in Melbourne for two years, working at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, focusing on the specialty of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery.
After attaining his fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2007, Dr Goh undertook a two-year international fellowship in Asia and North America, focusing on the fields of craniomaxillofacial and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr Goh is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), the Queensland Hand Surgery Society (QHSS), and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
In addition to ongoing professional development, Dr Goh is also involved in the training of local surgeons through mentorship, registrar teaching, and as a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr Goh enjoys writing and has published extensively, both informally in community and general practice literature, as well as in international peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and textbooks.
Whilst his work in Brisbane Australia can be quite consuming, Dr Goh tries to fit in and participate in charity surgery missions abroad whenever he can. With organizations such as Interplast and Operation Smile, Dr Goh joins a team of volunteers to perform reconstructive surgery on children born with facial deformities. Voluntary work that allows Dr Goh to utilise his skills to change the lives of those less fortunate brings him a sense of reality and a greater appreciation for life. Outside of work, Dr Goh enjoys spending time with his wife, eating good food, and enjoying the great outdoors.