Why clinicians should be involved in research?


Research is about discovering new knowledge that could lead to changes in treatment, policies or care. Hence, participating in research allows clinicians to evaluate their practice more objectively and to be involved in advancing their discipline. Moreover, by appraising the evidence and thinking critically about a situation makes one a better clinician.

In this article, we have a rare opportunity to interview our Editor-In-Chief of our journal at to what actually sparkled his initial interest in research and how his passion in research blossom over the years.

Prof. Dr. Goh is the Head and Senior Consultant Nephrologist in Serdang Hospital. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in United Kingdom MRCP(UK) in 1996 and obtained his further training as Renal Fellow at Monash Medical School, Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2002 and Fellowship of Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in 2012.

Prof. Dr. Goh has published numerous original articles in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of general nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. He has special interests in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and CKD-MBD and has numerous publications in PD-related articles in Seminars in Dialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis International. Being an ardent speaker in his expertise, he is a frequently sought-after invited speaker and has presented numerous scientific papers in international meetings and congresses. He is also involved in many Registries and Clinical Practice Guidelines and sits in many panels / committees / advisory boards as well as professional societies at both national and international levels. Currently, he is the Past President of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN), a member of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Working Party on PD Access Guidelines and Asia Pacific Renal Advisory Board member. He is also the Editor of National Renal Registry and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor. He is a member of Asia Pacific Congress of Nephrology 2018 & 2020, 23rd International Conference on AKI CRRT 2018, and International Society of Nephrology Global Health Summit.