Dr. Gozali was born in Samarinda, Kalimantan in 1962. He went to Singapore at the age of 8, to start his primary school education at Kong Hwa Chinese-language school. For secondary (“O” Level) school he chose the English language school- St. Joseph’s Institution. “A” Level was completed at King’s College School, Wimbledon, UK. There he remained in the UK until 2007.
After getting the basic medical degree from University College, London he went on to work in the NHS. Vast clinical experiences were accumulated by working in various government and university teaching hospitals. These included working in famous and prestigious hospitals like the Royal London Hospital (previously called The London Hospital- famed for “The Elephant Man”), St. Mary’s Hospital (where Princess Diana delivered Prince William) and Oxford University teaching hospital (worked as clinical lecturer).
When he returned to Indonesia, he went to University of Indonesia (one of the top medical schools in Indonesia) for a conversion programme- a legally required process to officially recognise the British medical qualifications by local professions.
In 2008, Dr. Gozali started his private practice in Indonesia offering a comprehensive care of women’s health. Six years later, in March 2016, he set up his own private clinic at his residence at Kebon Kacang.
The private clinic was designed to provide a cosy and home-like environment so that women feel at ease and confident to discuss various issues. With the use of an appointment system, women are seen at a scheduled time with no unnecessary waiting. Ample time is given for each individual patient for a personalised consultation and tailored treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask questions to ensure clear understanding of the diagnosis and management plan. Patient’s health is prioritised at all time.
Dr. Gozali likes to read and think philosophical view points, borrowing ideas from the East and West cultures. It helps when he has been exposed to many varied cultures and backgrounds. Additionally, he can read the literatures in their original languages (English and Chinese). He can see things clearly and be non-judgemental. This is particularly useful in his field of work where lives and deaths occur. There are also many ethical minefields to cross in clinical management.
While in London, Dr. Gozali met a beautiful Taiwanese woman who, after a long courtship, eventually became his wife and mother to his son. This is another story but alas, not for this website.