Professor David Gottlieb

Medicine, Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 6033
F: +61 2 9687 2331

Biographical details

David Gottlieb trained in internal medicine and hematology at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and the Royal Free Hospital in the UK. He is currently Professor of Haematology at the University of Sydney. He has been actively involved in clinical stem cell transplantation for over 25 years and is currently a senior physician on the Westmead Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit and the Medical Director of the Sydney Cellular Therapies Laboratory. His research interests are in the field of cell and gene therapy especially in the manipulation of the immune system post-transplant to reduce opportunistic infection and recurrence of malignant disease. He is currently directing a number of clinical studies of donor-derived and third party antigen specific T cells given to rapidly reconstitute immunity in the post-stem cell transplant setting.

Current national competitive grants*


Clinical implications of IL7R genotype: from disease risk to disease management
Stewart G, Booth D, Gottlieb D, McKay F, Vucic S, Rajasuriar R
NHMRC Project Grant ($682,326 over 3 years)


Establishment of a bank of third party T cells to treat virus infections (that are resistant or unsuitable for other forms of antibiotic therapy) in immunocompromised and transplant patients across Australia
Gottlieb D
NHMRC Project Grants ($779,572 over 4 years)

Cell therapy for the prevention and treatment of invasive filamentous fungal infections in patients with haematological malignancies
Gottlieb D, Sorrell T
NHMRC Project Grants ($946,543 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney