Associate Professor Tom Gottlieb

Clinical Associate Professor
Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Concord Clinical School

Telephone 9767 7533
Fax 97677868

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Biographical details

Dr. Gottlieb is head of Infectious Diseases at Concord Hospital, and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney. He is the current president of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA) and immediate past president of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID). He is on the executive of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR). He represents ASA on the Antimicrobial Resistance Standing Committee reporting to the Australian Government. He has been chair of advisory Committees supervising training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, and has participated in the writing groups for the Australian Infection Control Guidelines and Therapeutic Guidelines for Antibiotic. His interests include the diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases, hospital infection control and antimicrobial resistance.

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Journals

  • Jarvis, T., Chan, L., Gottlieb, T. (2014). Assessment and management of lower urinary tract infection in adults. Australian Prescriber, 37(1), 7-9.
  • Gray, T., Kwan, Y., Phan, T., Robertson, G., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Dientamoeba fragilis: A Family Cluster of Disease Associated With Marked Peripheral Eosinophilia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(6), 845-848. [More Information]
  • Looke, D., Gottlieb, T., Jones, C., Paterson, D. (2013). Gram-negative resistance: can we combat the coming of a new "Red Plague"? Medical Journal of Australia, 198(5), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Leung, G., Gray, T., Cheong, E., Haertsch, P., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Persistence of related bla-IMP-4 metallo-beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae from clinical and environmental specimens within a burns unit in Australia - a six-year retrospective study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Betteridge, T., Merlino, J., Natoli, J., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2013). Plasmids and Bacterial Strains Mediating Multidrug-Resistant Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Coresidents of the Hospital Environment. Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms Epidemiology And Disease, 19(2), 104-109. [More Information]
  • Gray, T., Kwan, Y., Phan, T., Robertson, G., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Reply to Roser and Stensvold. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(10), 1500-1501. [More Information]
  • Cheng, A., Turnidge, J., Collignon, P., Looke, D., Barton, M., Gottlieb, T. (2012). Control of Fluoroquinolone Resistance through Successful Regulation, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(9), 1453-1460. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Fernando, S., Molland, J. (2012). Failure of oral antibiotic therapy, including azithromycin, in the treatment of a recurrent breast abscess caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A. Pathogens and Global Health, 106(6), 366-369. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Currie, B., Looke, D. (2012). Infectious diseases in Australia - the next decade. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(5), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Su, W., Gottlieb, T., Merlino, J. (2012). Optimal phenotypic testing of AmpC beta-lactamases using boronic acid solutions. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31(1), 49-51. [More Information]
  • Menon, V., Gottlieb, T., Gallagher, M., Cheong, E. (2012). Persistent Rhodococcus equi infection in a renal transplant patient: case report and review of the literature. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 14(6), E126-E133. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Gray, T. (2012). When is it infective endocarditis? Medicine Today, 13(4), 80-83.
  • Gottlieb, T., Nimmo, G. (2011). Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health: An urgent call to action at the antimicrobial resistance summit 2011. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(6), 281-283.
  • Ferguson, J., Cheng, A., Gilbert, G., Gottlieb, T., Korman, T., McGregor, A., Richards, M., Roberts, S., Robson, J., van Gessel, H., et al (2011). Clostridium difficile laboratory testing in Australia and New Zealand: national survey results and Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases recommendations for best practice. Pathology, 43(5), 482-487. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Phan, T., Sala, G., Cheong, E., Siarakas, S., Gottlieb, T. (2011). Reusable venesection tourniquets: a potential source of hospital transmission of multiresistant organisms. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(5), 276-279. [More Information]
  • Gosbell, I., Gottlieb, T., Kesson, A., Post, J., Dwyer, D. (2010). Immunisation and multi-dose vials. Vaccine, 28(40), 6556-6561. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Xu, H., Cheong, E., Maitz, P., Kennedy, P., Gottlieb, T., Buono, E., McLachlan, A. (2010). Vancomycin pharmacokinetics in patients with severe burn injuries. Burns, 36(4), 469-476. [More Information]
  • Bannan, A., Bruno, E., McLaws, M., Gottlieb, T. (2009). A survey of medical staff attitudes to an antibiotic approval and stewardship programme. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 662-668. [More Information]
  • Stokes, H., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2009). First clinical case of a locally acquired carbapenem-resistant VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(5), 289. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, P., Merlino, J., Labbate, M., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2009). Tn6060, a transposon from a genomic island in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate that includes two class 1 integrons. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 53(12), 5294-5296. [More Information]
  • Weatherall, C., Paoloni, R., Gottlieb, T. (2008). Point-of-care urinary pneumococcal antigen test in the emergency department for community acquired pneumonia. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(3), 144-148. [More Information]
  • Merani, R., Orekondy, S., Gottlieb, T., Janarthanan, P., Karim, R., Booth, F. (2008). Postoperative Mycobacterium abscessus nodular conjunctivitis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(4), 371-373. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Collignon, P., Robson, J., Pearson, J., Bell, J., Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, N. (2008). Prevalence of antimicrobial resistances in Streptococcus pneumoniae in Australia, 2005: report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 32(2), 242-249. [More Information]
  • Levin, B., Foo, H., Lee, A., Gottlieb, T. (2008). Propionibacterium avidum as the cause of severe breast infection following reduction mammoplasty. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(4), 318-9. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Su, W., Cheong, E. (2008). Recognition of USA300 isolates of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(3), 179-80. [More Information]
  • Turnidge, J., Nimmo, G., Pearson, J., Gottlieb, T., Collignon, P. (2007). Epidemiology and outcomes for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian hospitals, 2005-06: report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(4), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Foo, H., Gottlieb, T. (2007). Lack of Cross-Hepatotoxicity between Voriconazole and Posaconazole. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 45(6), 803-805. [More Information]
  • Keed, A., Yan, M., Gottlieb, T., Spies, J., Halmagyi, G. (2007). Tuberculous cranial pachymeningitis. Neurology, 68(4), 298-300. [More Information]
  • Forssman, B., Mannes, P., Musto, J., Gottlieb, T., Robertson, G., Natoli, J., Shadbolt, C., Biffin, B., Gupta, L. (2007). Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor cluster in Sydney linked to imported whitebait. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(6), 345-347. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Lee, A., Gottlieb, T., Eckstein, R., Meng, L. (2006). Another case of histoplasmosis in a non-endemic area. Pathology, 38(4), 378-380.
  • Smith, R., Lee, S., Gottlieb, T., Eckstein, R., Meng, L. (2006). Another case of histoplasmosis in a non-endemic area. Pathology, 38(4), 378-80. [More Information]
  • Collignon, P., Nimmo, G., Gottlieb, T., Gosbell, I. (2005). Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(4), 554-561. [More Information]
  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Tambosis, E., Atkins, B., Capizzi, T., Gottlieb, T. (2003). Rapid and cost-effective identification of candida species using multipoint inoculation of CHROMagar candida media, cycloheximide sensitivity and carbohydrate assimilation tests. Pathology, 35(2), 151-156.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]
  • Douglas, M., Mulholland, K., Denyer, V., Gottlieb, T. (2001). Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in a burns unit - an infection control study. Burns, 27(2), 131-135.

2014

  • Jarvis, T., Chan, L., Gottlieb, T. (2014). Assessment and management of lower urinary tract infection in adults. Australian Prescriber, 37(1), 7-9.

2013

  • Gray, T., Kwan, Y., Phan, T., Robertson, G., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Dientamoeba fragilis: A Family Cluster of Disease Associated With Marked Peripheral Eosinophilia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(6), 845-848. [More Information]
  • Looke, D., Gottlieb, T., Jones, C., Paterson, D. (2013). Gram-negative resistance: can we combat the coming of a new "Red Plague"? Medical Journal of Australia, 198(5), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Leung, G., Gray, T., Cheong, E., Haertsch, P., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Persistence of related bla-IMP-4 metallo-beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae from clinical and environmental specimens within a burns unit in Australia - a six-year retrospective study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Betteridge, T., Merlino, J., Natoli, J., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2013). Plasmids and Bacterial Strains Mediating Multidrug-Resistant Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Coresidents of the Hospital Environment. Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms Epidemiology And Disease, 19(2), 104-109. [More Information]
  • Gray, T., Kwan, Y., Phan, T., Robertson, G., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2013). Reply to Roser and Stensvold. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(10), 1500-1501. [More Information]

2012

  • Cheng, A., Turnidge, J., Collignon, P., Looke, D., Barton, M., Gottlieb, T. (2012). Control of Fluoroquinolone Resistance through Successful Regulation, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(9), 1453-1460. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Fernando, S., Molland, J. (2012). Failure of oral antibiotic therapy, including azithromycin, in the treatment of a recurrent breast abscess caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A. Pathogens and Global Health, 106(6), 366-369. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Currie, B., Looke, D. (2012). Infectious diseases in Australia - the next decade. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(5), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Su, W., Gottlieb, T., Merlino, J. (2012). Optimal phenotypic testing of AmpC beta-lactamases using boronic acid solutions. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31(1), 49-51. [More Information]
  • Menon, V., Gottlieb, T., Gallagher, M., Cheong, E. (2012). Persistent Rhodococcus equi infection in a renal transplant patient: case report and review of the literature. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 14(6), E126-E133. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Gray, T. (2012). When is it infective endocarditis? Medicine Today, 13(4), 80-83.

2011

  • Gottlieb, T., Nimmo, G. (2011). Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health: An urgent call to action at the antimicrobial resistance summit 2011. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(6), 281-283.
  • Ferguson, J., Cheng, A., Gilbert, G., Gottlieb, T., Korman, T., McGregor, A., Richards, M., Roberts, S., Robson, J., van Gessel, H., et al (2011). Clostridium difficile laboratory testing in Australia and New Zealand: national survey results and Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases recommendations for best practice. Pathology, 43(5), 482-487. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Phan, T., Sala, G., Cheong, E., Siarakas, S., Gottlieb, T. (2011). Reusable venesection tourniquets: a potential source of hospital transmission of multiresistant organisms. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(5), 276-279. [More Information]

2010

  • Gosbell, I., Gottlieb, T., Kesson, A., Post, J., Dwyer, D. (2010). Immunisation and multi-dose vials. Vaccine, 28(40), 6556-6561. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Xu, H., Cheong, E., Maitz, P., Kennedy, P., Gottlieb, T., Buono, E., McLachlan, A. (2010). Vancomycin pharmacokinetics in patients with severe burn injuries. Burns, 36(4), 469-476. [More Information]

2009

  • Bannan, A., Bruno, E., McLaws, M., Gottlieb, T. (2009). A survey of medical staff attitudes to an antibiotic approval and stewardship programme. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 662-668. [More Information]
  • Stokes, H., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T. (2009). First clinical case of a locally acquired carbapenem-resistant VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(5), 289. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, P., Merlino, J., Labbate, M., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2009). Tn6060, a transposon from a genomic island in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate that includes two class 1 integrons. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 53(12), 5294-5296. [More Information]

2008

  • Weatherall, C., Paoloni, R., Gottlieb, T. (2008). Point-of-care urinary pneumococcal antigen test in the emergency department for community acquired pneumonia. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(3), 144-148. [More Information]
  • Merani, R., Orekondy, S., Gottlieb, T., Janarthanan, P., Karim, R., Booth, F. (2008). Postoperative Mycobacterium abscessus nodular conjunctivitis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(4), 371-373. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Collignon, P., Robson, J., Pearson, J., Bell, J., Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, N. (2008). Prevalence of antimicrobial resistances in Streptococcus pneumoniae in Australia, 2005: report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 32(2), 242-249. [More Information]
  • Levin, B., Foo, H., Lee, A., Gottlieb, T. (2008). Propionibacterium avidum as the cause of severe breast infection following reduction mammoplasty. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(4), 318-9. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, T., Su, W., Cheong, E. (2008). Recognition of USA300 isolates of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(3), 179-80. [More Information]

2007

  • Turnidge, J., Nimmo, G., Pearson, J., Gottlieb, T., Collignon, P. (2007). Epidemiology and outcomes for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian hospitals, 2005-06: report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(4), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Foo, H., Gottlieb, T. (2007). Lack of Cross-Hepatotoxicity between Voriconazole and Posaconazole. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 45(6), 803-805. [More Information]
  • Keed, A., Yan, M., Gottlieb, T., Spies, J., Halmagyi, G. (2007). Tuberculous cranial pachymeningitis. Neurology, 68(4), 298-300. [More Information]
  • Forssman, B., Mannes, P., Musto, J., Gottlieb, T., Robertson, G., Natoli, J., Shadbolt, C., Biffin, B., Gupta, L. (2007). Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor cluster in Sydney linked to imported whitebait. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(6), 345-347. [More Information]

2006

  • Smith, R., Lee, A., Gottlieb, T., Eckstein, R., Meng, L. (2006). Another case of histoplasmosis in a non-endemic area. Pathology, 38(4), 378-380.
  • Smith, R., Lee, S., Gottlieb, T., Eckstein, R., Meng, L. (2006). Another case of histoplasmosis in a non-endemic area. Pathology, 38(4), 378-80. [More Information]

2005

  • Collignon, P., Nimmo, G., Gottlieb, T., Gosbell, I. (2005). Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(4), 554-561. [More Information]

2003

  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Tambosis, E., Atkins, B., Capizzi, T., Gottlieb, T. (2003). Rapid and cost-effective identification of candida species using multipoint inoculation of CHROMagar candida media, cycloheximide sensitivity and carbohydrate assimilation tests. Pathology, 35(2), 151-156.

2002

  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]

2001

  • Douglas, M., Mulholland, K., Denyer, V., Gottlieb, T. (2001). Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in a burns unit - an infection control study. Burns, 27(2), 131-135.

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