Associate Professor Vitali Sintchenko

Associate Professor, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 6255
F: +61 2 9893 8659

Biographical details

Vitali is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales. Vitali chaired the Scientific Organising Committee of the First World Congress on Pathology Informatics, organised by HISA and API in Brisbane in 2007, and the Health Informatics Conference 2009. Vitali has over 100 publications including 2 books and 5 book chapters. His research has been widely cited internationally and he has received a range of awards including the NHMRC Public Health Training Fellowship (2007-2010), National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) Fellowship (2005-2006) and NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (2000-2004). Dr Sintchenko was a Visiting Fellow to the Oxford Medical Informatics in 2005.

Research interests

Vitali Sintchenko is a senior medical microbiologist (FRCPA) and a health informatician (PhD UNSW, FACHI) with expertise in molecular profiling of pathogens with epidemic potential, biosurveillance and clinical decision support. He leads the program of multidisciplinary research in Infectious Disease Informatics utilising the rapid growth of microbial genomics, advances in molecular diagnostics and increasing demands for real-time biosurveillance.

Current national competitive grants*


Centre for research excellence in E-health
Coiera E, Glaziou P, Liaw S, Sintchenko V, Runciman W, Magrabi F, Gallego Luxan B
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence ($2,499,870 over 5 years)


Systems for control and tracking of Infectious Diseases in a globalised world
Sintchenko V
NHMRC Career Development Award ($384,160 over 4 years)


Centre for Research Excellence in Critical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Iredell J, Sorrell T, Gilbert G, Kerridge I, Booy R, Dwyer D, Sintchenko V, Bennett B, Jones C
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence ($2,499,690 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney