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.


Haematology, Immunology, Cell biology, antigen specific T cells, Cell biology


Infection and Immunological Conditions

Research Focus

His research interest is in cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of infection and malignancy in immunocompromised patients especially in stem cell transplant recipients. His focus is on adoptive immunotherapy for rapid reconstruction of the immune system following intensive therapy. 

Other Affiliations

Faculty of Medicine and Health > Westmead Clinical School > Westmead Clinical School