The Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for recommending the research to be funded by the Foundation. These recommendations are made to the Board of Directors following the completion of the Foundation’s annual funding round. The committee is comprised of senior medical staff and reseachers from St George and Sutherland hospitals. The Chair of the SAC – Professor Ian Cook – is a member of the Board and the Board Executive.

The current Scientific Advisory Committee is:

Professor Ian J Cook MB BS, MD(Syd), FRACP.
Director, Gastrointestinal Motility Service, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St George Hospital, Sydney, and Professor of Medicine (Conjoint), University of NSW. St George Medical Research Foundation Director & Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
To contact Professor Cook please call 02 9958 2978

Professor Beng Hock Chong, MB BS, PhD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPA.
Conjoint Professor of Medicine, Head of Department of Medicine and Director of Department of Haematology, St George Clinical School, University of NSW. St George Medical Research Foundation Director & Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
To contact Professor Chong please call 02 9113 3637

Professor Maria Craig, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, MMed(ClinEpi).
Professor, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of NSW, and Paediatric Endocrinologist, St George Hospital, Kogarah and Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
To contact Dr Craig please call 02 9113 3637

Dr Bill Giannakopoulos, MB BS, PhD.
Senior Lecturer (conjoint) University of NSW. Staff Specialist Depts of Rheumatology and Immunology, St George Hospital.

Professor Michael Grimm, MB BS, PhD, FRACP.
Gastroenterologist, St George Hospital; Clinical Associate Dean & Head, St George Clinical School, University of NSW.

Dr. Ivor J Katz MBBCh, BSc (Hons) Sports Medicine, PhD, FRACP, FCP (SA) Nephrology.
Senior Staff Specialist, Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Renal Medicine, The St. George Hospital, University of NSW.

Professor Steven Krilis, MB BS, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAAAI.
Consultant in Infectious Disease and Immunology; Director Department of Infectious Disease, Immunology and Sexual Health, St. George Hospital, University of NSW.

Professor Marissa Lassere MB BS; PhD; Grad Dip Epi; FRACP, FAFPHM.
Professor of Medicine (Conjoint), UNSW; Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, (Conjoint), UNSW; Senior Staff Specialist Rheumatologist, St George Hospital; Chair, Patient Safety and Quality, St George Hospital; Chair, Quality and Safety Committee, Australian Rheumatology Association.

Associate Professor Yong Li, BM, MSc, MD, PhD.
Associate Professor (conjoint) University of NSW, Senior NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Head Cancer Research Program, Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital.

Associate Professor Winston Liauw MB BS, MMedSci, FRACP.
Staff Specialist, Cancer Care Centre, St George and Sutherland Hospitals; Chairman Cancer Institute NSW and St George Hospital Human Ethics Review Committees; Board of Directors NPS Better Choices>Better Health.

Professor Dedee F Murrell, MA (Camb), BMBCh (Oxf), MD (UNSW), FAAD, FACD.
Director, Department of Dermatology, St George Hospital Sydney. Professor of Dermatology (Conjoint), Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW.
To contact Professor Murrell please call 02 9598 5800

Professor John Myburgh MB BCh, PhD, DA, FANZCA, FJFICM.
Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW; Director, Division of Critical Care and Trauma, George Institute for International Health and Senior Physician, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, The St George Hospital, Sydney.

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Pourgholami, MSc, PhD
Principal Scientist, St. George Hospital, Sydney.

Professor Denis Wakefield, DSc, MD, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW.
To contact Professor Wakefield please call 02 9540 7419