Professor David Thomas, Director, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW.
Professor Thomas is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and the newly appointed Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division of the Garvan Institute in NSW.
He undertook his medical training at the University of Melbourne (1982-88), followed by post-graduate training as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in medical Oncology (awarded 1997). He then undertook doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne, and was awarded his PhD in 1997.
Professor Thomas undertook post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School (1998-2000), before moving back to Melbourne to set up his own laboratory, initially at St Vincent’s Hospital (2001-3), then at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2002-2014).
He was the founding Chair of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group (2007-11), and is currently a board member and Deputy Chair. professor Thomas was the Director of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer program, onTrac@PeterMac (2005-10), and the only non-US member of the science task force for the Young Adult Alliance of the Livestrong Foundation (2007-).