Professor David Thomas

David is Deputy Chair of Governing Council and is responsible for ensuring a close working relationship between The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and  Sydney Catalyst.
  • Governing Council
  • Scientific Advisory Committee


David is  Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. David undertook medical training at the University of Melbourne, completed post-graduate training as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology and was awarded a PhD (University of Melbourne) in 1997. David 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). David was the founding Chair of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group (2007-11), and is currently a board member and Deputy Chair. 

In his spare time David likes to do cryptic crosswords, play chess and play guitar.

Research Interests:  

Somatic and germline cancer genomics, with a focus on sarcomas and cancer in young adults.