Associate Professor David Ziegler

Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist
Subspecialty Paediatric Neuro-Oncology
Head, Clinical Trials Program, Kids Cancer Centre
Head, Neuro-Oncology Program, Sydney Children’s Hospital
Group Leader, Brain Tumour Group, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

“My patients are what inspire me. When I see them improve after treatment and come out the other end, it motivates me. But there is an urgent need to do better for those kids that don’t have good outcomes – we can’t just accept the status quo. We need to do for brain tumours what we did for leukaemia 50 years ago.”

Associate Professor David Ziegler is a Senior Staff Specialist at the Kids Cancer Centre and has expertise in neuro-oncology, precision medicine and early phase clinical trials. A/Prof Ziegler completed his clinical training in paediatric haematology and oncology at Sydney Children’s Hospital. From 2005-2007 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston. His research focused on the preclinical and clinical development of novel therapies for paediatric brain tumours.

A/Prof Ziegler has established an Australian translational research program to develop novel therapies for children with cancer, and has led multiple national and international clinical trials. He is a conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and a Group Leader at the Children’s Cancer Institute, where his preclinical research focuses on new treatment strategies for childhood brain tumours. He is Director of the Kids Cancer Alliance – a translational research program developed with the support of the Cancer Institute NSW. He leads the national precision medicine trial through the Zero Childhood Cancer Program for children with high risk cancers.

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