Geoff McCaughan, MD, PhD, graduated 1975 with first class honors in medicine and then completed a FRACP in Gastroenterology in 1980. Professor McCaughan received his initial training in gastroenterology under Neil Gallagher, at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and hepatology training under Neil Gallagher and Ruthven Blackburn.He completed his PhD in cellular immunology in 1985, at the University of Sydney under Tony Basten. He then undertook postdoctoral training in molecular immunology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, England, with Neil Barclay and Allan Williams.
In 1986 Professor McCaughan was appointed Staff Specialist in Hepatology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, at the setting up of the Australian National Liver Transplant Unit. He is currently the AW Morrow Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney. He is also Director of Transplant Hepatology, the GE/Liver Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Liver Immunobiology Research Laboratory Centenary Research Institute for Cancer and Cell Biology.
Professor McCaughan's major clinical interests are in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and autoimmune hepatitis. His major research interests are in liver transplant tolerance, molecular pathogenesis of liver inflammation, and fibrosis, pathogenesis of HCV infection, and structure and function of proteins in the oligopeptidase family of molecules. He is a current holder of NHMRC and NIH grants to study the aforementioned topics.