Professor Golo Ahlenstiel


Chair of Medicine


I am Chair of Medicine at Blacktown Clinical School, Western Sydney University and Clinical Network Director Subspecialty Medicine (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine) at WSLHD. After completing my medical degree and PhD at the University of Bonn in Germany, I received research fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) and the German Research Foundation (DFG, Germany) to pursue liver research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA in 2004.

In 2009 I moved to Sydney where I completed basic physician and advanced training in Gastroenterology/Hepatology in WSLHD in 2013. In 2014 I was appointed Associate Professor of Hepatology at the University of Sydney and became full time staff specialist at Westmead Hospital, before moving to Blacktown-Mount Druitt Hospital as the Chair of Medicine in 2017.

I am an academic hepatologist with >6,000 career citations, with active research in advanced liver disease, metabolic disease, liver immunology and cancer immunotherapy. I am Faculty at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and Liver Faculty of GESA, the national society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Australia.

Research Interests

  • Liver immunology
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Metabolic liver disease

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Contacts Details

Telephone +61 2 9881 8000
Location Blacktown Clinical School