John Moore graduated from Sydney University in 1989. He trained in haematology at the Royal North Shore Hospital, The Westmead Children’s Hospital and conducted post graduate training in London. He was the bone marrow transplant co-ordinator at the Royal Free Hospital, London from 1997-98 before returning to Australia to conduct clinical and immunological research into haematopoietic stem cell transplant. He is a fellow of both the College of Physicians and Pathologists. He completed a Doctorate of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital whilst researching the role of Haematopoietic Stem cell Transplantation for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.
He is currently a Senior Staff Specialist in the Haematology Department at St Vincent’s Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. He was appointed Professor of Medicine (conjoint – UNSW) in April 2022 and The Chong Family Director of Cellular Therapies at St Vincent’s Hospital in July 2021.
Dr Moore has extensive experience in stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy spanning over 25 years. He has been an active member of the stem cell transplant community in Australia and internationally. He was the Chair of the Bone Marrow Transplant Committee of the Australian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG) from 2004-2006. He is a member of the Auto-Immune Sub-Committee of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and on the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT), Education and Dissemination Committee. He is on the scientific committee of the Asia-Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation group (APBMT).
Dr Moore is the clinical lead of the NSW state wide service of stem cell transplantation for auto-immune diseases. This program is the largest in Australia and the second largest contributor to the EBMT database. He is the principal investigator of the Australian Haploidentical stem cell transplant trial currently being conducted from St Vincent’s Hospital and the Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients Registry (ABMTRR). He has published extensively in the field of stem cell transplantation with over 100 publications in the area. He is team leader of the stem cell transplant group in the Blood Diseases and Cancer laboratory at the Lowy Packer building.