Medical Advisory Board
Professor Jack Goldblatt
Clinical Professor Jack Goldblatt AM, MB ChB, MD, FRACP is an adult physician and clinical geneticist, who recently retired after 27 years as the Director of Genetic Services and Familial Cancer Program of Western Australia. Affiliation; Clinical Professor, Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia. He has co-authored 257 publications on diverse aspects of human genetics, including clinical, biochemical, molecular genetic, educational and epidemiological research on inherited factors in individuals, families and populations with rare diseases. He has a doctorate thesis on the biochemical and clinical aspects of Gaucher disease.
He spent two years as a visiting instructor in the medical genetics unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, U.S.A., with a significant involvement in their genetic disorders metabolic program. He was Chairman of the Gaucher Advisory Committee (since its inception in 1994 till 2014) and was also a member of the Fabry, MPS and Infantile Pompe Advisory Committees of the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health. These committees interacted with the Life Saving Drugs Program to assess patients with Rare diseases in Australia regarding their suitability for enzyme replacement therapy and monitored the course of individuals on treatment, with recommendations concerning dosages.