William Rawlinson is a clinician scientist recognised internationally for translational research into cytomegalovirus, congenital malformation from infections, and viral diseases of immunosuppressed patients. He established, and oversees, serology and virology clinical research programs, state-wide transplant donor screening, and national quality programs for serology and biosecurity. He is conjoint professor at UNSW while holding an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. His research has attracted $41 million in competitive funding and his 290 publications have an H-index of 52. His contributions are recognised by an Order of Australia (AM) for services to medical sciences, Fenner prize, and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Gold medal.