COSA 2019, 12 - 14 November 2019 Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

Prof Matthew Loscalzo

Matthew J. Loscalzo is theLiliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Professor in Department of Population Sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center, Duarte California, USA.

Professor Loscalzo has over 38 years experience in caring for cancer patients and their families.  He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the clinical, educational, and research domains of psychosocial aspects of cancer.  Professor Loscalzo was the President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Association of Oncology Social Workers.  He is highly recognized and sought after for his strategic mentorship of leaders across disciplines.  Professor Loscalzo has focused pain and palliative care, the implementation of problem-based screening programs, gender-based medicine and problem solving therapies. Along with James Zabora, ScD, they created the first prospective universal clinical biopsychosocial screening program in the United States. 

Professor Loscalzo has held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego and is now in his 10 year at City of Hope-National Medical Center. He has created a number of highly integrated interdisciplinary biopsychosocial programs based on a unique staff leadership model.   

In 2010, he received the Outstanding Education and Training Award Recipient from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. In October 2014, Professor Loscalzo was recognized for a lifetime achievement award in clinical care with the Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence from the International Psycho-Oncology Society. In August 2015, he received the Jimmie Holland Life Time Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. In 2016 Professor Loscalzo received theHarold Benjamin Innovation Award, Cancer Support Community and in August of 2017, he was the recipient of the Arthur M. Sutherland Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Psycho-Oncology, International Psycho-Oncology Society.

His clinical interests are gender-based medicine, strengths-based approaches to psychotherapies, problem-based distress screening and the creation of supportive care programs.

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