Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, APOS Fellow

Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs and Professor, Department of Population Sciences

Administrative Director, Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, City of Hope

Executive Director, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope

Matthew J. Loscalzo is the Liliane 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 of 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 nationally for his strategic mentorship of leaders across disciplines.

Professor Loscalzo has focused on pain and palliative care, the implementation of problem-based biopsychosocial screening programs, gender-based medicine, problem solving therapies and the creation of integrated interdisciplinary supportive care programs.

Professor Loscalzo has held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego.

He has received numerous awards including:

  • Honorary Doctorate Dokkyo University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Outstanding Education and Training Award Recipient from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (2010)
  • Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence from the International Psycho-Oncology Society (2014)
  • Jimmie Holland Life Time Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society(2015)
  • Harold Benjamin Innovation Award, Cancer Support Community (2017)
  • Arthur M. Sutherland Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Psycho-Oncology, International Psycho-Oncology Society (2017)

He was the Principle Investigator on two 5-year NIH R25E training grants (teaching health care professionals how to build supportive care programs and biopsychosocial screening programs); Site PI for two other NIH grants (R25E to teach advanced cognitive behavioral skills and an SBIR to create new technologies for screening and symptom monitoring). He is serves on multiple editorial boards and is a reviewer for a number of professional journals and has over 75 publications, including two books.