Executive Director, People & Enterprise Transformation
Emeritus Professor Supportive Care Medicine
Professor Population Sciences
City of Hope
Matthew Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., APOS Fellow is the Executive Director, People & Enterprise Transformation Emeritus Professor Supportive Care Medicine, Professor Population Sciences at the City of Hope.
Until August 2021, Matthew J. Loscalzo was 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 founding 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. Professor Loscalzo was the President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Association of Oncology Social Workers. Along with James Zabora, ScD, at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 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, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the UCSD and is now in his 14th year at City of Hope-National Medical Center. He has been a consultant to multiple major cancer organizations on how to build supportive care programs, implement new processes, enhance staff engagement and has developed a unique staff leadership model.
In 2010, he received the Outstanding Education and Training Award Recipient from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society; 2014, the lifetime achievement award in clinical care with the Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence from the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS); 2015, the Jimmie Holland Life Time Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS); 2016 Harold Benjamin Innovation Award, Cancer Support Community; 2017 the recipient of the Arthur M. Sutherland Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS); 2021 the American Psychosocial Oncology Society created the Matthew Loscalzo Outstanding Education and Training Award and City of Hope Created the Matthew Loscalzo Leadership Award Lecture Series. He has been the PI and faculty on multiple NCI funded training grants teaching health care professionals to build supportive care programs, comprehensive automated biopsychosocial screening programs, pain management and advanced cognitive behavioral skills. He is also on the editorial boards or a reviewer for several professional journals and has over 100 publications and 5 books. His clinical interests are gender-based medicine, strengths-based approaches to psychotherapies, pain management, problem-based distress screening and the creation of supportive care programs.