Massimo Loda, MD
David D. Thompson Professor & Chairman
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Massimo Loda is the David D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; and Pathologist-in-Chief in the New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Campus. For many years, he has served as a Senior Staff Pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Chair of the Department of Oncologic Pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Furthermore, he is Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Loda directed molecular pathology laboratories in various institutions and served as interim director of molecular pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine-Presbyterian Hospital. He has worked as a physician-scientist, performing clinical work as a genito-urinary pathologist as well as a molecular pathologist. For years, his laboratory has focused on metabolic alterations in prostate tumorigenesis, with specific interest in lipid metabolism and its regulation. His approach is multidisciplinary, utilizing cell lines, orthotopic tumor xenograft, genetically engineered murine models, and human tumors. He has also been at the forefront in the invention and application of novel molecular pathology techniques such as ex vivo organotypic cultures, multiplexed immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, advances in image analysis and applying molecular techniques such as metabolic profiling to formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue.