Massimo Loda, M.D.
Pathology - Molecular Genetic
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Massimo Loda, M.D.

Pathology - Molecular Genetic

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology


  • Surgical Pathology


Dr. Massimo Loda, an internationally renowned molecular pathologist, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and pathologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Loda will helm the institutions’ pathology enterprise, which offers cutting-edge clinical and laboratory services and engages in high-impact science, with a strong focus on the biology of blood and solid tumor malignancies, including prostate cancer. In his new role and as a member of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Dr. Loda will enhance the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s diagnostic capabilities by introducing new techniques, including those that leverage computational pathology and large datasets to identify patterns and trends in disease. He will also seek to recruit outstanding new physicians and scientists to expand the department’s research portfolio and provide exemplary training to the next generation of pathologists. Dr. Loda will succeed Dr. Daniel Knowles, who has served as chair of the department for nearly 25 years.

Dr. Loda was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where he is currently chair of the Department of Oncologic Pathology. He is also a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Translational and Molecular Oncologic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

An acclaimed physician-scientist with a focus on urologic oncology, Dr. Loda uses biochemical and genomic approaches to investigate the mechanisms by which prostate cancer hijacks cell metabolism to allow tumors to flourish.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

MD, Summa cum laude Stowell-Orbison Award, University of Milan
US and

Canadian Academy of Pathology, Academic Achievement Clinical/Research, 1980


Stowell-Orbison Award, US and Canadian Academy of Pathology,

Clinical/Research, 1997


The Claudia Adams Barr Investigator in Cancer Research Award 
The Daland

Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Research and Clinical Innovation, 1998


The Daland Award, The New England Cancer Society, Research, 1998


Donald S. Coffey-CaP CURE Physician- Association for the Cure of Cancer of

the Prostate, Clinical/Research, 2003


Scientist Award, Nominated Officer (Knighthood), resident of the Republic

of Italy of the Order of the Star of Italy (Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella

d’Italia), 2015


Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 2015



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Pathologist-in-Chief - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • David D. Thompson Professor of Pathology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy), 1980


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported