Meet Dr. Leo
Medical Doctor, Scientist, Researcher & Public Health advocate
Leo Nissola is a Medical Doctor, Clinical Scientist, and Published Book Author in Immunology.
His work focuses on Clinical Development, accelerating research and exploring novel approaches to tackle cancer
with immunotherapy at The Parker Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy.
He is a former Medical Oncology Fellow at the Genitourinary Department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. There he served the clinical team supporting prostate cancer clinical trials from early first-in-human through global phase 3 clinical trials.
He is part of the Clinical Development team at The Parker Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy, where he works on accelerating research and exploring novel approaches to tackle cancer with immunotherapy.
His scientific focus has been on finding innovative ways to fight cancer and overcome adaptive immune resistance after therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Dr. Nissola has been at the forefront of patient care, serving impoverished communities in South America and Europe, suffering from infectious diseases like HIV, Tuberculosis, and the highly pathogenic H1N1.
He served his community during the epidemic influenza and developed protocols and Hospital guidelines to ensure safety and appropriate care.
Dr. Leo is passionate about Public Health andSocial Medicine; his goal is to find innovative solutions to finance care.
His is a published book author in Immunology, and
Medical Schools across the globe have used his book.
His research was on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disorder that affects over 5 million people worldwide and occurs when the immune system attacks the body's tissues and causes inflammation in many organs.
Dr. Leo is a polyglot and is fluent in english, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, has an interesting Twitter feed and has been very active in the media.