Dr. Louissaint is an autopsy and hematopathology specialist. As an educator, he leads surgical grossing case discussions, and develops curriculum for the Pathology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Louissaint's clinical and research interests focus on hematopathology and on the molecular characterization of hematological malignancies.
Dr. Louissaint also has an interest in the development of novel approaches and programs for improving pathology graduate medical education. Current work includes the utility of digital imaging and development of web-based applications to enhance the teaching of autopsy and surgical gross pathology.
As a surgical pathologist with a particular interest in hematopathology, my current research is focused on the molecular characterization of particular disease entities, for the purposes of both classification and prediction of prognosis and susceptibility to treatment. I am currently working on two lines of investigation: 1)Characterization of follicular lymphoma with a special focus on pediatric follicular lymphomas and t(14;18) negative follicular lymphomas. 2) Molecular characterization of thymomas and thymic carcinomas.