Edward F. DiCarlo, MD

Dr. Edward DiCarlo received his medical doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and completed his residency training in pathology at the New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical College. He followed with a fellowship in Orthopedic Pathology at Hospital for Special Surgery. Since 1984, Dr. DiCarlo has been on staff at HSS, where he is currently the Director of the Histopathology Laboratory and Associate Pathologist. He is also a clinical Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. DiCarlo has lectured widely and has numerous publications, including book-chapters, on the diseases of the bones and joints. He is board certified in anatomic pathology.


Attending Pathologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College



Member, US-Canadian Academy of Pathology (US-Canadian Division of the IAP)
Member, Fellow, College of American Pathologists

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BSc, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1977
MD, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1981


Cornell University Medical College, Pathology, New York, 1982


Cornell University Medical College, Pathology, New York, 1984


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Pathology, New York, 1985


American Board of Pathology, 1985

State Licensure

New York

Edward F. DiCarlo, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

DiCarlo EF and Bullough PG: The biologic responses to implants and their wear debris. Clinical Materials, 9: 235-260, 1982.

Bullough PG, Bansal M, and DiCarlo EF: The Tissue Diagnosis of Metabolic Bone Disease, Role of Histomorphometry. Orthop Clin N Amer, 21(1): 65-79, 1990.

Arnoczky SP, DiCarlo EF, O’Brien SJ, and Warren RF: Cellular repopulation of deep-frozen meniscal autografts – an experimental study in the dog. J Arthros Rel Surg, 8(4): 428-436, 1992.

Yamamoto T, DiCarlo EF, and Bullough PG: The prevalence and Clinicopathologic Appearance of Extension of Osteonecrosis in the Femoral Head. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 81-B: 328-332, 1999.

Fealy S, Rodeo SA, DiCarlo EF, and O’Brien SJ: The Developmental Anatomy of the Neonatal Glenohumeral Joint. J Shoulder and Elbow Surg 9 (3): 217-222 2000.

Cole BJ, Rodeo SA, O’Brien SJ, Altcheck D, Lee D, DiCarlo EF, and Potter H: The anatomy and histology of the rotator interval capsule of the shoulder. Clin Orthop (390):129-37, 2001.

Paschalis EP, Recker R, DiCarlo EF, Doty SB, Attis E, Boskey AL: Distribution of collagen cross-links in normal human trabecular bone. J Bone Miner Res. 2003 Nov; 18(11):1942-6.

Mahoney CR, Glesby MJ, DiCarlo EF, Peterson MGE, and Bostrom MP: Total hip arthroplasty in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection: pathologic findings and surgical outcomes. Acta Orthopedica 2005, In press.

Della Valle, Bates, Salvati E, and DiCarlo EF: Failure of free vascularized fibular graft for Avascular necrosis of the femoral head. A histopathologic study of five cases. Clin Orthop 2005, In press.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Edward DiCarlo, Pathologist

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