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Edward F. DiCarlo, MD

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About Dr. DiCarlo

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 Chief Surgical Pathologist and Director of the Histopathology Laboratory. He is also a Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. DiCarlo has lectured widely and has numerous publications, including book-chapters, on the non-neoplastic diseases of the bones and joints. He is board certified in anatomic pathology. 


Special Expertise

Pathology and cellular components of inflammatory arthropathies
Pathology and mechanisms of abnormal calcifications and crystal diseases
Non-neoplastic diseases of the bones and joints

Patient Stories


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Chief Surgical Pathologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of the Histopathology Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery
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
Member, International Skeletal Society, Chairman of Prizes Committee


American Board of Pathology, 1985


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

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. DiCarlo

Selected Journal Articles


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. DiCarlo reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. DiCarlo in the News