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Edward F. DiCarlo, MD


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



Publications by Dr. DiCarlo


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of March 23, 2023, Dr. DiCarlo reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. DiCarlo in the News