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Carol Diane Morris, M.D., M.S.

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Division Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Expertise: Bone Cancer, Bone Sarcoma, Bone Tumors, Chondrosarcoma, Ewing's Sarcoma, Metastatic Bone Disease, Orthopaedic Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Osteosarcoma, Pathologic Fractures, Sarcoma, Sarcoma and Musculoskeletal Tumors , Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumors more

Research Interests: sarcoma, complex limb reconstruction

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


I am an orthopaedic surgical oncologist with expertise in treating both children and adults with bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the pelvis and extremities. Sarcomas are a very rare group of tumors that arise from connective tissues such as bone and muscle. I work with a large team of doctors, including pediatric and adult oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and surgical oncologists to develop expert care plans that are unique to each patient.

The majority of patients who have surgery for sarcomas have limb-sparing surgery, meaning that the tumor can be removed without amputating a limb. As an orthopaedic surgeon, a large focus of my work involves developing and refining reconstruction options for knees, hips, shoulders, and other parts of the body that provide patients with the most function and increase the longevity of the artificial body part. I also treat patients with cancer that has spread to bone. My research interests include identifying novel targets and therapies for treating bone and soft tissue tumors. more


  • Division Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (1994)


  • Boston Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (1999)


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas
    Health Seminar

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Sarcoma Treatment: Answers from Oncologists Nita Ahuja and Carol Morris

Surgical oncologist Dr. Nita Ahuja and division chief of orthopaedic oncology Dr. Carol Morris talk about treatment options and prognosis for soft tissue and bone sarcomas.

Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas

Johns Hopkins surgeons Nita Ahuja and Carol Morris discuss the management of sarcomas. There are about 15,000 cases of sarcoma per year in the U.S., affecting both children and adults. Because sarcomas are rare, it's important that patients and their families have access to specialized teams experienced in sarcoma treatment.

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