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

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Division Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Female

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 ...read more

Research Interests: sarcoma, complex limb reconstruction

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Background

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.

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Titles

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

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

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

Residencies

  • Boston Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (1999)

Fellowships

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2001)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Gimber LH, Montgomery EA, Morris CD, Krupinski EA, Fayad LM. MRI characteristics associated with high-grade myxoid liposarcoma. Clin Radiol. 2017 Feb 27. pii: S0009-9260(17)30057-0. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.01.016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28256200

Levin AS, Arkader A, Morris CD. Reconstruction Following Tumor Resections in Skeletally Immature Patients. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Mar;25(3):204-213. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00619. PMID: 28195984

Puvanesarajah V, Spiker AM, Shannon BA, Grundy M, Levin AS, Morris CD. Evaluation and management of the pregnant patient with suspected primary musculoskeletal tumor or metastatic carcinoma to bone. Surg Oncol. 2016 Sep;25(3):212-22. doi: 10.1016/j.suronc.2016.05.024. Review. PMID: 27566025

Bressner JA, McCarthy EF, Fayad LM, Morris CD. Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the distal femoral diaphysis: a case report and review of the literature. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Oct;45(10):1391-5. doi: 10.1007/s00256-016-2430-7. PMID: 27412560

Hayashi M, Chu D, Meyer CF, Llosa NJ, McCarty G, Morris CD, Levin AS, Wolinsky JP, Albert CM, Steppan DA, Park BH, Loeb DM. Highly personalized detection of minimal Ewing sarcoma disease burden from plasma tumor DNA. Cancer. 2016 Oct;122(19):3015-23. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30144. PMID: 27351911

Videos & Media

Osteosarcoma | Jaliyah's Story

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 | Johns Hopkins Medicine (2016)

Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas | Johns Hopkins Medicine (2016)

Sarcoma Care: Meeting of the Minds | Framework (Summer 2016)

Limb-Sparing Surgery for Bone Cancer Starts with Proper Biopsy | Framework (Spring 2015)

Rotationplasty Offers Greater Functionality for Patients with Cancer | Framework (Winter 2016)

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