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Edward F McCarthy Jr, M.D.

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  • Professor of Pathology

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish


Bone Diseases, Joint Diseases, Pathology

Research Interests

Cartilage tumors; Metabolic bone disease, particularly osteogenesis imperfecta and renal osteodystrophy; Bone pathology more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9790


Dr. Edward F. McCarthy is a professor of pathology and orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of bone and joint diseases.

Dr. McCarthy completed his medical training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1974. He performed residencies in orthopaedic surgery and pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and in 1977 completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

He is a member of the International Skeletal Society, and is certified in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. more


  • Professor of Pathology
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1970)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1974)
  • Pathology; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1976)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Sinai Hospital (1977)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology) (1977)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Khurana, J.S., McCarthy, E.F. Benign Cartilage Tumors. Diagnostic Histopathology. 20(5): 190-9, 2014.

Santiago-Dieppa, D.R., Hwang, L.S., Bydon, A., Gokaslan, Z.L., McCarthy, E.F. L4 and L5 Spondylectomy for En Bloc Resection of Giant cell Tumor and Review of the Literature. Evid based Spine Care J. 5:151-7, 2014.

Caturegli, P., McCarthy, E.F., Jackson, J.B., Hruban, R.H. The Pathology Residency Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: A Model of Its Kind. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 139(3):400-6, 2015.

Mathios, D., Ruzevick, J., Jackson, C.M., Xu, H., Shah, S. Taube, J.M., Burger, P.C., McCarthy, E.F., Quinones-Hinojosa, A., Pardoll, D.M., Lim, M. PD-1, PD-L1, PD-L2 expression in the chordoma microenvironment. J Neurooncol. 121(2):251-9, 2015.

Miller, P.D., McCarthy, E.F. Bisphosphonate-associated atypical sub-trochanteric femur fractures: Paired bone biopsy quantitative histomorphometry before and after teriparatide administration. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 44:477-82, 2015.

Activities & Honors


  • International Skeletal Society

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