Heather Noelle Di Carlo, M.D.

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  • Director, Pediatric Urology Research
  • Assistant Professor of Urology


Bladder Cancer, Bladder Exstrophy, Gender Affirming Care, Hernias, Hypospadias, Kidney Cancer, Pediatric Urology, Prostate Cancer, Undescended Testis, Urology, Vesicoureteral Reflux ...read more

Research Interests

Exstrophy-epispadias complex; Spina bifida; Renal transplantation; Cloacal exstrophy; Complex genitourinary reconstruction; Disorders of sexual development; Epispadias; Hydrocele; Penile anomalies; Renal duplication; Ureterocele; Ureteropelvic junction obstruction ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6108
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Phone: 443-287-5078 | Fax: 410-502-7711

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

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Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists

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Dr. Heather Noelle Di Carlo is an assistant professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She treats all pediatric urological disorders in young males and females while specializing in renal sparing surgery and complex reconstruction of the genitourinary tract in patients with the exstrophy-epispadias complex, disorders of sexual development (DSD) and other congenital anomalies. 

She serves as the director of pediatric urology research.

A native of New York, Dr. Di Carlo graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in neuroscience and music, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Following general surgery and urology residency training at Stony Brook Medical Center, she completed a pediatric urology fellowship at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.

Dr. Di Carlo has special clinical and basic science interests in the exstrophy-epispadias complex, spina bifida and renal transplantation. 

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  • Director, Pediatric Urology Research
  • Assistant Professor of Urology

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  • MD; SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2006)


  • Urology; Stony Brook University Medical Center (2012)


  • Pediatric Urology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (Pediatric Urology) (2019)
  • American Board of Urology (Urology) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Stewart D, Inouye BM, Goldstein SD, Shah BB, Massanyi EZ, DiCarlo H, Kern AJ, Tourchi A, Baradaran N, Gearhart JP. “Pediatric surgical complications of major genitourinary reconstruction in the exstrophy-epispadias complex.” J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan;50(1):167-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.10.036. Epub 2014 Oct 26.

Kern AJ, Inouye B, Ko JS, Gorin MA, Allaf ME, Goldstein S, DiCarlo HN, Shah BB, Wang MH. “Impact of nephrectomy on long-term renal function in non-syndromic children treated for unifocal Wilms tumor.” J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug;10(4):662-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2014.06.017. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

Supe-Markovina K, Melquist JJ, Connolly D, DiCarlo HN, Waltzer WC, Fine RN, Darras FS. “Alemtuzumab with corticosteroid minimization for pediatric deceased donor renal transplantation: a seven-yr experience.” Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Jun;18(4):363-8. doi: 10.1111/petr.12253. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Gearhart JP, Dicarlo HN. “Editorial comment.” J Urol. 2014 May;191(5):1387. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.11.115. Epub 2014 Jan 30.

Shah BB, Massanyi EZ, Dicarlo H, Shear D, Kern A, Baradaran N, Gearhart JP. “Role of urethral bulking agents in epispadias-exstrophy complex patients.” J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Feb;10(1):176-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Sep 2.

Activities & Honors


  • Research Grant Award, Bladder Exstrophy Research Foundation, 2013
  • Chief Resident Debate Winner, AUA New York Section, 2012
  • Blue Ribbon Award: Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress, 2012
  • Surgical Intern of the Year, Stony Brook University Department of Surgery, 2006 - 2007
  • Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society, Stony University School of Medicine, 2006
  • 2018 Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine


  • Society for Pediatric Urology, 2012

    a non-profit society for practitioners involved in the treatment of genitourinary disorders in children

  • American Urological Association, 2008

    an association that provides support to the urological community

  • Endourological Society, 2008

Videos & Media

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Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) | FAQ with Dr. Heather Di Carlo

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