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Darren M. Buono

Board Certified Radiologist | Musculoskeletal Radiology


Darren Buono M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Radiology

Fellowship Trained in Musculoskeletal Radiology/MRI

Dr. Buono received a BA in Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he was a Varsity Letter winner, school record holder, and NCAA Academic All American in swimming.

Dr. Buono attended medical school at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he graduated at the top of his medical school class and was a junior inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

He completed his Internship Year at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA focusing on surgery subspecialties. Following his internship, Dr. Buono completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Diego under William G. Bradley M.D., PhD., Chairman. During his residency, which was focused on Neuroradiology. Continuing his training at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Buono completed an additional 1 year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology/MRI under the tutelage of Donald Resnick, M.D.

After completing fellowship, Dr. Buono joined a private practice radiology group in Tampa, Florida, where he was a partner and attending physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, a level II trauma center, and one of the busiest Emergency Departments by volume in the country.

During Dr. Buono’s career, he has interpreted and/or consulted on MRI and imaging studies on professional athletes from Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA, and the NHL including Hall of Famers and league MVPs.  His clinical interests include MRI, Spine and Brain Imaging, and Orthopedic Imaging with special interest in DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) and MRI of Spine and Extremity Injuries. Dr. Buono has vast experience in Trauma and Emergency Radiology as well as Neuroradiology and specifically Traumatic Brain Injury including DTI and NeuroQuant.

Dr. Buono has interpreted >450,000 MRI and >20,000 DTI and >20,000 NeuroQuant Studies in his clinical practice.

Dr. Buono co-founded Star Teleradiology with a dedication to providing the highest quality radiology interpretations with concise, accurate, and timely reports to our clients.