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Darren M. Buono

Board Certified Radiologist | Musculoskeletal Radiology

Buono-200x300Dr. Buono received a BS 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 scoring in the top 1% in the country on his National Board of Medical Examiners United States Medical Licensing Exam and 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, he completed an intensive 3 month mini-fellowship in 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. His clinical interests include MRI, Spine and Brain Imaging, and Orthopedic Imaging and specifically Spine and Extremity/Joint injuries. Dr. Buono has vast experience in Trauma and Emergency Radiology as well as CT scans, X-ray, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Oncology Imaging, and Head and Neck Imaging. Dr. Buono has additional experience in Utilization Review, Peer Review, and Workers’ Compensation. He has acted as a medical director for outpatient imaging centers and teleradiology companies.

In 2014, Dr. Buono co-founded Star Teleradiology with a dedication to providing expert, accurate, precise, clinically relevant, and timely diagnostic imaging interpretations.

In his spare time, Dr. Buono enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, boating, fishing, and enjoying the Florida sun.