Carlo Buonomo

Carlo Buonomo, MD

Staff Radiologist

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Gastrointestinal Radiology


  • Radiology


  • Center for Pediatric Polyposis
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Radiology
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate School

Yale University, 1977

New Haven, CT

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1984

Baltimore, MD


Johns Hopkins Hospital, 07/85 to 06/90

Baltimore, MD


  • American Board of Radiology, Pediatric Radiology


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  1. Callahan MJ, Talmadge JM, MacDougall RD, Kleinman PL, Taylor GA, Buonomo C. Selecting appropriate gastroenteric contrast media for diagnostic fluoroscopic imaging in infants and children: a practical approach. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Apr; 47(4):372-381.
  2. Callahan MJ, Talmadge JM, MacDougall R, Buonomo C, Taylor GA. The Use of Enteric Contrast Media for Diagnostic CT, MRI, and Ultrasound in Infants and Children: A Practical Approach. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 May; 206(5):973-9.
  3. Walters MM, Forbes PW, Buonomo C, Kleinman PK. Healing patterns of clavicular birth injuries as a guide to fracture dating in cases of possible infant abuse. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Oct; 44(10):1224-9.
  4. Liszewski MC, Bairdain S, Buonomo C, Jennings RW, Taylor GA. Imaging of long gap esophageal atresia and the Foker process: expected findings and complications. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Apr; 44(4):467-75.
  5. Goldfield EC, Smith V, Buonomo C, Perez J, Larson K. Preterm infant swallowing of thin and nectar-thick liquids: changes in lingual-palatal coordination and relation to bolus transit. Dysphagia. 2013 Jun; 28(2):234-44.
  6. Kang KH, Gutierrez IM, Zurakowski D, Diperna S, Buonomo C, Kim HB, Jaksic T. Bowel re-dilation following serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP). Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Dec; 28(12):1189-93.
  7. Williams JL, Lee EY, Casey AM, Haver KE, Buonomo C, Zurakowski D, Rahbar R. Chest radiographic and CT evaluation of lung abnormalities in pediatric patients with laryngeal cleft. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Nov; 46(11):1128-33.
  8. Weihmiller SN, Buonomo C, Bachur R. Risk stratification of children being evaluated for intussusception. Pediatrics. 2011 Feb; 127(2):e296-303.
  9. Pensabene L, Buonomo C, Fishman L, Chitkara D, Nurko S. Lack of utility of abdominal x-rays in the evaluation of children with constipation: comparison of different scoring methods. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Aug; 51(2):155-9.
  10. Goldfield EC, Buonomo C, Fletcher K, Perez J, Margetts S, Hansen A, Smith V, Ringer S, Richardson MJ, Wolff PH. Premature infant swallowing: patterns of tongue-soft palate coordination based upon videofluoroscopy. Infant Behav Dev. 2010 Apr; 33(2):209-18.
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  12. Rahbar R, Chen JL, Rosen RL, Lowry KC, Simon DM, Perez JA, Buonomo C, Ferrari LR, Katz ES. Endoscopic repair of laryngeal cleft type I and type II: when and why? Laryngoscope. 2009 Sep; 119(9):1797-802.
  13. Waters KJ, Levine D, Lee EY, Buonomo C, Buchmiller TL. Segmental dilatation of the ileum: diagnostic clarification by prenatal and postnatal imaging. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Sep; 26(9):1251-6.
  14. Shah RK, Mora BN, Bacha E, Sena LM, Buonomo C, Del Nido P, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of vascular rings: an otolaryngology perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Jan; 71(1):57-62.
  15. Blickman JG, Rieu PH, Buonomo C, Hoogeveen YL, Boetes C. Colonic duplications: clinical presentation and radiologic features of five cases. Eur J Radiol. 2006 Jul; 59(1):14-9.
  16. Cowles RA, Berdon WE, Holt PD, Buonomo C, Stolar CJ. Neonatal intestinal obstruction simulating meconium ileus in infants with long-segment intestinal aganglionosis: radiographic findings that prompt the need for rectal biopsy. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Feb; 36(2):133-7.
  17. Rosen R, Buonomo C, Andrade R, Nurko S. Incidence of spinal cord lesions in patients with intractable constipation. J Pediatr. 2004 Sep; 145(3):409-11.
  18. Nurko S, Teitelbaum JE, Husain K, Buonomo C, Fox VL, Antonioli D, Fortunato C, Badizadegan K, Furuta GT. Association of Schatzki ring with eosinophilic esophagitis in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Apr; 38(4):436-41.
  19. Capasso L, Sciano D, Iarrobino G, Ventriglia R, Schiavone F, Buonomo C, Rossi T, Borsi E. [Extrauterine endometriosis: three new cases]. G Chir. 2004 Jan-Feb; 25(1-2):39-42.
  20. Heuschkel RB, Fletcher K, Hill A, Buonomo C, Bousvaros A, Nurko S. Isolated neonatal swallowing dysfunction: a case series and review of the literature. Dig Dis Sci. 2003 Jan; 48(1):30-5.
  21. Teitelbaum JE, Berde CB, Nurko S, Buonomo C, Perez-Atayde AR, Fox VL. Diagnosis and management of MNGIE syndrome in children: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Sep; 35(3):377-83.
  22. Simanovsky N, Buonomo C, Nurko S. The infant with chronic vomiting: the value of the upper GI series. Pediatr Radiol. 2002 Aug; 32(8):549-50; discussion 551.
  23. Simanovsky N, Buonomo C, Nurko S. The yield of the UGI series in infants with chronic vomiting. 2001.
  24. Hartkamp MP, Blickman JG, Buonomo C. Colon duplication: Clinical presentation and imaging features. 2001.
  25. Fishman SJ, Islam S, Buonomo C, Nurko S. Nonfixation of an atretic colon predicts Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Jan; 36(1):202-4.
  26. Fishman SJ, Islam S, Nurko S, Buonomo C. Non-fixation of an atretic colon predicts Hirschsprung's disease. J Ped Surg. 2001; 31:202-204.
  27. Nguyen D, Buonomo C, Jonas M. Image of the month. Diagnosis of cutis laxa. Gastroenterology. 2000 Dec; 119(6):1430;1804.
  28. Fenton LZ, Buonomo C. Benign pneumatosis in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Nov; 30(11):786-93.
  29. Reid JR, Buonomo C, Moreira C, Kozakevich H, Nurko SJ. The barium enema in constipation: comparison with rectal manometry and biopsy to exclude Hirschsprung's disease after the neonatal period. Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Oct; 30(10):681-4.
  30. Fenton LZ, Buonomo C, Share JC, Chung T. Small intestinal obstruction by remnants of the omphalomesenteric duct: findings on contrast enema. Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Mar; 30(3):165-7.
  31. Simonovsky N, Buonomo C, Nurko S . Vomitng after the newborn period. 2000.
  32. Vazquez JL, Buonomo C. Feeding difficulties in the first days of life: findings on upper gastrointestinal series and the role of the videofluoroscopic swallowing study. Pediatr Radiol. 1999 Dec; 29(12):894-6.
  33. Buonomo C. The radiology of necrotizing enterocolitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 1999 Nov; 37(6):1187-98, vii.
  34. Guidone P, Thomason M, Buonomo C, Kassarjian A. Pediatric case of the day. Total colonic Hirschsprung's disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Sep; 173(3):815, 819-20.
  35. Vazquez JL, Buonomo C, Nurko S. Barrett's esophagus in a teenager with a ringed esophagus. Pediatr Radiol. 1999 Aug; 29(8):641.
  36. Binkovitz LA, Allen E, Bloom D, Long F, Hammond S, Buonomo C, Donnelly LF. Atypical presentation of Clostridium difficile colitis in patients with cystic fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Feb; 172(2):517-21.
  37. Ben-Sira L, Buonomo C, Lillihei CW, Patenaude Y. Hydrostatic reduction of the meconium i leus. 1999.
  38. Vasquez J, Buonomo C. Hirschsprung's disease: an update. 1999.
  39. Bloom DA, Buonomo C, Fishman SJ, Furuta G, Nurko S. Allergic colitis: a mimic of Hirschsprung disease. Pediatr Radiol. 1999 Jan; 29(1):37-41.
  40. Guzman C, Bousvaros A, Buonomo C, Nurko S. Intraduodenal hematoma complicating intestinal biopsy: case reports and review of the literature. Am J Gastroenterol. 1998 Dec; 93(12):2547-50.
  41. Buckley K, Buonomo C, Husain K, Nurko S. Schatzki ring in children and young adults: clinical and radiologic findings. Pediatr Radiol. 1998 Nov; 28(11):884-6.
  42. Tello R, Blickman JG, Buonomo C, Herrin J. Meta analysis of the relationship between tuberous sclerosis complex and renal cell carcinoma. Eur J Radiol. 1998 May; 27(2):131-8.
  43. Lenders C, Buonomo C, Jonas MM. Image of the month. Disseminated infections, especially candidiasis in immunocompromised individuals, cat-scratch fever, and infiltrative diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma. Gastroenterology. 1997 Nov; 113(5):1432, 1815.
  44. Martin L, Buonomo C. Acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease: radiographic and clinical analysis of 70 cases. Pediatr Radiol. 1997 Aug; 27(8):637-41.
  45. Choi RS, Lillehei CW, Lund DP, Healy GB, Buonomo C, Upton J, Hendren WH. Esophageal replacement in children who have caustic pharyngoesophageal strictures. J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Jul; 32(7):1083-7; discussion 1087-8.
  46. Buonomo C. Neonatal gastrointestinal emergencies. Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 Jul; 35(4):845-64.
  47. Shah U, Lavine JE, Buonomo C. Radiological case of the month. Redundant duodenal folds in cystic fibrosis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Mar; 151(3):311-2.
  48. Shah P, Applegate KE, Buonomo C. Stricture of the duodenum and jejunum in an abused child. Pediatr Radiol. 1997 Mar; 27(3):281-3.
  49. Buonomo C, Taylor GA, Share JC, Kirks DR. Pratical Preidatric Imaging. Gastrointestianal tract. 1997.
  50. Shah P, Applegate KE, Buonomo C. Stricture of the duodenum and jejunum in an abused child. 1997; 27:281-283.
  51. Bonsack TA, Robertson RL, Lacson A, Casadonte JA, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Myelinoclastic diffuse sclerosis (MDS) (Schilder disease). Radiographics. 1996 Nov; 16(6):1509-11.
  52. Gallant JM, Barnewolt CE, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Hepatorenal tyrosinemia (tyrosinemia type I). Radiographics. 1996 Sep; 16(5):1221-4.
  53. Ecklund K, Jaramillo D, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Chondroblastoma. Radiographics. 1996 Jul; 16(4):979-82.
  54. Kim FM, Hoffer FA, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Extralobar pulmonary sequestration with cystic adenomatoid features and acute and chronic inflammation. Radiographics. 1996 May; 16(3):717-9.
  55. Medina LS, D'Alessandro M, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Adrenocortical adenoma. Radiographics. 1996 Mar; 16(2):449-51.
  56. Bloom DA, Applegate KE, Laor T, Buonomo C. Pediatric case of the day. Ectopic cervical thymus. Radiographics. 1996 Jan; 16(1):204-6.
  57. Kim FM, Hoffer FA, Buonomo C. Extralobar sequestration. Radiographics. 1996; 717-719.
  58. Medina LS, D'Allessandro M, Buonomo C. Adrenocortical adenoma. Radiographics. 1996.
  59. Bloom DA, Applegae KE, Laor T, Buonomo C. Ectopic cervical thymus. Radiographics. 1996; 449-451.
  60. Bonsack TA, Robertson RL, Lacson A, Casadonte JA, Buonomo C. Myelinoclastic diffuse sclerosis. Radiographics. 1996; 1509-1511.
  61. Muto M, buonomo C, La TC e la RM nelle radiculopatie lombari non discali (CT and MR). MR and CT in the diagnosis of lumbar radidulopathy. 1995.
  62. Buuonomo C. Neonatal gastrointestinal disease: surgical emergencies. Emergency pediatric radiology. 1995.
  63. Muto M, Buonomo C, La TC e la RM. nelle radiculopatie lombari non discali (CT and MR in lumbar radiculopathies due to causes other than disc disease. Diagnostica TC e RM. 1995.
  64. Buonomo C. Neonatal gastrointestinal disease: surgical emergencies. Emergency Pediatric Radiology. 1995.
  65. Buonomo C Vanden Abbeele A. Pediatric nuclear medicine. 1994.
  66. Bramson RT, Buonomo C, Blickman JG. Barium extravasation discovered some years after pyloromyotomy. Pediatr Radiol. 1994; 24(3):216-7.
  67. Buckley K, Buonomo C. Bilateral ureteral obstruction and renal failure due to a perforated appendix. Pediatr Radiol. 1994; 24(4):308-9.
  68. Buonomo C, Vanden Abbeele A. Infection and inflammation. Pediatric Nuclear Medicine. 1994.
  69. Bramson R, Bonomo C, Blickman J. Barium extravasation discovered some years after pyloromyotomy. 1994; 24:216-217.
  70. Meyer JS, Dangman BC, Buonomo C, Berlin JA. Air and liquid contrast agents in the management of intussusception: a controlled, randomized trial. Radiology. 1993 Aug; 188(2):507-11.
  71. Buonomo C, Treves ST, Jones B, Summerville D, Bauer S, Retik A. Silent renal damage in symptom-free siblings of children with vesicoureteral reflux: assessment with technetium Tc 99m dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy. J Pediatr. 1993 May; 122(5 Pt 1):721-3.
  72. Buonomo C, Treves ST. Gallium scanning in children with fever of unknown origin. Pediatr Radiol. 1993; 23(4):307-10.
  73. Buonomo C, Griscom NT. Abdominal cystic lymphagioma (Omental Cyst). Radiographics. 1992; 1146-1148.
  74. Buonomo C, Griscom NT. Pediatric case of the day. Cystic lymphangioma (omental cyst). Radiographics. 1991 Nov; 11(6):1146-8.
  75. Schiavone A, Biasi MT, Buonomo C, Nozzoli C, Roca ME, Sambati R, Simone F. Micturition syncopes. Funct Neurol. 1991 Jul-Sep; 6(3):305-8.
  76. Nozzoli C, Buonomo C, Simone F. Syncopes with reference to sex and age. Funct Neurol. 1990 Jul-Sep; 5(3):251-5.
  77. Simone F, Buonomo C, Nozzoli C, Grossi D, Roca ME, Santostasi R. Vasovagal reactions induced by head-up tilt and tests of vagal cardiac function. J Auton Nerv Syst. 1990 Jul; 30 Suppl:S145-7.
  78. Grossi D, Buonomo C, Mirizzi F, Santostasi R, Simone F. Electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic features of vasovagal syncope induced by head-up tilt. Funct Neurol. 1990 Jul-Sep; 5(3):257-60.
  79. Mills P, Buonomo C, Pillai RP, Samphilipo MA, Rajan SS, Strandberg JD, Anderson JH. In vivo and in vitro 31P-NMR preliminary studies of the VX-2 carcinoma in rabbits. Invest Radiol. 1988 Aug; 23(8):584-91.
  80. Buonomo C, Mills P, Hilton J, Anderson JH, Wong DF, Dannals RF. Labeled plasma metabolites of L-methyl-hydrogen-3-methionine and L-methyl-carbon-14-methionine in the dog. Am J Physiol Imaging. 1988; 3(4):178-81.
  81. Purri P, Buonomo C, De Rosa N, Fimiani F, Santaniello W, Ciancio R, D'Armiento FP. [Endocrine pancreas neoplasms. Clinical and prognostic significance under the guidance of pathological findings]. Minerva Chir. 1987 Feb 15; 42(3):169-72.
  82. Resta L, Santangelo A, Caruso G, Buonomo C. Local morphologic changes related to laryngeal carcinoma. Tumori. 1985 Feb 28; 71(1):19-24.
  83. Rieth KG, Di Chiro G, London WT, Sever JL, Houff SA, Kornblith PL, McKeever PE, Buonomo C, Padgett BL, Walker DL. Experimental glioma in primates: a computed tomography model. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1980 Jun; 4(3):285-90.
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