|Assistant Professor of Radiology Technology
Clinical Director Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR)
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing
Assistant Professor Gerard Buffo, MD, educates students in pathology, anatomy and clinical application of imaging techniques. He serves as a mentor at clinical sites and works to engender critical thinking skills with his students. Buffo's approach is based on years of personal clinical experience. He brings a long history of clinical expertise to the academic sphere. In addition, a recent interest in Ayurvedic medicine has led him to pursue competence through a renowned local teaching center with the plan to introduce concepts in alternative medicine to students fall 2013.
Buffo's research has been directed toward Eldercare, elder abuse, and music therapy. Publications are currently under review in those areas. Recently his focus has changed to include imaging evaluation of the therapeutic outcomes of music intervention in autism. This involves using fMRI and DTI to evaluate the connectivity of certain parts of the brain in autism and to determine if music alters the plasticity.