Research Investigator Profile

Portrait of Ferdinando S. Buonanno

Ferdinando S. Buonanno, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Associate in Neurology,
    Massachusetts General Hospital




Research Description

The adult brain constantly adapts to changes in stimuli, and this plasticity is manifest not only as learning and memory but also as dynamic changes in information transmission and processing. The goal of research in the  Neurology of Vision Research Laboratory is to understand the mechanisms mediating human visual perception in healthy and damaged human brain, long-term plasticity and short-term dynamics in networks of the adult normal and damaged (from stroke) cortex by using interactively multimodal imaging (fMRI, MEG, DTI), psychophysics, and biologically constraint computational modeling. An additional facet of our research is translational, conducted hand in hand with several neurologists and physiatrists clinicians, investigates multisensory processing for facilitating behavior and recovery in stroke patients. Visit the Neurology of Vision Research Laboratory for more information.

Research interests Neurology, multimodal neuroimaging and the human connectome
Research techniques fMRI, MEG, psychophysics, brain networks, computational modeling
Diseases studied Stroke
Selected publications
  1. Diaz T, Cubeddu RJ, Rengifo-Moreno PA, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Solis-Martin J, Buonanno FS, Inglessis I, Palacios IF. Management of residual shunts after initial percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure: A single center experience with immediate and long-term follow-up. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jul 1; 76(1):145-50.
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  2. Miller JC, Hirsch JA, Colon RA, Buonanno FS, Thrall JH, Uppot RN. Cerebral aneurysms. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jan; 7(1):73-6.
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  3. Nogueira RG, Yoo AJ, Buonanno FS, Hirsch JA. Endovascular approaches to acute stroke, part 2: a comprehensive review of studies and trials. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 May; 30(5):859-75.
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  4. Kiernan TJ, Yan BP, Cubeddu RJ, Rengifo-Moreno P, Gupta V, Inglessis I, Ning M, Demirjian ZN, Jaff MR, Buonanno FS, Schainfeld RM, Palacios IF. May-Thurner syndrome in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale: an important clinical association. Stroke. 2009 Apr; 40(4):1502-4.
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  5. Nogueira RG, Baccin CE, Rabinov JD, Pryor JC, Buonanno FS, Hirsch JA. Reversible parkinsonism after treatment of dural arteriovenous fistula. J Neuroimaging. 2009 Apr; 19(2):183-4.
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Collaborators Lucia M. Vaina, MD, PhD, Black-Schaffer, Randie, MDLee, Yong-Tae, MDPetrone, Paul
E-mail address
Lab mailing address
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Lucia M. Vaina, Floor 7, Suite 720
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
Lab website Neurology of Vision Research Laboratory
Clinical interests Stroke and stroke recovery
Clinical address
Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology, Suite 835
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114 USA
Clinical website address Stroke Service at Massachusetts General Hospital


Updated 06/21/2011

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