Darren Joseph Buonocore, MD

About Me

I am a pathologist with expertise in cytopathology, fine needle aspiration biopsies, and thoracic pathology. I have special expertise in performing ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations. I work closely with MSK’s head and neck surgeons and radiologists to provide our patients with this minimally invasive procedure with rapid results. I am also part of the Thoracic Disease Management Team. I collaborate with my colleagues in surgery, medical oncology, and radiation therapy to care for people with lung, pleural, and mediastinal tumors.

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  • Clinical Expertise: Cytopathology; Thoracic Pathology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Surgical and Clinical Pathology – Mount SInai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowships: Oncologic Pathology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Cytopathology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology


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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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