Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Dr. Alyssa Buono’s lifelong interest in child development led her to pursue a career in pediatrics. As a teenager, she found great joy babysitting, tutoring children in after-school programs, and serving as a summer camp counselor.
After graduating summa cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in child development, Buono attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, graduating with honors in pediatrics, family medicine, and psychiatry.
“I found the best way to make use of all my strengths in science, child development, and psychology would be to become a pediatrician,” Dr. Buono says, “and help as many children as possible.”
Dr. Buono’s passion was evident in medical school as she received recognitions including a membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society and a Professional Honor in Leadership award.
A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Buono appreciates working with children from infancy onward, watching them grow and progress. She focuses on providing anticipatory guidance and preventative medicine to patients and their families.
“It’s exciting for me to see patients over time, form relationships with families, and be a part of their lives long term,” she explains. “Experiencing those special, close relationships is a big privilege to have as a doctor.”
Additionally, Dr. Buono enjoys working with older pediatric patients, especially those navigating their challenging teenage years. When she encounters a patient facing mental health issues, Dr. Buono strives to make a connection in order to initiate help and therapeutic support.
“Gaining a patient’s trust enables me to manage and treat them to the best of my ability,” says Dr. Buono. “That’s extremely rewarding, and those moments make it worth it for me.”
An avid reader of pediatric journals and studies, Dr. Buono remains a lifelong learner. She’s delivered a variety of professional presentations on topics ranging from hearing loss in pediatrics to pediatric sleep disorders.
When she’s not working, Dr. Buono enjoys dancing, hiking, exercising, and discovering new restaurants. She lives in Savannah with her husband and their dog, a golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix.