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Guido Currarino

Born  1920

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Italian-American paediatric radiologist, born 1920, Levanto, Italy.

Biography of Guido Currarino

Guido Currarino was born in Levanto, Italy in 1920. He entered medical school in Genoa in 1939. He qualified in medicine at the University of Genoa in 1945 and then spent two years training in pediatrics with professor Giovanni De Toni (1895-1973). He passed the Italian board of pediatrics in December 1947, then he decided to come to the United States and was able to secure an internship in St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, Maine.

In 1950, Currarino went to Syracuse for a pediatric residency and went on to become chief resident at Memorial Hospital in Syracuse. He then worked with Frederic N. Silverman (born 1914) in Cincinnati as a fellow in pediatric radiology. This was followed by a residency and then an assistant position in Boston Children's Hospital with professor Edward Blaine Duncan Neuhauser (born 1908).

In 1955 he was appointed to the staff of the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and in 1960 he moved to the New York Hospital, Cornell University. Currarino became chief radiologist at the Dallas Children's Medical Center in 1965, and after retirement he continued part-time work at The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Together with Dr. Neuhauser, Currarino received the Gold Medal for an exhibit of Hypophosphatasia [The American Journal of Roentgenology, Radium Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, 1954, 72:875]. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Society for Pediatric Radiology in 1995 [Walter Berdon, Pediatric Radiology, 1995, 25: 662].

We thank Guido Currarino for submitting information and correcting errors in our original entry.


Guido Currarino has published 118 original papers, 76 of them as first author. He also contributed sections on the genito-urinary system in the following books: 1. Ney and Friedenberg. Lippincott Co. 1966.
2. Edelman. Little, Brown & Co. 1978.
3. Ney and Friedenberg. Lippincott Co. 1981.
4. Caffey's X-Ray Diagnosis, 8th edition. 1985.
5. Essential of Caffey's Pediatric Diagnosis 1990.
6. Caffey's X-Ray Diagnosis 1993.
  • G. Currarino, E. B. Neuhauser, G. C. Reyerbach, E. H. Sobel:
    Hypophosphatasia. American Journal of Roentgenology, 1957, 78: 39-419.
  • G. Currarino and F. N. Silverman:
    Premature obliteration of the sternal sutures and pigeon breast deformity.
    Radiology, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1958, 70: 532-540.
  • G. Currarino, R.C. Tierney, R.G. Giesel, C. Weihl:
    Familial idiopathic osteoarthropathy.
    The American Journal of Roentgenology, Radium Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, April 1961, 85: 633-644.
  • G. Currarino, H. H. Jackson:
    Calcification of the ductus arteriosus and ligamentum botalli.
    Radiology, 1970, 94: 139-142..
  • G. Currarino:
    Association of congenital small pelvic outlet with hypoplasia of bladder and urethra, and absent kidneys.
    American Journal of Roentgenology, June 1970, 109: 399-402.
  • G. Currarino:
    Normal variants and congenital anomalies in the region of the obelion.
    AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, September 1976, 127 (3): 487-494.
  • G. Currarino, A. Weinberg, R. Putnam:
    Resorption of contrast material for the bladder during cystourethrography causing an excretory urogram. |
    Radiology, April 1977, 123: 149-150.
  • G. Currarino, D. Coln, T.P. Votteler:
    Triad of anorectal, sacral and presacral anomalies.
    AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, Leesburg, Virginia, 1981, 137: 395-398.
  • G. Currarino, B. Williams:
    Causes of congenital unilateral pulmonary hypoplasia: A study of 33 cases.
    Pediatric Radiology, 1985, 15: 15-24.
  • G. Currarino:
    Large prostatic utricles and related structures, urogenital sinus and other forms of urethrovaginal confluence.
    Journal of Urology, 1986, 136: 1270-1279.
  • G. Currarino, J. C. Rutledge:
    Ovarian torsion and amputation resulting in partially calcified, pedunculated cystic mass.
    Pediatric Radiology, 1989, 19: 395-399.
  • G. Currarino, H. Nikolaidoh:
    Esophagal foreign bodies in children with vascular ring or aberrant right subclavian artery: coincidence or causation?
    Pediatric Radiology, 1991, 21: 406-408.
  • G. Currarino, A. Weinberg:
    From small pelvic outlet syndrome to sirenomelia.
    Pediatric Radiology, 1991, 11: 195-210.
  • G. Currarino:
    The various types of anorectal fistula in male imperforate anus.
    Pediatric Radiology, 1996, 26: 512-522.
  • G. Currarino, A. Lowichik:
    The Oddono's sulcus and its relation to the renal "junctional parenchymal defect" and the "interrenicular septum".
    Pediatric Radiology, 1997, 27: 6-10.
  • G. Currarino, E. Sheffield, D. Twickler:
    Congenital glenoid dysplasia. Pediatric Radiology, 1998, 28: 30-37.
  • G. Currarino:
    Double-layered manubrium sterni in young children with diastrophic dysplasia.
    Pediatric Radiology, 2000, 30: 404-409.
  • G. Currarino:
    Occipital osteodiastasis: presentation of four cases and review of the literature.
    Pediatric Radiology, 2000, 30: 823-829.
  • G. Currarino, J. A. Herring, C. E. Johnston II, J. B. Birch:
    An unusual form of congenital anterolateral tibial angulation - the delta tibia.
    Pediatric Radiology, 2003, 33: 346-353.

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