Joseph M. Aulino, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
M.D., Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VirginiaB.S., Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Office Address
CCC-1121 MCN, Radiology
1161 21st Ave. So.
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Clinical Description
Joseph Aulino, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (now VCU) and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Florida at Jacksonville, and a two year fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2001 as Assistant Professor, and in 2019 he was promoted to Associate Professor. His research focus is primarily the imaging evaluation of neck lymphedema in cancer patients, skull base imaging at high magnetic fields, and the study of uncommon skull base malignancies. Dr. Aulino is active in the clinical teaching and research supervision of radiology (and multiple other specialties) residents and fellows. He is the Director of Head and Neck Imaging at Vanderbilt, and has served as Oral Examiner, Neuroradiology for the American Board of Radiology in 2007 and 2009. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, The Association of University of Radiologists, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Section: Neuroradiology

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Research Keywords
Aulino JM, Strother MK.. Imaing of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Maxillofacial Surg Clin N Amer. 2006; Oral Maxillofacial Surag Clin N Amer.

Murphy BA, Aulino JM, cmelak T. Esthesioneuroblastoma. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer 3rd Ed. 2006.

Aulino JM, Tutt LK, Kaye JJ, Smith PW, Morris JA. Occipital condyle fractures: clinical presentation and imaging findings in 76 patients. Emerg Radiol [print-electronic]. 2005 Nov; 11(6): 342-7. PMID: 16344975, DOI: 10.1007/s10140-005-0425-0, ISSN: 1070-3004.

Diaz JJ, Aulino JM, Collier B, Roman C, May AK, Miller RS, Guillamondegui O, Morris JA. The early work-up for isolated ligamentous injury of the cervical spine: does computed tomography scan have a role?. J Trauma. 2005 Oct; 59(4): 897-903; discussion 903. PMID: 16374279, PII: 00005373-200510000-00014, ISSN: 0022-5282.

Aulino JM, Gyure KA, Morton A, Cole JW. Temporal lobe intraparenchymal retained foreign body from remote orbital trauma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Aug; 26(7): 1855-7. PMID: 16091543, PII: 26/7/1855, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Kaylie DM, Jackson CG, Aulino JM, Gardner EK, Weissman JL. Preoperative appearance of facial muscles on magnetic resonance predicts final facial function after acoustic neuroma surgery. Otol. Neurotol. 2004 Jul; 25(4): 622-6. PMID: 15241245, PII: 00129492-200407000-00034, ISSN: 1531-7129.

Johnson MD, Mitchell AR, Troup EC, Bhowmick DA, Wait SD, Aulino J, Zhuang Z, Weil RJ. Congenital cystic hemangioblastomas of the cerebral hemisphere in a neonate without alteration in the VHL gene. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2004 May; 40(3): 124-7. PMID: 15367802, PII: 79854, DOI: 10.1159/000079854, ISSN: 1016-2291.

Johnson MD, Aulino JP, Jagasia M, Mawn LA. Erdheim-chester disease mimicking multiple meningiomas syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 Jan; 25(1): 134-7. PMID: 14729543, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Larson TC, Aulino JM, Laine FJ. Imaging of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Semin. Ultrasound CT MR. 2002 Jun; 23(3): 238-55. PMID: 12168999, ISSN: 0887-2171.

Hawkins A, Aulino JM, and GH Zoarski. Applied Radiology Clinical Quiz: Cerebral coccidioidomycosis complicated by basal ganglia lacunar infarction. 2001.

Aulino JM. Applied Radiology Clinical Quiz: Cocaine-related intraparenchymal hemorrhage. 2001.

Elster AD and J Burdette, Eds. Book review: Questions and Answers in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2001.

Warren FM, Kaylie DM, Aulino JM. MR Appearance of the inner ear after hearing preservation surgery. Otology Neurotol. (()).