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  • Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Wakefield | Westerly |
  • Specialties: Medicine and Surgery of the Foot, Wound Care, Limb Salvage, Biomechanics
  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, South County Hospital

Dr. Buchbaum is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) with 20 years of experience diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. He is board-certified in Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons. He is also certified in Wound Care from the American Board of Wound Healing.

Dr. Buchbaum enjoys the diversity of problems associated with podiatry and the ability to practice multiple specialties including dermatology, neurology, orthopedics, biomechanics and surgery. Connecting with people and problem-solving is key to Dr. Buchbaum’s patient care. To that end, he focuses on quality of life for his patients: patients come in with pain and leave with an improvement or with a plan to improve.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Buchbaum moved to Rhode Island in 2000 where he became a partner, practitioner and surgeon at Shoreline Podiatry in Wakefield. He became Medical Director of the South County Hospital Wound Center in 2010, and he serves as a Board member of Girls on the Run Rhode Island, a youth development program designed to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident while creatively integrating running.

Outside of work, Dr. Buchbaum enjoys outdoor activities with his family and dog as well as cycling and motorcycling. In addition, he is a keeper of both chickens and bees. Dr. Buchbaum also likes cooking and his passion for barbecue recently helped him take First Place in the Inaugural Ocean State BBQ competition.


  • Undergraduate – University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Graduate – Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, OH
  • Residency – University of Utah, VAMC-Salt Lake City, UT
  • Internship – University of Utah, VAMC-Salt Lake City, UT


Professional Associations

  • American Professional Wound Care Association 
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care 
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association 
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 
  • American Podiatric Medical Association


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January 9, 2020 / Ankle & Foot Hand/Wrist Health / Dr. Eric Buchbaum

Frostbite and Cold Weather Injuries

With winter here bringing colder temperatures and wet weather in our area; cold related injuries become more of a concern. The most severe cold weather injury, frostbite, is the catch-phrase many attribute to any cold related injury to the skin. Chilblains and Trench Foot are some lesser known and less severe forms of injury worth noting. Education and prevention can go a long way in ensuring you are able to enjoy your outdoor activities (or just necessary activities) during the colder months safely.

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March 5, 2019 / Ankle & Foot Exercise / Dr. Eric Buchbaum

Healthy Feet for Spring Activities

Wear the right shoe and sock. Wear proper-fitting athletic shoes designed for the exercise or sport you are involved in as shoes have unique properties for specific activities. It is recommended to purchase shoes later in the day to allow proper fit after your feet have had a chance to swell which is normal throughout the day and with exercise. Shoes should also fit “out of the box”; the days of breaking in shoes has long past. Shoes that don’t support the.....

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January 31, 2018 / Ankle & Foot / Dr. Eric Buchbaum

Early weightbearing after foot surgery?

Every patient requires a customized plan to best suit their post-operative recovery but it has been exciting to see advancements in both hardware and post-operative management as it has greatly affected patient outcomes and an early return to function.

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