• 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 are 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. In 2010, he took on the role of Medical Director of the South County Hospital Wound Center.

Outside of work, Dr. Buchbaum enjoys outdoor activities with his family and dog. He also likes motorcycling and cycling, and acts as a coach and ride leader for a kids’ mountain biking team. Additionally, Dr. Buchbaum is an avid cook, and a keeper of both chickens and bees.


  • 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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November 29, 2022 / Sports / Dr. Eric Buchbaum

I’m also a patient…..

It has always been rewarding for me to help a patient achieve their goals. Being on the other side as a patient reinforced the importance of communication and collaboration between patient and provider to be successful. The process is the same if they...

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May 20, 2021 / Ankle & Foot / Dr. Eric Buchbaum

Quarantine Feet

Though many of us were taught that shoes bring dirt into the home, wearing supportive footwear indoors may help to avoid “quarantine feet”. I often recommend Oofos or Birkenstocks to wear in the home to help alleviate the stresses that excessive barefoot can bring if regular shoes are not being used. Additionally, there has been a rise in toe fractures from lack of shoe wearing in the home. Rooms have been rearranged for zoom meeting, computer cords are snaked around the floor, and juggling work and home in the same location can lead to a less attentive state precipitating trauma. The old saying that

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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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