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David Ruggiero, DPM, FACFAS

David Ruggiero, DPM, FACFAS, joined Rhode Island Foot Care in October 2009, bringing with him nearly 10 years of extensive experience and a passion for providing patients with the best care possible to live an active life. He currently sees patients at the locations in East Providence and Johnston, Rhode Island.

Through his experience, Dr. Ruggiero has developed an expertise in diabetic foot care, limb loss management, generalized and specialized foot surgery, and systemic diseases affecting the foot. Committed to staying ahead of the foot care industry and keeping patients connected to and educated on their health and wellness, Dr. Ruggiero has developed his expertise in many ways. He previously served as a clinician for the woun...

d center at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He also acts as a resource to the community and served as past President of the Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association and co-chairman of the Podiatry Institute Seminar of Newport, Rhode Island.

In addition to his primary private practice in East Providence, Dr. Ruggiero continues site visits in Johnston and North Providence, as well as surgical practice at Miriam Hospital and The Southern New England Surgery Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

A native Rhode Islander, Dr. Ruggiero was born in Providence and received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Providence College. Afterward, he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. His residency was completed at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, followed by a board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and becoming a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Ruggiero’s first practice led him to Florida’s St. Augustine community, where he worked for two years building relationships and specializations in an effort to keep his patients doing what they loved. A Rhode Islander at heart, he returned to his roots, where he now works alongside his practice partners in East Providence to continue evolving the latest and most effective ways to diagnose and treat patients.


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