Dr. David Ruggiero 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. 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 ways such as previously serving as a clinician for the wound center at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He also acts as a resource to the community in recently having served on various boards such 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 office in East Providence, Dr. Ruggiero continues site visits in Johnston, North Providence and surgical practice at Miriam Hospital as well as The Southern New England Surgery Center in Attleboro, MA.
A native Rhode Islander, Dr. Ruggiero is a was born in Providence and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Providence College. After undergrad studies, he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. His residency was completed at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island followed by a board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and 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.
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Ave Suite 344
Johnston, RI, 02919
Barrington Medical Center
1525 Wampanoag Trail, Suite 204
Riverside, RI 02915