Sarah Buckingham

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Sarah E. Buckingham

Sarah E. Buckingham, MD


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

Dr. Buckingham was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She received a B.A. in genetics, cell and developmental Biology from Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Her first year of training in a Primary Care Medicine Internship was split between Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals. She completed her Neurology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Buckingham then completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.

She and her family currently reside in Stamford and enjoy exploring the local food scene around Fairfield County.



Special Interests

Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and other tremors, Restless Leg Syndrome, Ataxia, Gait Disorders, Chorea, Tics, Myoclonus, Spasticity and Botulinum Toxin Injections, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Movement Disorders


  • Neurology


Medical School

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Yale-New Haven Hospital


Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

Published Work

  • Safarpour D, Buckingham S, and Jabbari B. Chorea Associated
    with High Titers of Antiphospholipid Antibodies in the Absence of
    Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Tremor Other Hyperkinet
    Mov. February 2015;5.
  • Buckingham, Sarah. “Levodopa for Parkinson’s disease”, “Deep-brain
    stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.” 50 Studies Every Neurologist
    Should Know. Ed. David Hwang, Ed. David Greer. Oxford University
    Press. 2016.
  • Buckingham SE, Chervoneva I, Sharan A, Zangaladze A, Mintzer
    S, Skidmore C, Nei M, Evans J, Pequignot E, Sperling MR. Latency
    to First Seizure after Temporal Lobectomy Predicts Long-Term
    Outcome. Epilepsia Oct 2010;51(10): 1987-93.
  • Shanks RMQ, Donegan NP, Garber ML, Buckingham SE, Zegans
    ME, Cheung AL, O’Toole GA. Heparin Stimulates Staphylococcus
    aureus Biofilm Formation. Infection and Immunity. August
    2005;73(8): 4596-4606.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • Movement Disorder Society, 2014 – present
  • American Academy of Neurology, 2009 – present

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