dr buffaloe

Dr. Leon Buffaloe, Jr. was born in Washington, DC and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. At 18, he left home to serve his country as an Army Combat Medic. During 12 years of active duty, Dr. Buffaloe served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, as well as during the Iraq War. After his tour to Somalia, he was accepted into the Army’s Licensed Practical Nurse Program and continued working across various areas of Nursing.

Dr. Buffaloe obtained a degree with Cum Laude honors in Biological Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2004 and went on to graduate from the University’s School of Medicine in 2008.

After graduating and completing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland—now PRISMA Health Richland—he went to work as a physician with SELF Regional in Laurens, SC and eventually moved to Simpsonville to help open a clinic for PRISMA Health Upstate. Dr. Buffaloe felt led to take his 30+ years of healthcare experience to build Grace Internal Medicine, an independent practice with an affiliate partner in MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina).

With a comfortable and approachable environment, Grace Internal Medicine welcomes community members from all over the Upstate, all of whom can be expect to be treated with the utmost respect. Whether you are a longtime patient, employee, or new to Grace Internal Medicine, Dr. Buffaloe and his team are committed to making a difference in your healthcare journey.

Meeting his wife while on tour in Honduras in 1999, Army Surgical technologist, Asante, now Family Medicine Physician, have four kids Dominique, Nicholas, Leon III, and Naomi - along with a beagle named CJ! In his downtime, Dr. Buffaloe enjoys time with his family, and working in his church.