David G. Armstrong

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical Surgery
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    Victoria University of Manchester, Manchester, UKPhD, MD2004Mitigation of Pressure in the High Risk Diabetic Foot
    University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UKMS2003Tissue Repair and Wound Healing
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX1996Diabetic Foot Fellowship
    Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery, Warren, MI1995Residency, Foot and Ankle Surgery
    California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CADPM1993Podiatric Medicine
    Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA1989
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    General Surgery2017Top Author Commendation
    PM Magazine2017Most Influential Podiatric Surgeons
    University of Arizona2017University Distinguished Outreach Professor
    California School of Podiatric Medicine2017Heather Barton Alumnus Award
    National Academics of Practice2015Distinguished Fellow
    National Health Information Awards2013Gold Award
    University of Arizona/Tech Launch Arizona2013Leading Edge Researcher
    Brigham and Women's Hospital2013 Visiting Professor of Surgery
    University of Western Australia2013The Raine Visiting Professorship
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow2012Fellow
    Podiatry Management VIP List2011Most Influential Podiatric Surgeons
    American Diabetes Association 2010Roger Pecoraro Award
    Universidad Complutense, Madrid2008 Honorary Professor of Medicine
    Georgetown University2007Georgetown Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage
    University of Manchester2006Visiting Professor of Medicine
    American Podiatric Medical Association2002Meritorious Service Award

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    Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He is founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).

    Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 510 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 90 book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition.

    Armstrong was appointed Deputy Director of Arizona’s Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) and co-founder of its “augmented human” initiative, which places him at the nexus of the merger of consumer electronics, wearables and medical devices.

    Dr. Armstrong was selected as one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards and degrees by universities and international medical organizations including the inaugural Georgetown Distinguished Award for Diabetic Limb Salvage. In 2008, he was the 25th and youngest-ever member elected into the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame. He was the first surgeon to be appointed University Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona. He was the first podiatric surgeon to become a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the first US podiatric surgeon named fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow. He is the 2010 and youngest ever recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award, the highest award given in the field.

    Dr. Armstrong is past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association as well as a former commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. He sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee and is the US appointed delegate to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF). Dr. Armstrong is the founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference (DF-Con), the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world.

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