David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Podiatric Surgeon

  • Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
  • Founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference (DF-Con) – the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world
  • Co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Care of the Diabetic Food – now in its third edition
  • Appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Manchester College of Medicine
  • Produces more than 475 peer-reviewed research papers and over 80 book chapters
  • Appointed Deputy Director of Arizona’s Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI)
  • Youngest ever recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award – the highest award given in the field.
  • Selected as one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors
  • Recipient of 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 named University Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona
  • The first podiatric surgeon to become a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery
  • The first US podiatric surgeon named fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council
  • Past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association
  • Former commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission
  • Sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee
  • US appointed delegate to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF)


  • MS: University of Wales College of Medicine
  • PhD: University of Manchester College of Medicine


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David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

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