David G. Armstrong DPM, PhD
David G. Armstrong, DPM, Ph.D., a renowned podiatrist, and researcher, has joined The University of Arizona Department of Surgery as professor of surgery and director of the new Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at University Medical Center and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
Dr. Armstrong instituted a similar program at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago that achieved international recognition in the field of diagnosis and treatment of the diabetic foot and its related diseases/complications. He has collaborated with clinicians to help create programs in amputation prevention on six continents. He and his colleagues developed classifications of risk and wounds that are used as standards worldwide. After receiving a degree in podiatry from California College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Armstrong completed a diabetic foot fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics. He also received a master’s degree in tissue repair and wound healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester College of Medicine.
Dr. Armstrong is the current Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association, and past commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. He sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee. 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.