David Armstrong, MD, PhD, MS, DPM

Professor of Surgery, University of Southern California

Dr. David Armstrong is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. He co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and has produced over 420 peer-reviewed research papers in more than three dozen scholarly medical journals as well as over 70 book chapters. Dr. Armstrong is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its 3rd edition. He 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, David was the 25th and youngest member ever elected into the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame and in 2010 became the youngest recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award, the highest award given in the field. He 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. Dr. Armstrong is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee and in 2011 was appointed Chair of the World Diabetic Foot Commission of the FIP, representing clinicians from more than 30 nations. He is the founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference, the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world. Dr. Armstrong holds a DPM from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, a MS 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 as Visiting Professor of Medicine.