The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
Professor of Surgery

Contact Information

Vascular/Endovascular: PO Box 245072; Tucson, AZ 85724-5072
Arizona Health Science Center: 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Office Room Number
Office Phone
(520) 626-1349
Office Fax
(520) 626-8140

Practice Locations

Patient Appointments
(520) 694-6690; (800) 524-5928
Vascular Surgery Clinic, UMC Fourth Floor, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ 85724
Clinic Fax
(520) 626-4008
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus


Team Bio Info 

Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) at The University of Arizona.  Dr. Armstrong also holds a Master’s 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 also co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).

Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 415 peer-reviewed research papers in more than two dozen scholarly medical journals as well as over five dozen book chapters and is co-editor of the American Diabetes Association‘s(ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot.

Dr. Armstrong was selected as one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards by national 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 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 the 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 Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee.  In 2011, he was appointed Chair of the World Diabetic Foot Commission of the FIP, representing clinicians from more than 30 nations.  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.

Board Certification
American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1999


DPM: 1993, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco
MS: 2003, Master of Science, Tissue Repair and Wound Healing, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
PhD: 2004, Victoria University of Manchester, Faculty of Medicine, Manchester, United Kingdom, Medicine Mitigation of Pressure in the High Risk Diabetic Foot
MD: University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1995, Residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery, Warren, Michigan
1996, Diabetic Foot Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, Texas, Department of Orthopaedics


Wound healing, amputation prevention, infectious diseases, biomechanics, epidemiology of diabetes complications, clinical inflammatory markers, non-invasive imaging/testing systems, bioinformatics/personal health networks, intelligent patient monitoring, interdisciplinary management.

Patient Information