John H. Armstrong

John H. ArmstrongJohn H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, FCCP,

Dr. Armstrong is a medical educator and trauma/critical care surgeon at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, where he is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida (USF) and USF Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). Dr. Armstrong came to USF from the University of Florida & Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, where he was Trauma Medical Director. He has internationally-recognized expertise in curriculum development and system implementation, casualty simulation, medical team training, and public health preparedness for disasters.

Dr. Armstrong serves as Chair of ACS Political Action Committee (SurgeonsPAC); Chair of the ACS delegation to the AMA House of Delegates (HOD); ACS Governor from Florida; member of the ACS Health Policy and Advocacy Groups; and host of ReachMD (XM 160) radio programs. He has recently been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Surgery. He is a former trustee and executive committee member of the AMA.

Dr. Armstrong completed his career in the US Army Medical Corps at the rank of Colonel in 2005. His final assignment was Director, US Army Trauma Training Center (ATTC), in association with the Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. . He received the Army Surgeon General's Physician Recognition Award (top Medical Corps Lieutenant Colonel) in 2003, Surgeon General’s A-designator for General Surgery, and four teaching awards.