University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, FCCP, is Associate Professor of Surgery, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa; Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and member, US Defense Health Board. He is Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma Advocacy Pillar, member of the ACS Legislative Committee, and advisory member of ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC Board of Directors. He is Immediate Past-President of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He has been a surgeon advocate for over thirty years with service as Chair of the ACS delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, Vice-Chair of the ACS Health Policy and Advocacy Group, ACS Governor for Florida, Chair of ACSPA—SurgeonsPAC, and Secretary of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Armstrong served as Florida’s Surgeon General and Secretary of Health (2012-2016); Co-Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding; first Chief Medical Officer of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Tampa, FL; and Trauma Medical Director at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is an Army veteran, having completed his career as a Colonel in 2005, while serving as Director, US Army Trauma Training Center, Miami, FL.
Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. He performed his surgical residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, his trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and his Master Educators in Medical Education Fellowship at the University of Florida. He is a past-member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Surgery and Co-Editor of the ACS Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course (1st edition).
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM