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Trained as both a podiatrist and physician, David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, is recognized as a world leader in diabetic foot care. He is professor of surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is also director of the University's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).

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 elected into the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame. He is the 2010 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Roger Pecoraro Award, the highest award given in the field.

Dr. Armstrong has written more than 360 peer-reviewed research papers in more than two dozen scholarly medical journals as well as over two dozen book chapters and is co-editor of the American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot.

In 2011, Dr. Armstrong 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, the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world.

In collaboration with Phillip Vasyli, Dr. Armstrong developed an orthotic with patented Glidesoft technology, which dramatically reduces pressure and shear forces. This makes it breakthrough in reducing skin lesions, infections, and ulcers for many people with diabetic foot problems.

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