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As a boy, Dr. Peter Armstrong, MD’72, volunteered at his hometown hospital, determined to become a doctor one day. Today, as Chief Medical Officer at OrthoPediatrics Corp., and previously at Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Hospital for Sick Children, he has advanced paediatric orthopaedics around the world. And his commitment to children’s health began at Western.


In January of 2013, Dr. Armstrong joined OrthoPediatrics as the first, full-time Chief Medical Officer of the company. He received his medical degree from Western University in 1972. His orthopaedic residency was done at the University of Toronto followed by a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship with Dr. Robert Salter at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Following his residency, he joined the orthopaedic staff at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto but spent the first two years doing orthopaedic research at the University of Pennsylvania. He then became Chief of Staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children Intermountain (Salt Lake City). In 2000, he was selected as Chief Medical Officer of the 22 Shriners Hospitals and moved to the Headquarters in Tampa. At the end of June 2012, he became the Chief Medical Officer - Emeritus.

Dr. Armstrong is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

He is a member of numerous professional societies and organizations, among them: Canadian Orthopaedic Association; American Orthopaedic Association, American Burn Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Armstrong completed the Kellogg Management Institute program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Leadership for Physician Executives program at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters, and over 30 scientific abstracts.

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