034 - Dr David Armstrong Having A Passion For The High-Risk Foot

Dr David Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and Founder of Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He holds a Masters 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. 

Dr Armstrong has produced more than 475 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition.

On this episode we discuss:

 - Being a second-generation podiatrist and this year his daughter has begun her podiatry training

- The defining moment that he fell in love with the high-risk foot.

- Treating patients in the absence of pain, both surgically and mechanically is something else. 

- Making career choices based on passion, not money

- Why podcasting is a great educational medium.

"People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care".

What is it that we do as podiatrists?

We're helping people move through the world a little better, and that is a fantastic gift to give to someone else.  

Final Tip

You need to remember that you’re in a great speciality and we change peoples lives and keep them moving. You can make a difference. 

If you have any questions about this podcast episode, please email me at email/tf)(tysonfranklin.com, or you can connect with Dr David Armstrong via Linkedin.

Diabetic Foot Global Conference - DF CON (17-19 October 2019)

Dr David Armstrong's Blog - Diabeticfootonline.com 

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