• 1037 Citations
  • 18 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research interests

Dr. Douglas Armstrong is interested in safely and effectiveness of both non-operative and operative treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents. He has published research in pediatric spinal surgery; pediatric orthopaedic trauma, including fractures and vehicle-related trauma; and disorders of the pediatric hip and knee.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Douglas Armstrong's teaching includes a diverse group of residents, colleagues, surgeons, faculty and medical students both locally and internationally. He routinely teaches and provides lectures to students, faculty and residents from a variety of faculties on various topics including general pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric spine deformity and pediatric trauma.

Clinical interests

Dr. Douglas Armstrong's main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of the spine in children and adolescents, including scoliosis and other disorders of growth and development. He is also interested in pediatric orthopedic trauma.

Professional information

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCS(C)), 1989

Licentiate, Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), 1983

Member, American Orthopaedic Association

Member, Scoliosis Research Society

Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)

Education/Academic qualification

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Buffalo


Spinal Surgery, Fellowship, University of Ottawa


Orthopaedic Surgery, Residency, McGill University


General Surgery, Residency, University of Minnesota


Rotating Internship, Memorial University of Newfoundland


MD, University of Ottawa

… → 1982

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Research Output

  • 1037 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 33 Article
  • 1 Review article

Complication Rates after Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Use in Orthopaedic Surgery in Children: A Concise Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study

Garg, S., McCarthy, J. J., Goodwin, R., Kolmodin, J., Sankar, W. N., Franklin, C., Armstrong, D., Fryzel, D., Hassenbein, S. & Meder, C., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 37, 6, p. e375-e378

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Decreased radiation exposure among orthopedic residents is maintained when using the mini C-arm after undergoing radiation safety training

    Gendelberg, D., Hennrikus, W. L., Sawyer, C., Armstrong, D. & King, S., Sep 1 2017, In : Orthopedics. 40, 5, p. e788-e792

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Lawnmowers Versus Children: The Devastation Continues

    Garay, M., Hennrikus, W. L., Hess, J., Lehman, E. B. & Armstrong, D. G., Apr 1 2017, In : Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 475, 4, p. 950-956 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Motivations for Compliance With Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Brigham, E. M. & Armstrong, D. G., Jan 1 2017, In : Spine Deformity. 5, 1, p. 46-51 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Pediatric ATV injuries in a statewide sample: 2004 to 2014

    Garay, M., Hess, J., Armstrong, D. & Hennrikus, W., Aug 2017, In : Pediatrics. 140, 2, e20170945.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations