Ian I.T. Armstrong, M.D.
A diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery with fellowship training in spinal surgery, Dr. Ian Armstrong has been in practice in the Los Angeles, California area for over twenty years. Dr. Armstrong is a second-generation physician and graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his General Surgery Internship and his Neurological Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals at the Texas Medical Center where he was involved with teaching and research. During his ten years at the Texas Medical Center, he had the opportunity to train under Dr. Michael Debakey.
Dr. Armstrong completed two Spinal Surgical Fellowships: Rene Louis, M.D., Hospital De La Concepcion, Marseille, France and David Cahill, M.D. at the University of South Florida. He has twenty-three years of leadership, teaching, research, community service, patient care, trauma and surgical experience. His career has been varied, spanning from the operating room to the board room.
Dr. Armstrong has served as Chief of Neurosurgery, held positions on hospital and corporate leadership boards, and has been significantly involved in teaching, research and development. He has also had the opportunity to be a consultant to the movie industry, professional sports teams, professional athletes, and spinal surgery companies.
As a recognized leader in his field, Dr. Ian Armstrong has been called upon to be a resource for news and media, including television, radio and print – both nationally and regionally.
Dr. Ian Armstrong Interview on HLN about Zika Vaccine's Ability to Fight Brain Cancer
It has been linked to birth defects and abnormalities of the brain in infants, but recent research has shown that the Zika virus may be able to help in fighting off brain cancer. The recent U.S. based studies suggests Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, could be beneficial in combination with other therapies to kill cancer cells in the brain.
Haitian Earthquake Relief
Haiti earthquake of 2010, large-scale earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola, comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most severely affected was Haiti, occupying the western third of the island. An exact death toll proved elusive in the ensuing chaos. The official Haitian government count was more than 300,000, but other estimates were considerably smaller. Hundreds of thousands of survivors were displaced.
Featured in the News
Regional Expert on Head Injury and Concussions. Frequent consultant and resource for head injury, concussion to the press, newspapers, and national television:
− The Doctors Show, Brain Injury, CBS.
− Rescue 911 – Pediatric Spinal Cord Trauma s/p MVA.
− LA Times, gunshot to the brain.
− New York Times – trauma in Haiti Post Earthquake, 2010.
− KBAK TV, Concussions, the New Law and Guidelines, 2014.
− World Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Trauma in Haiti Post Earthquake, 2010.