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Douglas Gordon Armstrong, M.D.

Edwards P. Schwentker Professor Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Pediatric Spinal Deformity

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Pediatric Bone and Joint Institute
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 2200
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-7123 Fax: 717-531-0385


Orthopaedic Surgery Pediatric Orthopaedics

Patient Services Provided

Scoliosis in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults Pediatric and Adolescent Spinal Deformity Clubfoot and Pediatric Foot problems Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular disorders in childhood Blood conservation in spine surgery Spine Disorders in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Douglas Armstrong, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeon who has been in practice since 1991. He is a native of Ottawa, Canada and completed medical school at the University of Ottawa. His Orthopaedic residency was at McGill University, Montreal. He completed Fellowships in Spinal Surgery at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Buffalo. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has authored more than 20 scientific articles and book chapters. He has been privileged to serve as a Volunteer Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon on several mission trips to Africa and Latin America. He is honored to serve the people of Central Pennsylvania and is the current Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Penn State. He enjoys participating in outdoor activities with his family.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Buffalo Childrens Hospital (New York) (1991) Fellowship, Spine Surgery, University of Ottawa & Affil. Hospitals (1990) Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine (1989) Residency, Surgery, General, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis) (1986) Internship, Transitional, Memorial University of Newfoundland - PGME (1983) M.D., University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (Canada) (1982)

Research Interests

Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities in Children and Adolescents
Growing Rod Instrumentation with limited spinal fusion for scoliosis in young children
Blood conservation in spinal surgery
Pelvic Abnormalities in patients who have Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Regional Variation in the Utilization of Pediatric Orthopedic services
Scoliosis progression and maturity in Neuromuscular Scoliosis patients


Thompson GH, Florentino-Pineda I, Poe-Kochert C, Armstrong DG, Son Hing, J.
The Role of Amicar in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Thompson GH, Florentino-Pineda I, Poe-Kochert C, Armstrong DG, Son Hing J
The Role of Amicar in Same Day Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis
Weinzapfel BT, Thompson GH, Armstrong DG, Son-Hing J, Poe-Kochert C, Blakemore L
Fusion Rates following Thoracoscopic Release and Bone Graft Substitutes in Idiopathic Scoliosis
Janicki JA, Poe-Kochert C, Armstrong DG, Thompson GH
A comparison of the Thoracolumbosacral orthoses (TLSO) and Providence orthosis in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: results using the new SRS inclusion and assessment criteria for bracing studies
Fishkin Z, Armstrong DG, Shah H, Patra A, Mihalko WM
Proximal Femoral Physis Shear in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis-A Finite Element Study
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