Shriners Hospitals Announce New Director of Medical Affairs

Apr 19, 2000, 01:00 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

    TAMPA, Fla., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- International Shrine Headquarters
 and Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 orthopedic and burn
 hospitals across North America, are pleased to announce the selection of Peter
 F. Armstrong, M.D., as Director of Medical Affairs.
     In the months ahead, he will be working alongside Newton C. McCollough,
 M.D., who will retire in February 2001 after 15 years of service.  Since 1991,
 Dr. Armstrong has served as Chief of Staff at the Intermountain Shriners
 Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is credited for advancing the use
 of telemedicine.  He also has been Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and
 Director of the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program at the
 University of Utah.
     He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in
 1972.  His orthopedic training was done at the University of Toronto and his
 pediatric orthopedic fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in
 Toronto.  Following a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania,
 he returned to the staff of that hospital until his move to Utah.
     Dr. Armstrong is a member of the American Medical Association, American
 College of Surgeons, and American Orthopedic Association, among others.  He
 is on the Board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association and
 has served on the Board of Directors, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North
 America.  He has presented at many national and international meetings, is
 the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and has served on several
 editorial boards.
     For more information on Shriners' network of 22 hospitals that treat
 children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries, please
 write to International Shrine Headquarters, Public Relations Dept.,
 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607, or visit the Web site at  If you know a child Shriners can help, call
 1-800-237-5055 in the United States and 1-800-361-7256 in Canada. Shriners
 Hospitals provide free treatment to children under age 18 without regard to
 race, religion or relationship to a Shriner.

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children