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
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
www.shrinershq.org. 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