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 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