April W. Armstrong

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
April Armstrong

Areas of treatment:

Atopic dermatitis
Chronic inflammatory skin diseases
Medical dermatology
Skin cancer
Technology-enabled delivery of healthcare


  • Dermatology


  • Department of Dermatology

April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Philosophy of Care
I believe that good clinical practice needs to be rooted in evidence-based medicine. My research examines how new therapies impact patients’ disease states, quality of life and their access to medical care. My clinical interests include all aspects of general dermatology, including inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and skin cancers. I am dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for my patients and making available to them the latest treatment options. I regularly receive referrals from colleagues for patients with severe psoriasis and enjoy caring for these patients.


MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health


Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine


Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dermatology


American Board of Dermatology

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Telemedicine Association

Dermatology Foundation
Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA)
International Psoriasis Council (IPC)
National Psoriasis Foundation
Society of Investigative Dermatology


Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation
Faculty Mentorship Award
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, AHRQ
K12 Mentored Career Development Program, NIH
Patient’s Choice Award
Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology
Richard C. Cabot Prize for Excellence in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
Young Dermatologist International Achievement Award, International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS)