David G. Armstrong, PhD, DPM

Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Podiatry
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1520 San Pablo St. HC2 - Suite 4300 Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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About David G. Armstrong, PhD , DPM

David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of podiatric surgery, diabetic foot, limb preservation, tissue repair and wound healing. He is founder and co-director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), a clinical and research collaborative. 


As director of USC’s Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHIP), he is advancing the latest research in consumer wearables and other health technologies. In 2021, he received a USC Stevens Technology Commercialization Award for his method for treating chronic diabetic foot ulcers, just one of multiple patents he holds. 

Dr. Armstrong is coeditor of the American Diabetes Association textbook, Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition. He is responsible for more than 100 books or book chapters, along with 600 peer-reviewed research papers in leading medical journals.  

His achievements have garnered multiple honors, including the 2010 American Diabetes Association’s Roger E. Pecoraro Award for Lifetime Achievement in Diabetic Foot Care, the highest honor in the field. 

Dr. Armstrong is founding president of the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS), which is bringing together clinicians to help eliminate preventable amputations in the United States and worldwide. He and his Keck Medicine of USC team are working to achieve that goal for people with diabetes over the next generation.  



I grew up in my father’s podiatry office in Santa Maria, California. I saw from an early age what a difference you can make in just helping people move through the world. 


My father told me, ‘Folks don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.’ While that sounds like it belongs on a poster, it also is what drives me and our great team. Our patients are our family. 


  • Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage
  • Podiatry
Areas of Focus
The Diabetic Foot, Wound Care, Limb Salvage, Diabetic Foot Care, Tissue Repair, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Academic Title
Professor of Surgery and Director, Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)

Insurances Accepted

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  • Kern Health Systems
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • First Health
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net
  • Brand New Day
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • United Healthcare
  • NEXT
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • Pacificare
  • USC Network
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Watchtower
  • GEHA
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Medicare
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Aetna
  • Marian Health Services
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • MultiPlan
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund

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  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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