Milton B. Armstrong, MD joined the Division of Plastic Surgery as Division Chief in September 2009.
Dr. Armstrong graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. He completed his General Surgery training at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery followed at Tulane University in New Orleans. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine program in Houston, Texas. Dr. Armstrong’s first academic position was at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he established a curriculum for educating Plastic Surgery residents in hand surgery and developed a very busy practice in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery. While at Ohio State, he served in the Dean’s office for four years as Dean of Student Affairs and subsequently Dean of Minority Student Affairs. He was then recruited to the faculty at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 1999. He was Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Miami Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. During his tenure in Miami, a Section of Hand and Microsurgery was developed. Dr. Armstrong is the editor of the textbook “Lower Extremity Trauma”. He has written numerous book chapters and has over 25 peer-reviewed articles. He has served as an examiner for the Oral Examination for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the editorial board for Annals of Plastic Surgery. He is board certified in Plastic Surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.
“My personal future goals as the new Chief are to provide strong leadership, guidance and innovative vision to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. I will work to improve basic and clinical science research, enhance our clinical workload and academic productivity. Finally, a strong Hand Surgery rotation will be developed, in a collaborative manner, to benefit our resident trainees.”