Mike Armstrong, MD

Michael Armstrong, Jr., M.D. has practiced otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery in Richmond, Virginia since 1995. A Richmond native, Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University Medical School. He completed his surgical residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and began private practice in 1995. He is board-certified in  Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy .

Dr. Armstrong is a Surgeon. He founded Richmond ENT in January 2001 with the goal of improving the patient’s office experience. Rather than rush through cursory office visits, Dr. Armstrong has trained a team of talented and caring nurse practitioners who form the core of his office practice. Working together, we strive to identify the root cause of symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. He performs most of his surgery at the MedRVA Surgery Center where he serves on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Armstrong is a Scientist.  He has been the principal investigator in over 40 human clinical trials that contributed to the FDA approval of several antibiotics used to treat sinus and ear infections, monoclonal antibodies used to shrink nasal polyps, topical anesthetics used in office surgery, and balloon technologies to dilate clogged sinuses without surgery. He chairs the research committee of the MedRVA Foundation, which supports access to vision and hearing health and funds research at medical schools in Virginia.

Dr. Armstrong is an Educator. He teaches nurse practitioner students and family practice doctors from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia to evaluate common ear, nose, and throat conditions. Chesterfield Family Practice awarded him “Outstanding Educator in Otolaryngology” four times. He was appointed assistant clinical professor at the Medical College of Virginia in 2003. He is frequently consulted by attorneys and insurance companies to explain personal injury claims and has been retained as an expert witness in more than 250 legal cases. As an expert witness, he helps the litigants to understand the science and medicine behind claims of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, mold exposure, facial injuries, strangulation assaults, surgical accidents and delayed medical diagnoses.

Dr. Armstrong is a Christian. He is interested in the patient’s physical and spiritual needs and often reassures patients with a moment of prayer before surgery. He provides local charity care through the Richmond Academy of Medicine Access Now program and has donated his skills to underserved areas in Bolivia, Kenya, Haiti, and Honduras.

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