Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong, DO

Professor, College of Medicine Surgery

Va Residency Site Director, Surgery

Director of Vascular Laboratory, Surgery

Chief of Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Assistant Professor Surgery, Surgery

Director of Clinical Research, Surgery

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
7th Floor USF Health Building
Tampa FL 33606

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  • DO, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1993

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other


  • Society of Vascular Surgery (-, 2013 - Present)
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (--, 2009 - Present)
  • Florida Vascular Society (--, 2006 - Present)
  • Floirda Osteopathic Medical Association (--, 2003 - Present)
  • American College of Surgeons (--, 2002 - Present)
  • American Osteopathic Association (--, 1990 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Rashid OM Pimiento JM Gamenthaler AW Nguyen P Ha TT Hutchinson T Springett G Hoffe S Shridhar R Hodul PJ Johnson BL Illig K Armstrong PA Centeno BA Fulp WJ Chen DT Malafa MP. Outcomes of a Clinical Pathway for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol.. 23(4) : 1371-9, 2016.
  • Armstrong PA, Back MR, Shames ML, Bailey CJ, Kim T, Lawindy SM, Sexton WJ, Spiess PE. Outcomes after inferior vena cava thrombectomy and reconstruction for advanced renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus. Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders. 2(4) : 368-76, 2014.
  • Calero A, Armstrong PA. Renal cell carcinoma accompanied by venous invasion and inferior vena cava thrombus: classification and operative strategies for the vascular surgeon. Seminars in Vascular Surgery. 26(4) : 219-25, 2013.
  • Hakky T, Kim T, Rodriguez AR, Armstrong P, Mangar D, Spiess PE. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection with concomitant IVC thrombectomy, caval wall resection, and grafting for metastatic NSGCT. International Braz J Urol : Official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology. 38(1) : 135; discussion 136, 2013.
  • Hodgkiss-Harlow K, Back MR, Brumberg R, Armstrong P, Shames M, Johnson B, Bandyk DF. Technical factors affecting the accuracy of bedside IVC filter placement using intravascular ultrasound. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 46(4) : 293-9, 2012.
  • Lawindy SM, Kurian T, Kim T, Mangar D, Armstrong PA, Alsina AE, Sheffield C, Sexton WJ, Spiess PE. Important surgical considerations in the management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with inferior vena cava (IVC) tumour thrombus. BJU International. 110(7) : 926-39, 2012.
  • Bandyk DF, Armstrong PA. Use of intravascular ultrasound as a "Quality Control" technique during carotid stent-angioplasty: are there risks to its use? The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. 50(6) : 727-33, 2009.
  • Tinder CN, Chavanpun JP, Bandyk DF, Armstrong PA, Back MR, Johnson BL, Shames ML. Efficacy of duplex ultrasound surveillance after infrainguinal vein bypass may be enhanced by identification of characteristics predictive of graft stenosis development. Journal of vascular surgery. 48(3) : 613-8, 2008.
  • Stone PA, Back MR, Armstrong PA, Brumberg RS, Flaherty SK, Johnson BL, Shames ML, Bandyk DF. Evolving microbiology and treatment of extracavitary prosthetic graft infections. Vascular and endovascular surgery. 42(6) : 537-44, 2008.
  • Brumberg RS, Back MR, Armstrong PA, Cuthbertson D, Shames ML, Johnson BL, Bandyk DF. The relative importance of graft surveillance and warfarin therapy in infrainguinal prosthetic bypass failure. Journal of vascular surgery. 46(6) : 1160-6, 2007.
  • Keeling WB, Shames ML, Stone PA, Armstrong PA, Johnson BL, Back MR, Bandyk DF. Plaque excision with the Silverhawk catheter: early results in patients with claudication or critical limb ischemia. Journal of vascular surgery. 45(1) : 25-31, 2007.
  • Keeling WB, Armstrong PA, Stone PA, Zweibel BR, Kudryk BT, Johnson BL, Back MR, Bandyk DF, Shames ML. Risk factors for recurrent hemorrhage after successful mesenteric arterial embolization. The American surgeon. 72(9) : 802-6; discussion 806-7, 2006.
  • Keeling WB, Stone PA, Armstrong PA, Kearney H, Klepczyk L, Blazick E, Back MR, Johnson BL, Bandyk DF, Shames ML. Increasing endovascular intervention for claudication: impact on vascular surgery resident training. Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 13(4) : 507-13, 2006.
  • Keeling WB, Armstrong PA, Stone PA, Bandyk DF, Shames ML. An overview of matrix metalloproteinases in the pathogenesis and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Vascular and endovascular surgery. 39(6) : 457-64, 2005.
  • Stone PA, Armstrong PA, Bandyk DF, Keeling WB, Flaherty SK, Shames ML, Johnson BL, Back MR. The value of duplex surveillance after open and endovascular popliteal aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery. 41(6) : 936-41, 2005.
  • Armstrong PA, Back MR, Wilson JS, Shames ML, Johnson BL, Bandyk DF. Improved outcomes in the recent management of secondary aortoenteric fistula. Journal of vascular surgery. 42(4) : 660-6, 2005.
  • Schmacht D, Armstrong P, Johnson B, Pierre K, Back M, Honeyman A, Cuthbertson D, Bandyk D. Graft infectivity of rifampin and silver-bonded polyester grafts to MRSA contamination. Vascular and endovascular surgery. 39(5) : 411-20, 2005.
  • Keeling WB, Haines K, Stone PA, Armstrong PA, Murr MM, Shames ML. Current indications for preoperative inferior vena cava filter insertion in patients undergoing surgery for morbid obesity. Obesity surgery. 15(7) : 1009-12, 2005.
  • Stone PA, Back MR, Armstrong PA, Flaherty SK, Keeling WB, Johnson BL, Shames ML, Bandyk DF. Midfoot amputations expand limb salvage rates for diabetic foot infections. Annals of vascular surgery. 19(6) : 805-11, 2005.
  • Armstrong PA, Bandyk DF, Wilson JS, Shames ML, Johnson BL, Back MR. Optimizing infrainguinal arm vein bypass patency with duplex ultrasound surveillance and endovascular therapy. Journal of vascular surgery. 40(4) : 724-30; discussion 730-1, 2004.
  • Armstrong PA, McCarthy MC, Peoples JB. Reduced use of resources by early tracheostomy in ventilator-dependent patients with blunt trauma. Surgery. 124(4) : 763-6; discussion 766-7, 1998.
  • Armstrong PA, Peoples JB, Vitello WA, Lemmon GW. Improved selection criteria for ordering stat venous ultrasounds from the emergency department. American journal of surgery. 176(2) : 226-8, 1998.

Positions Held

  • Core Assistant Professor VascSurgery (Surgery, University of South Florida 2005 - 2007)
  • General Surgeon (-, WESTARK Surgical Specialists PA 2001 - 2003)
  • Director Wound Center/Hyperbaric Medicine (-, Crawford Memorial Hospital 2002 - 2003)
  • Affiliated Faculty Member (Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center 1998 - 2000)
  • General Surgeon (-, Metrolina Surgery PA 1998 - 2000)
  • Affiliated Faculty Member (Surgery, Wright State Univeristy 1993 - 1998)


  • Gore Award Resident Competition (Florida Vascular Society - 2005)
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher in Surgery (University of South Florida - 2005)
  • First Place (Helen Popaway Award Resident Research Conference - 1998)
  • Chairman's Award (Wright State Univeristy Department of Surgery - 1998)
  • First Place Resident Essay Contest (Miami Valley Hospital - 1998)
  • AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society - 1998)
  • Honorable Mention Resident Essay Contest (American College of Surgeons Ohio Committee on Trauma - 1997)
  • Second Place (Helen L. Popaway Award Resident Research Conference - 1997)
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher in Surgery (Wright State University School of Medicine - 1995)
  • Cum Laude (Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine - 1993)
  • Excellence in Emergency Medicine (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine - 1993)