Armstrong Reappointed As State’s Surgeon General

By  //  December 15, 2014

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john armstrongTALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Dr. John Armstrong as State Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health.

Governor Scott said, “As a medical professional and expert in public health preparedness, Dr. Armstrong has dedicated his life to serving others. He has been a great leader at DOH, and has worked each day to support public health goals, link Floridians to needed health care services, and educate communities on good health habits. Dr. Armstrong has also taken every possible step to ensure our state and hospitals are fully prepared to handle any potential cases of Ebola. I am confident he will continue to work toward improving the health and wellness of our state as we make Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

Dr. John Armstrong said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to continue my service to the state of Florida as State Surgeon General and Secretary of DOH. We are committed to working with Governor Scott and communities across the state in order to protect and promote the health of all Floridians.”

Dr. John Armstrong was appointed as Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health by Governor Scott in April 2012. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Armstrong served as Chief Medical Officer of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation; Surgical Director of the USF Health American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute; and Associate Professor of Surgery at  USF’s Morsani College of Medicine. Before his time at USF, he was Trauma Medical Director at Shands at the University of Florida Medical Center and 2011 Exemplary Teacher at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

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