Thomas Armstrong MD

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Thomas Armstrong MD

Chief of Ophthalmology, Abington Memorial Hospital

Dr. Thomas Armstrong was named a Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doctor/Ophthalmology” in 2018 and 2019.  He attended Bucknell University as a National Merit Scholar and received his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver.  As an Army Flight Surgeon, he achieved the rank of Captain and was stationed in Germany. Dr. Armstrong then completed his ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital where he was honored with the “Best Eye Surgery” award. 

He is the author of numerous articles on cataract surgery and glaucoma and has been an invited speaker at several national medical conferences. Dr. Armstrong has been the Chief of Ophthalmology at Abington Jefferson Health (formerly Abington Memorial Hospital) since 1998 and was elected to its Executive Board. He is past President of the Intercounty Ophthalmologic Society and past Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Eye Care Centers for Excellence.  He has performed mission surgery locally and internationally. 

Dr. Armstrong and his wife Donna, a college professor, live in Meadowbrook.  Their daughters both have medical careers: one is a nurse anesthetist and the other, Dr. Blair Armstrong, is an ophthalmologist at Armstrong George Cohen Will Ophthalmology. 

Specializes in:  Cataract surgery, Glaucoma diagnosis and Treatment, Laser Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations:   Chief of Ophthalmology, Abington Memorial Hospital; Wills Eye Surgical Network

Faculty Appointment:  Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Medicine

Honors:  Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doctor” 2018 and 2019, Eagle Scout Award, National Merit Scholarship Recipient, Cum Laude graduate of Bucknell University, Augustus Peal Pathology Award from Temple University Medical School, Retinoscopy Award and Eye Surgery Award from Temple University Department of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies:  American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, SEE International, Montgomery County Medical Society

Practicing since: 1984