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Thomas Armstrong MD

Chief of Ophthalmology,
Abington Memorial Hospital

Dr. Thomas Armstrong was a National Merit Scholar, receiving a full scholarship to Bucknell University. He received his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine. As a Captain in the US Army, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver. Following two years as a Flight Surgeon in the US Army, he completed his ophthalmology training at Temple. While there, 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 and seminars for physicians and optometrists. Following in the footsteps of his retired partner, Dr. Paul Frank, Dr. Armstrong has been the Chief of Ophthalmology at Abington Memorial Hospital since 1998.

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

Specializes In: Cataract surgery, Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, Laser Surgery, General Ophthalmology

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

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

Military Service:  Flight Surgeon, Brigade Surgeon, and General Medical Officer of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Bamberg, Germany

Honors: Eagle Scout Award, National Merit Scholarship Recipient, Augustus Peal Pathology Award from Temple University Medical School, Retinoscopy Award and Eye Surgery Award from Temple Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Bulldog Certificate from the 3rd Brigade of Bamberg, Germany

Professional Societies:  American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Inter-County Ophthalmologic Society (past President), the Greater Philadelphia Eye Care Centers for Excellence (past Secretary, Board member)

Practicing since: 1984