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Ehrin Armstrong, MD, MSc, MAS

Dr. Ehrin Armstrong

Director of Interventional Cardiology at University of Colorado VA


Dr. Ehrin Armstrong earned his M.D. in 2004 from Harvard Medical School (magna cum laude) and his Master of Science in biotechnology in 2002 from the University of Ulster. He now serves several different appointments to the VA Medical Center and Eastern CO healthcare system as the Director of Interventional Cardiology as well as the Co-Director of the Vascular Laboratory. At the University of Colorado, Dr. Armstrong serves as a Visiting Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship. Prior to these academic and directorship positions, he was a Staff Cardiologist for the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California, Davis. 

During his time at UC Davis, Dr. Armstrong also mentored in the Clinical Research Training Program, earning his Master of Advanced Science in 2012. Dr. Armstrong was an Interventional Cardiology Fellow and later a Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Fellow at UCD. In 1999 he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, having attended with an American Heart Association Research Fellowship. At Stanford, Dr. Armstrong was Phi Beta Kappa and received the distinction of Excellence in Teaching for his work as the Chief Biology and Chemistry Tutor.

Since 2000, Dr. Armstrong has received further honors including a number of merit awards from the American College of Cardiology, teaching awards from Newton Wellesley Hospital and UC Davis, as well as recognition for leadership and quality in his manuscripts, lectures and commitment to the field for community and University service. Dr. Armstrong has also been recognized for his research and publications, having been selected by the American Heart association and the National Institutes of Health (among others) to receive support. He currently serves as a reviewer and/or editor for more than twenty peer-reviewed publications including The American Journal of Cardiology and JAMA Internal Medicine.

Dr. Armstrong has himself been published in dozens of book chapters including Principles of Pharmacology and Cardiology, as well as more than eighty journal publications. He is frequently invited to give oral presentations domestically and internationally and has mentored students in Arizona, Kansas, Colorado, California and Oklahoma.

In his spare time, Dr. Armstrong competes in road races and marathons, having completed more than seven marathons and most recently, an Iron Man race in Lake Tahoe, CA.