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.