Michael Armstrong, Jr., M.D. has practiced otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery in Richmond, Virginia since 1995. Dr. Armstrong founded Richmond ENT in January 2001 with the goal of improving the quality of the patient’s office experience. Dr. Armstrong created Richmond Hearing Aids in July 2009, as a separate corporation to provide physician supervised hearing rehabilitation.
Dr. Armstrong is a nationally recognized leader in office-based sinus surgery, with several publications in print and under review. He is also known for his skill in reconstructing cancer defects of the nose and ear. With a constant eye for new and less invasive surgical techniques, he stays abreast of current research through educational meetings and self-study. In the operating room and in the office, he is an innovator who has introduced one or more techniques for each year in practice.
Dr. Armstrong places great emphasis on teaching, using multimedia presentations and a well-trained staff to educate patients and their families. He is frequently asked to speak as a regional expert on allergies and upper respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis and otitis media. The Chesterfield Family Practice Residency has awarded him “Outstanding Educator in Otolaryngology” four times. He is also an instructor for St. Francis Family Practice and the former Hanover Family Practice residencies. He was appointed assistant clinical professor at the Medical College of Virginia in 2003.
A Richmond native, Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University Medical School. He completed a residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and began private practice in 1995. He is double board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He serves on the patient safety and public information committees of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has also successfully completed the fellowship examination of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is also an active member of the American Rhinologic Society, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He is a founding partner with the Stony Point Surgery Center, where he has served as chairman of the Patient Care Committee, and Chief of Staff. He is on the research grant committee and the board of managers for the Richmond Eye & Ear Foundation, a 501(c) charitable organization that survives the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital. The foundation supports several vision and hearing programs in central Virginia and awards over $250,000 annually in grants to eye, ear, nose and throat researchers at Virginia medical schools. Dr. Armstrong has donated his service in missionary trips to Bolivia and Kenya. Locally, he volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster at Boy Scout Troop 799, and as a 6th grade teacher at Third Presbyterian Church. He plays church basketball and USTA tennis, but he he is a better surgeon than athlete.