University of Arizona’s Armstrong Appointed World Diabetic Foot Commission Chair

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) has been appointed Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Commission of the International Podiatry Federation (FIP). The Federation was founded in 1947 and now includes 31 organizations representing 30 countries spread over six continents, representing tens of thousands of clinicians. FIP Vice President Joseph Caporusso of the United States noted “The formation of our DM Foot Commission provides an outlet for our members and our patients to learn more about this horrific disease and its effects on the feet.  We are honored that Dr. Armstrong will Chair the Commission.” Armstrong was equally enthusiastic “The opportunity to effect change amongst clinicians worldwide is a responsibility I take seriously and an honor I cherish. The ability to work with colleagues, worldwide to effect change as we battle diabetes and its complications is life-affirming work.” He concluded by reporting “Every 20 seconds, someone loses a leg due to diabetes. That figure alone is enough to get us all out of bed every morning to try to do our part to make a positive difference.”

Photos from left:
Joseph Caporusso, DPM and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.