William Armstrong

  • William B. Armstrong joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Irvine in July 1994.  He completed a B.A. in biochemistry at Pomona College in 1984, graduated from Medical School with honors from the University of Washington, School of Medicine (Seattle) in 1988 and completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California in 1993.  He completed fellowship training in head and neck oncology and skull base surgery at Vanderbilt University under the preceptorship of James Netterville, M.D in 1994. Dr. Armstrong joined the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty at UCI July 1994.  He was vice-chair 1997-2007 and residency program director 2003-2011.  In June 2007, Dr. Armstrong was named interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at UCI, and now serves as chair since July 2010.  He was appointed Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology July 2009.  . Dr. Armstrong’s primary clinical interests are in head and neck cancer surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery.  Dr. Armstrong has a strong interest in minimally invasive procedures to treat head and neck tumors including endoscopic and robotic approaches to head and neck and thyroid tumors.  In addition, he is utilizing ultrasound in the outpatient setting and incorporating office based ultrasound into clinical practice and resident education. Dr. Armstrong’s primary research interest is minimally invasive treatment of Head and Neck Cancer, utilization of clinical ultrasound and early detection of head and neck cancer.  Dr. Armstrong is also interested in noninvasive optical imaging of head and neck cancer and premalignancy. Since 1999, Dr. Armstrong is happily married to his wife Susan, and they have two teenage boys.  Recreational interests include jogging, cooking, and participating in family activities as well as caring for their two Labrador retrievers.


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