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. Dr. Armstrong also is a member of the UCI skull base team, and the UCI Robotic Oncology Group. 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 Head and Neck Cancer Chemoprevention and early detection of head and neck cancer. He is involved in NCI clinical trials for oral cancer prevention. Dr. Armstrong is also interested in noninvasive optical imaging of head and neck cancer and premalignancy. He is actively involved with the Optical Coherence Tomography Project at UC Irvine and Beckman Laser Institute.