Brenda E. Armstrong, MD



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Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Cardiology
DUMC 3195
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Missouri), 1974
  • Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1975-1976
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1976-1979
Clinical Interests:
Intensive care pediatrics, pediatric cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, clinical pediatric cardiology
Research Interests:
My current research interests involve gender and race-based disparities in medical education at all levels. As the Dean for Medical School Admissions, I am also interested in medical education and training for students, residents, and fellows, including quality improvement initiatives in medical education, quality delivery of health services, recruitment of women and minorities into the medical field, and community outreach.
Representative Publications:
  • Milazzo, AS; Sanders, SP; Armstrong, BE; Li, JS. Racial and geographic disparities in timing of bidirectional Glenn and Fontan stages of single-ventricle palliation. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2002;94:873-878.  Abstract
  • Ungerleider, RM; Kanter, RJ; O'Laughlin, M; Bengur, AR; Anderson, PA; Herlong, JR; Li, J; Armstrong, BE; Tripp, ME; Garson, A; Meliones, JN; Jaggers, J; Sanders, SP; Greeley, WJ. Effect of repair strategy on hospital cost for infants with tetralogy of Fallot. Annals of Surgery. 1997;225:779-783.  Abstract