Paul W. Armstrong


  • Distinguished University Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta
  • Formerly Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Founding Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre
  • Founding Director of TORCH (Tomorrow’s Research Cardiovascular Health Professionals), a Strategic Training Program Initiative
  • Founding President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • 2014 Recipient of the University Cup, the University of Alberta capstone award for outstanding contributions in teaching, research and service.
  • 2014 Recipient of the Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disease

Dr. Armstrong’s research interests include:

  • Development of novel methods to enhance clinical trial methodology
  • Cardiovascular implications of diabetes and aging
  • Pathophysiology and novel therapeutic approaches of congestive heart failure
  • Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes. with emphasis on timely interventions