Paul W. Armstrong


  • Founding Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre
  • Distinguished University Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta
  • Formerly Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • 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
  • Recognized in 2018 as an Officer of the Order of Canada, in acknowledgement of “his contributions to the advancement of cardiology, notably for his pioneering research in acute cardiac care, and for his leadership in health care institutions”
  • Cited amongst the top 10 most productive authors in medical literature (Trials. 2020;21:34)

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