Dr. Wendy S. Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, FACP received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1994. She completed her Internal Medicine internship, residency, chief residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan and subsequently served as the primary outpatient physician for the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program at the University of Michigan. In 2001, she joined the Cleveland Clinic, where she was Co-Director of the HIV/AIDS Center. She joined the Emory University faculty in 2007, assuming the role of Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program in 2008, and Medical Director of the Ponce de Leon Center, Infectious Diseases Program at Grady Health System, in 2009. She is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Armstrong’s research interests revolve around disparities in access to care and barriers to care as well as health care utilization for vulnerable, HIV-infected populations. In addition to her role as Medical Director of the Ponce Center, one of the largest HIV clinics in the country, she is a nationally recognized leader in HIV/AIDS care and is currently the Vice Chair of the HIV Medical Association. She has worked with the Center for HIV Law and Policy and is an advocate for reform of HIV criminalization statutes. She has been active in the Emory Center for AIDS Research, is the PI for the Emory CFAR HIV Specimen Repository and has active grant funding evaluating the HIV continuum of care as well as strategies for linkage and retention in care. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and more than 10 book chapters.
Dr. Armstrong has a strong interest in and commitment to medical education. She currently serves as Chair of the Training Program Directors Committee of the Infectious Disease Society of America and has ongoing funding to evaluate factors influencing resident choices for subspecialty training. She was active in the development of the Internal Medicine Subspecialty Milestones, working with the ABIM and ACGME. In addition, she is a Small Group Advisor in the Semmelweis Society at the Emory University School of Medicine, is the summation module director at the medical school and serves on the medical school’s Curriculum Committee. She has won the Golden Apple Teaching Award for resident education twice, the Jonas A. Shulman Teacher of the Year Award, the Shanta M. Zimmer Fellows’ Mentoring Award, the Educator Impact Award and the Nanette K. Wenger Service Award. She is also an inaugural member of the Academy of Medical Educators in the Emory University Department of Medicine.