Dallas Armstrong, MD

Dallas Armstrong, MD

Dallas Armstrong, MD, is a pediatric neurologist with the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in the care of children with epilepsy.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric epilepsy
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dallas Armstrong, MD, is an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Armstrong obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School in 2011. She completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Armstrong then completed a residency in Child Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She went on to spend an additional year of Advanced Clinical Epilepsy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, during which she focused on honing her stereo-EEG skills and knowledge as well as furthering her pre-existing interests in research focused on infantile spasms in children with trisomy 21. Dr. Armstrong is a member of the American Epilepsy Society. 

Dr. Armstrong is board certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology. She is an inaugural fellow in the Rett Syndrome National Research Trust's Rett Syndrome Fellowship program. She works with the Rett Syndrome Natural History Study database, which houses information about the clinical course of many of the girls and women (and a few boys) with Rett Syndrome and Rett-related disorders in the United States. In addition to her interests in early life neurodevelopmental disorders which experience epilepsy, she has a strong interest in stereo-EEG, a technology in which depth electrodes are placed through a small hole in the skull to monitor the electrical activity of the brain in patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy. She traveled with members of the Division of Neurology to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in September 2017 for a three-day conference on interpretation and planning of stereo-EEG surgeries, and has since given introductory lectures sharing her knowledge with several groups at CHOP.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - UT Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Residency

Child Neurology - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX (Chief Resident)
Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Epilepsy - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Rett syndrome
Trisomy 21
Infantile spasms
Stereo-EEG
Epilepsy surgery

Publications

Papers

2018

Armstrong D, Marsh E. The use of cannabidiol in pediatric epilepsy. Curr Pediatr Rep. 2018(6):26-29. doi:10.1007/s40124-018-0152-0

2017

Siris D, Armstrong D, Munoz-Bibiloni J, Redondo B, Park J. SYN1 gene mutation in a child with focal epilepsy and reflex bathing seizures. J of Ped Epi. 2017(6):119-124. doi:10.1055/s-0037-1599193

Posters and Presentations

2017

Joshi S, Armstrong D, Shellhaus R, Greenspan Z. Retrospective, multi-center chart review: infantile spasms in trisomy 21. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

2016

Armstrong D, Said R. Retrospective, single-center chart review: infantile spasms in trisomy 21. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2016, Philadelphia, PA

2015

Armstrong, D. A case of distal SMA presenting with congenital patellar extension contractures. Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium. Feb 2015, Dallas, TX.

Awards and Honors

2016, Resident Excellence Award, Inpatient Unit, UT Southwestern Neurology Program
2016, Resident Excellence Award, Outpatient Clinic, UT Southwestern Neurology Program
2014 & 2016, Resident Teaching Award, UT Southwestern Neurology Program
2013, SEEDS Award, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
2011, Tuman G. Blocker Golden-Headed Cane Award, UT Health Medical School
2007, Betty Murphy Award, UT Health Medical School

Leadership and Memberships

2015-present, American Epilepsy Society Member