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Robert Armstrong

Dean, Medical College for East Africa
Aga Khan University

Prof Armstrong joined the Aga Khan University in 2010 as the Foundation Dean of the Medical College, East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2000 to 2010 Dr. Armstrong was Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UBC and Chief of Pediatric Medicine at the BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Armstrong’s clinical and research interests are in the area of childhood disability, development of population-based strategies for prevention of developmental disorders and clinical and health services strategies for improving outcomes of children with disabilities. Prof Armstrong is Past President of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and Secretary of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability. He is on the Standing Committee of the IPA and a member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Academic Health Centers International. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.