Deanna Armstrong, MD
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Deanna Armstrong, MD, grew up on a farm and was exposed to a lot of animal care as a child. While that instilled a passion of health and medicine, she knew she didn’t want to be a veterinarian. She followed the footsteps of two of her uncles and decided to go to medical school.
As a third year medical student, she was given the opportunity to work with a plastic surgeon and fell in love with the specialty. She graduated from and completed a general surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She went on to complete a plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
As a plastic surgeon practicing at Methodist Physicians Clinic 192Dodge, adjacent to Methodist Women’s Hospital, Dr. Armstrong finds a lot of joy in performing breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors.
“We both usually walk away with a tear in our eye and a hug,” she said.
She is inspired by the pride and effort she sees each Methodist employee put into their jobs.
“Everyone who works at Methodist embodies The Meaning of Care,” she said. “They leave this place – whether it’s through patient care, cleaning the floor, making a meal – better than it was at the beginning of the day.”
Medical school sweethearts, Dr. Armstrong and her husband have two children. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading, working out and volunteering as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands.
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