Michael  Armstrong, MD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae


Contact this IME Doctor

  • Company: Richmond ENT
  • Phone: 804 330 5501
  • Cell: 804 437 3687
  • Fax: 804 272 4504
  • Website: www.RichmondENT.com

Specialty 1: Otolaryngology

Specialty 2: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Focus: Dr. Armstrong is board-certified in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He performs independent medical examinations for hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, hoarseness and facial injuries following accidents, military service, 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, explosions, hazardous noise and other trauma. He has extensive experience in depositions and courtroom testimony.

Medical School: Duke University Medical School/Residency training at Johns Hopkins

License(s): VA

Years in Practice: 25

  • 10 years performing IMEs
  • 40 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 30 times

IME Training: SEAK

Additional Information

When an accident or illness leaves a patient injured, it often requires a seasoned professional to interpret and explain the medical record. Dr. Armstrong is an experienced medical doctor and trained expert witness who has assisted plaintiff and defense attorneys in more than 230 criminal, medical liability, personal injury, or disability cases. Notable cases have included claims regarding 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, Iraq war, Afghanistan War, motor vehicle accidents, hospital death, missed cancers, strangulation, tinnitus, hearing loss, throat injuries, and surgical complications following neck dissections, tonsillectomies, nasal and sinus surgeries, and facial cosmetic surgery. The first phone call is complementary. Initial record review can usually be completed within 7 days of receipt. In some cases, an independent medical examination can be completed remotely using telemedicine. Dr. Armstrong is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon with advanced training in allergy, sinus surgery and facial plastic surgery. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a practicing ear, nose and throat specialist in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Armstrong obtained his degrees from Princeton University and Duke University and then trained for 6 years at Johns Hopkins. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and by the Fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is the founder and president of Richmond ENT and holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head Neck Surgery.