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Carol L. Armstrong, PhD

Degree and Institution

PhD, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

Faculty Title

Associate Professor (Adj.)

Administrative Title


Abramson Cancer Center Title

Neuro-Oncology and Late-effects programs


 Pediatrics, Division of Oncology, Neuro-Oncology program

Clinical Expertise

Neuropsychologist dedicated to neuro-oncology for adults and children, subspecialization in memory and diseases of the white matter.  Specialist in cognitive effects of brain tumors, cognitive and radiologic markers of radiotherapy and other treatments, longitudinal patterns, cognitive effects of intraparenchymal vs. extra-axial tumors, quality of life, predicting tumor change.

Research Expertise

Detecting multiple phases of radiotherapy effects on the brain in patients with brain tumors, longitudinal cognitive and neuroimaging changes post treatreatment; white matter imaging techniques to understand effects of radiotherapy on brain regions of interest, measuring radiation damage to myelin/white matter of the brain; developing tumor-specific cognitive model to predict tumor growth/recurrence in children and adults.

Cancer Program
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Program
» Neuropsychology

1-Neuropsychology, Western Reserve Psychiatric Center; 2-Ohio Industrial Rehabilitation Division

Board Certifications

Honors and Award

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology


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Contact Information

Carol L Armstrong

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street, Rm. 1410
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Office Phone: 215-590-1709
Fax: 267-426-5260

Sarah Yerkes
Office Phone: 267-426-5108
Appointment Phone: 267-426-5108
Fax: 267-426-5260