Dr. Armbruster was born in Atlantic City and grew up at the Jersey Shore. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving his B.S. in Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. He then studied at the Boston University School of Medicine, earning a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences. There he researched the molecular basis of arthritis and connective tissue disorders in the Department of Rheumatology at their National Arthritis Laboratory.
Dr. Armbruster returned to our area to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. He completed his Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. During this time he served at Cooper University Hospital for Level I orthopaedic trauma care, as well as A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE for pediatric orthopaedic care. He also served as Assistant Team Physician to the Camden Riversharks Professional Baseball Organization for the 2003 through 2007 seasons.
Dr. Armbruster completed advanced fellowship training at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). Dr. Armbruster has been elected to full active membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), recognized as the premier medical society dedicated to upper extremity care, research and education. He brings to our practice advanced treatment modalities in the non-operative and surgical care of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder afflictions. His extensive clinical and surgical training will be available throughout our three MBO offices and hospitals.
Dr. Armbruster continues to contribute to advancing the science of orthopaedic care through writing scholarly articles and lecture presentations. He regularly lectures at national orthopaedic meetings.
He resides in Yardley, PA with his wife and three children.