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Dr Ruth Armstrong

Consultant in clinical genetics

I am a consultant in clinical genetics, looking after adults and children with genetic disorders across East Anglia.
Dr Ruth Armstrong - she has long brown hair

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My current role

I see children and adults with a variety of genetic conditions, mainly in Cambridge and the Great Yarmouth area.  My specialist interests include paediatric cancer, colorectal cancer, skeletal dysplasia and disorders of sexual differentiation. I am also the GMSA lead for lynch syndrome.

Previous history

I initially trained as a nurse and worked as a district nurse in Liverpool. After qualifying as a doctor I trained in paediatrics then clinical genetics at Alder Hey children's hospital.

Membership and accreditations

  • Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Group
  • British Society of Genomic Medicine
  • Cancer Genetics Group

Personal interests

When I am not at work I enjoy catching up with my four grown up children, baking and competing in British dressage and British eventing.