Associate Program Director for CU Sports Medicine Fellowship - Pediatric track
Medical Director of the CHCO Running Athlete Clinic
Recognition & Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Medical College of Georgia
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Medical College of Georgia
School of Medicine,
Howell N, Walker G, Hankinson T, Armento A. Incidental Os Odontoideum in an Adolescent Athlete With Sports-Related Concussion. Clin J Sport Med. 2022 Nov 1;32(6):e652-e654. PubMed PMID: 36111988
Little CC, Howell DR, Armento AM, Sweeney EA, Walker GA. Training volume recommendations and psychosocial outcomes in adolescent athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2022 Aug 24;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36000411
Sidhar K, Baugh CM, Wilson JC, Spittler J, Walker GA, Armento AM, Howell DR. Socioeconomic status and injury history in adolescent athletes: Lower family affluence is associated with a history of concussion. J Clin Transl Res. 2022 Aug 29;8(4):292-298. PubMed PMID: 35975186
Stockbower KA, Howell DR, Seehusen CN, Armento AM, Walker GA. Sport specialization, sleep, fatigue, and psychosocial ratings: do highly specialized athletes differ from their less specialized peers?. Phys Sportsmed. 2022 Oct;50(5):400-405. PubMed PMID: 34171984
Walker GA, Seehusen CN, Armento A, Provance AJ, Wilson JC, Howell DR. Family Affluence Relationship to Sports Specialization in Youth Athletes. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2021 Jan;60(1):50-55. PubMed PMID: 32781852
Armento A, VanBaak K, Seehusen CN, Sweeney EA, Wilson JC, Howell DR. Presence and Perceptions of Menstrual Dysfunction and Associated Quality of Life Measures Among High School Female Athletes. J Athl Train. 2021 Oct 1;56(10):1094-1099. PubMed PMID: 33626156
Armento A, Albright J, Gagliardi A, Daoud AK, Howell D, Mayer S. Patient expectations and perceived social support related to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescent athletes. Phys Ther Sport. 2021 Jan;47:72-77. PubMed PMID: 33197876
Davis CL, Litwin SE, Pollock NK, Waller JL, Zhu H, Dong Y, Kapuku G, Bhagatwala J, Harris RA, Looney J, Williams CF, Armento A, Schmidt MD, Bassali R. Exercise effects on arterial stiffness and heart health in children with excess weight: The SMART RCT. Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 May;44(5):1152-1163. PubMed PMID: 31754238
Armento A, Sweeney E. Gymnastics Medicine: Evaluation, Management, and Rehabilitation. 1st ed. Cham (Switzerland): Springer; c2019. Chapter 6, Medical Illness in Gymnasts; p. 101-118.
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
I am passionate about providing care for all young athletes, from football players to dancers. I have a special interest in running medicine, bone stress injuries, the male and female athlete triad, and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S).
As a pediatric sports medicine physician, my goal is to provide comprehensive care to young athletes, from treating acute and chronic injuries to guiding successful return to sport and injury prevention.
In my free time, I am a competitive road marathoner but also enjoy running the Colorado mountain trails, hiking, skiing, and adventuring with family and friends.
Public Speaking Yes
MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
BA, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2018)
University of Colorado, Pediatric Sports Medicine