Fellowships

Fellowship training in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine recognizes special commitment and expertise in Undersea and/or Hyperbaric Medicine. In the United States, those eligible for Fellowship training must be Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by a Board sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and must be in active practice in undersea and/or hyperbaric medicine.

One of the requirements to achieve Board Certification in UHM, according to the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is to complete a full time ACGME accredited Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, during which approximately 25% of the Fellows time was spent in actual management of Undersea/Hyperbaric Medicine cases

APPLICATION FOR FELLOWSHIP - PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (WORD)

APPLICATION FOR FELLOWSHIP - EMERGENCY MEDICINE (WORD)

SAMPLE MATERIAL FOR NEW FELLOWSHIPS



CURRENT FELLOWSHIP TRAINING LOCATIONS IN UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE OFFERED:


 

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC
Contact: Jake Freiberger, MD, MPH
Email: john.freiberger@duke.edu
(919) 684-6726

Home Page: dukedivemedicine.org

Hyperbaric fellows work in the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, an integral part of Duke University Medical Center.  Four slots are available each year, 2 of which are associated thru Intermountain Healthcare. Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a trainee in the state of North Carolina and they must have completed an ACGME certified residency program and be board eligible in their specialty. The fellowship is highly competitive and the training is designed to prepare the fellow to become a leader in the field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine through the development of clinical competence and research expertise. 



Hennepin County Medical Center

Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Stephen Hendriksen, MD 
Email: Stephen.Hendriksen@hcmed.org 
612-873-7420
Home Page: http://www.hcmc.org/education/fellowships/hyperbaric-fellowship/index.htm


Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship

Since opening our first hyperbaric chamber in 1964, Hennepin County Medical Center has pioneered the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Our fellowship is an ACGME accredited one year program whose graduates fulfill the requirements to sit for the American Board of Medical Specialists' certification examination for special competency in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. The Primary Hospital: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN is a Level I Trauma Center and referral center for all hyperbaric emergencies for western Wisconsin, the eastern Dakotas, Iowa and all of Minnesota.  Fellows practice in our new state-of-the art Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, which opened in 2012.  More information can be found at our website:

Please contact us if interested in applying and for more details:

Stephen Hendriksen, MD
Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
Division of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center
612-873-7420



Kent Hospital

15 Health Lane, Bldg. 2D
Warwick, RI 02886
Contact: Mary Beth Hanley, DO
Email: mhanley@KentRI.org 
Tel (401)-736-4646
*Currently approved for DO's only
Home Page:  http://www.kentri.org/graduateeducation/hyperbaric/

 



Louisiana State University

New Orleans, LA
Contact: Tracy LeGros, MD
Email: tlegros1@cox.net
(504) 366-7638
Home Page: www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/emergency_medicine/fellowship_hyperbarics.aspx

Fellowship in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Louisiana, LSU Health Sciences Center/Charity Hospital, New Orleans. One year fellowship includes extensive opportunities in clinical and animal research, publishing, and teaching experiences. Divers Alert Network and Gulf Coast Commercial Diving Referral Center. Clinical teaching locations includemultiplace and monoplace units. Program directors: Dr. Tracy L LeGros.

Accredited Program: effective July 1, 2008



SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY
Contact: Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEP, FUHM and William Santiago, MD
E-Mails:  Heyboerm@upstate.edusantiagw@upstate.edu
Phone: (315) 464-4363
Home Page: http://www.upstate.edu/emergency/education/fellowships/hyperbaric.php


Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine 

This ACGME accredited fellowship program at SUNY Upstate Medical University offers comprehensive training for a physician who is board-eligible in any ABMS or Osteopathic specialty. The program provides intensive training in clinical hyperbaric medicine while including all aspects of wound care and diving medicine. There are didactic lectures based on core curriculum and participation in research within hyperbaric medicine. Opportunities also exist for clinical activity to maintain skills in trainees' primary specialty. Program Director: Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEP, CWS, FACCWS



UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Lackland, TX
Contact: Devin Beckstrand, MD
E-Mails:  devin.beckstrand@us.af.mil
Phone:  (210) 292-3483
Home Page: https://kx.afms.mil/kj/kx2/HyperbaricMedicine/Pages/fellowship_requirements-31may12[1].aspx

 



University of California San Diego

Contact: Peter Witucki, MD, FACEP
E-Mail:  pwitucki@ucsd.edu
Phone: (619) 543-6463 or (619) 543-6218
Home Page: http://emergencymed.ucsd.edu/education/fellowships/hyperbaric



University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Kevin Hardy, MD and Wendy Kelly
E-Mail:  whermann@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: (215) 898-9095
Home Page: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/ifem/hbofellowshipoutline.pdf


Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
 

The ACGME accredited fellowship program at The University of Pennsylvania offers comprehensive training for two physicians who are board-eligible in any ABMS specialty. Our program provides intensive training in diving and hyperbaric medicine, including all aspects of wound care and elective opportunities in critical care. A series of didactic lectures occurs weekly, and there are opportunities for research and clinical activity to maintain skills in trainees' primary specialty. 

On-line information is found at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/emergency-medicine/education/fellowships/hyperbaric-medicine/ 
Interested candidates should contact: 
Wendy Kelly at 215-898-9095 
or 
e-mail: wherrman@mail.med.upenn.edu


TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS
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Two Postdoctoral Positions are offered to study fundamental mechanisms of oxygen in angiogenesis, cell-to-cell adhesion or free radical production/pathogenesis as well as the clinical effects of hyperbaric oxygen. Individuals with clinical experience who are interested in obtaining research training will receive special consideration. An exceptional opportunity exists for collaborative basic and clinical research as part of a NIH-funded Specialized Center of Research in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


CLINICAL HYPERBARIC MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP:

One position is offered to a board-eligible, licensed physician for intensive training in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Fellows are actively involved with the clinical program of Penn's Institute for Environmental Medicine, and are provided opportunities for involvement in basic and clinical research as a part of the training.