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Paul Anderson, N.M.D

Paul Anderson, N.M.D. is Medical Director of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer, chronic diseases and complicated medical presentations. He brings two decades of medical training and experience together to allow his clinical practice to grow and serve patients in the best way possible. Dr. Anderson is Chief of IV (intravenous therapy) Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center and a past Professor at Bastyr University where he continues to serve as an adjunct instructor in IV therapies. He began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s and continues to hold board review courses for most of the US and Canadian naturopathic medical schools. Additionally he is a medical author and speaks in many continuing medical education courses and events.

 

 

 

 

Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D.

Throughout his life and career, Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D., a neuroscience, molecular pharmacology, and physiology researcher, has maintained involvement in a vast array of professional, academic, and personal endeavors, attaining a high degree of achievement in each of his pursuits. As an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida since 2008, D’Agostino teaches students of the Morsani College of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, with a focus on such topics as neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, cell metabolism, and signaling. In his capacities as a researcher, Dominic D’Agostino enjoys support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Alzheimer’s Association, and other entities for investigations into oxygen toxicity, ketogenic diets, cancer, and metabolic/neuroprotective strategies.

 

 

 

Edward Fogarty, M.D.

Dr. Edward “Ted” Fogarty is a clinical radiologist in North Dakota and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Dakota. His role is primarily one of teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development at UND. He is a gifted visual communicator, technology savvy physician, and likely has been the youngest departmental chair in US medicine after the turn of the century, starting in this position at the age of 35. Under his leadership, UND’s medical education curriculum has incorporated the latest medical imaging exams into student learning starting on day one in gross anatomy. His goal for all students of medicine is to acquire the visual understanding of basic imaging studies at an early point in the education process. His research role in functional imaging with Dr. Paul Harch and the LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship program has led to further interest and advocacy of HBOT for greater numbers of American citizens. He is the current President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation. His general greater advocacy in medicine and science relates to improving individualized care and cost-factors by leveraging the innate healing processes in

mammalian tissues.

 

Dennis Geiser, D.V.M

Dr. Geiser is currently the Assistant Dean for Organizational Development and Outreach at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee. He          completed his BS degree in microbiology at Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1972. At Michigan State University he completed a residency in equine medicine and surgery. He has been an associate veterinarian in a small animal and equine practice in California and an equine referral practice in Florida. Dr. Geiser board certified as a veterinary hyperbaric technician in the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Technology (NBDHMT). At the University of Tennessee he has been the section leader of the large animal anesthesia section, department head of the large animal         department, and assistant dean of outreach and organizational development and director of the College’s continuing education section. He was the president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association in 2012. He currently directs the small and large animal hyperbaric medicine program at the UT Veterinary Medical Center and is advisory to College’s regenerative medicine program. He chairs the committee that developed the hyperbaric veterinary technician certification program for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and initiated team training programs in animal hyperbaric medicine.

 

Paul G. Harch, M.D.

Paul G. Harch, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine at LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Harch maintains academic and private practices where he has adapted the concepts of conventional hyperbaric oxygen therapy to wounds in the central nervous system. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine and the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine of the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. Harch’s clinical experience through 2017 spans 33 years in hospital-based emergency medicine and 30 years of hyperbaric medicine. He has trained in general surgery, radiology, diving, and hyperbaric medicine. In recognition of his accomplishments in clinical practice, teaching, and research he was awarded fellowship status in the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine in 1997. He also received the Edgar End Award from the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine in 1994 and the Richard A. Neubauer Award for Excellence in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pediatric Neurology in 2003. He has presented his research seven times to the U.S. Congress and been nominated for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. In April, 2007 he published the Oxygen Revolution with co-author Virginia McCullough. This groundbreaking book, which has been released in its third printing, second updated edition in 2/2012, explains HBOT and its projected revolutionary effects on medicine and neurology. A new edition with an increased focus on traumatic brain injury was released in 6/2016. Dr. Harch provides a wealth of insight into groundbreaking new treatment for Stroke, Alzheimers, Parkinson's, Brain Injuries, Arthritis, Diabetes, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Heart Disease, Birth Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Lou Gehrigs Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Asthma, Lyme Disease, AIDS, Alcohol Abuse, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Vision Loss and more.

 

 

Mal Hooper, D.C.

Mal Hooper comes from Melbourne - Australia and is the founder and clinical director of a private medical practice known as HyperMED Australia, where during some twenty years, he has gained national renown for providing ‘off-label’ applications of Hyperbaric Oxygenation. After a strong sporting career, Mal’s humble beginnings were as a chiropractor with masters qualification in clinical acupuncture. Further research into treating ‘ischemic’ related spinal injuries took him onto a different path to his colleagues where treatment was ‘subluxation based’. In 1986 Mal established a multidisciplinary clinic known as the ‘Spinal Rehabilitation Group’ that became a first in Australia to integrate medial and allied treatment approaches. The successful medico-legal clinic was supported by a team of 13 doctors and specialists of various disciplines. In 1993 tragedy struck when a younger daughter fell into a smouldering ash fire and suffered third degree burns. It was during this period Mal became acquainted with the pioneering work of Dr Richard Neubauer and the usage of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the treating of burns. In 1996 after being inspired particularly by Neubauer’s achievements, Mal purchased a 2ATA Hyperbaric Chamber and incorporated HBO practice into the spinal rehab model with focus on disc prolapse, chronic pain and failed spinal surgery. The HBO side of the clinic grew quickly with patient conditions ranging from spinal disabilities to sporting injuries and with a growing list of patients suffering the effects of catastrophic injuries and complex illness. In 1999, one of the quadriplegic patients undertaking HBO gained significant functional changes Over the next several years, this took Mal on the path of utilising Body Weight Support innovations to promote ‘neuroplasticity’.

 

Pierre Marois, M.D.

Dr. Marois received his medical degree from the University de Montreal in 1978 and his specialization certificate, from the College of Doctors and Surgeons of Canada, in 1979. He is a well respected physician at St. Justine’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada, and several other pediatric hospitals specializing in rehabilitative and epidermal medicine, for the past 25 years. Dr. Marois has initiated countless research projects into neuromuscular sicknesses and cerebral paralysis. Dr. Marois has specific expertise in the oxygenation process, having been one of the leaders of a research team involved in oxygenation projects from 1998-2001 for which he received the inaugural Richard A. Neubauer award. He has participated in symposiums, lectures and written numerous articles on the subject, for the past decade.

 

Arun Mukherjee, MBBS, M.D.

Dr. Arun Mukherjee, MBBS, MD (1975). Senior Physician, National Heart Institute, Delhi, India. Founder Trustee and Director of “FSMHP-UDAAN for the Disabled” (Established 1992), a non-profit, government recognized and sponsored neurodevelopmental research and rehabilitation centre. Pioneered Pediatric HBOT in India (2001).  Paper on HBOT in 150 CP children published in UHM, March 2014. Other neurodevelopmental research includes Biomedical, Immuno-stimulatory and purified Herbal Neurorestoratives in Autism, and Stem Cells, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neurfeedback in CP.

 

 

Loren Nations, D.V.M.

Dr. Nations graduated from the University of Florida in 1986 with a BS in Microbiology and in 1991, as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UF College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 1992, he returned to general practice in Winter Haven, Florida, as an associate in a one veterinarian practice. Under the guidance of Dr. Nations, the practice grew quickly into a four doctor hospital. Dr. Nations’ focus on providing advanced referral services led him to becoming board certified in canine and feline specialty through ABVP in 1999. Through continued growth in general, 24-hour emergency and referral practice, Veterinary Healthcare Associates now employs over 70 people, including 10 veterinarians offering specialty services in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, and rehabilitation therapy. He is an ELITE lecturer for Pfizer speaking on multi-modal pain management and anesthesia. He also lectures on medical topics, such as pancreatitis, for Idexx laboratories. He is active in his local VMA serving as President currently in his fifth year and is a member of Veterinary Management Groups (VMG 1). Dr. Nations is also an active member of the AVMA, FVMA, VHMA (Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association) and VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society). His

referral cases include Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Oncology, Advanced Therapeuticsincluding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, LASER therapy, Stem cell therapy, a Pet Rehabilitation Center with an underwater treadmill and advanced nutritional support.

 

 

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