Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
#011Since opening our first hyperbaric chamber in 1964, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has been a pioneer in 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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. HCMC has the only hyperbaric chamber that is open 24 hours a day for emergencies in the state of Minnesota, and is therefore the referral center for all hyperbaric emergencies for western Wisconsin, the eastern Dakotas, Iowa and all of Minnesota.


Fellows practice in our state-of- the art Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, which opened in 2012.  Fellows train in our custom-designed Fink multiplace chamber. All three independently controlled locks are equipped for critical care and research, utilizing the latest systems and technology. Fellows work hands-on with patients, providing wound care and managing critically ill patients as they undergo hyperbaric therapy.

20160211_hcmc_344Fellows also work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment in the new Limb Preservation Program working side by side with faculty who are ABMS board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. In the limb preservation program, fellows gain proficiency in the use of advanced wound assessment technology including microangiography (LUNA) and transcutaneous oxygen (TCO2) measurement.

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in multiple conferences and educational experiences including:

  • NOAA Dive Medicine Course in Seattle
  • One-month rotation in Hawaii
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Annual Scientific Conference
Fellows gain the skills to become a leader in the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.


Providing HBO Treatments since

Square Foot Center for Hyperbaric Medicine

Treatments Annually

Emergency Treatments Annuallly

Chris Logue, MD

Director of Hyperbaric Medicine

Stephen Hendriksen, MD

HBO Fellowship Program Director

Tom Masters, MD

Hyperbaric Medicine

Drue Orwig, MD

Fellow (2016-2017)

Cory DuBose , MD

Fellow (2016-2017)

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