Since 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.

Program Highlights

Providing hyperbaric treatment since 1964
State-of-the-art Fink Multi-place chamber
10,000 square foot Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
Minnesota’s only 24/7 emergency hyperbaric oxygen facility
Over 5,500 treatments and consults annuall
Over 100 emergent patients annually

Fellows 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 the NOAA dive medicine course in Seattle, Hawaii rotation, and the 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.

Application Requirements

Your application must include:

  • Verification of completion of residency
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • License to practice medicine in the U.S.
  • Letter of recommendation from residency director
  • Two letters of recommendation from current colleagues, including one from your residency program


  1. Submission: Submit your application by mail directly to our administrative coordinator.
  2. Interviews: Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. We will make every attempt to schedule interviews convenient to the applicant. Please contact us with any questions.

More information can be found at the the HCMC Institutional Website

About Us

The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of the physicians, physician-assistants and staff dedicated to the delivery of emergency medical services for HCMC. Emergency Medicine Faculty physicians provide emergency medical care, teach students of many types, and conduct research leading to innovation of emergency care.

Our Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, its residents, and its graduates are a source of great pride for our Department. It began in 1972 with two residents, years before recognition of the discipline of Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty. Today we match twelve residents per year in our three-year program.

Hennepin County Medical Center
Dept of Emergency Medicine
701 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 873-5683


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