Wednesday, August 11, 2010

UHMS President-Elect Underscores Radiation Risks

John Feldmeier, DO, is the only US physician who is board certified in both hyperbaric medicine and radiation oncology. He was elected by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society in June to an eight-year term on the Board of Directors, serving two years as president-elect, two as president, two as immediate past president, and two as past president.

Feldmeier's election underscores the growing role of hyperbaric medicine in the treatment of delayed radiation injuries in cancer patients. Most cancer and wound care specialists agree the risks and injuries demand careful study and swift action, as we've been following with great interest in the New York Times series, "The Radiation Boom."

Currently a professor and for 12 years chair of the University of Toledo department of radiation oncology, Feldmeier brings to the UHMS a wealth of experience as former chief of radiation oncology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and Grace-Sinai Hospital in Detroit. Read the full UT press release HERE.

We're especially excited about Dr Feldmeier's commitment to collaborative, cross-institutional hyperbaric research.

Our congratulations and best wishes.

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