Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University is located at the only 24/7 Hyperbaric Medicine facility in all of Central and Western New York. Upstate University hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center and the only pediatric hospital in Central New York.
The Upstate Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship is the only ACGME-accredited hyperbaric program in New York State. With a coverage area that includes the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, it is the only Divers Alert Network Facility in all of Central and Western New York providing for ample exposure to decompression illness emergencies and fitness to dive evaluations. Upstate Medical University Hyperbaric Medicine supports regional and state public safety divers including the New York State Police Recovery Dive Team in Upstate New York. This includes optional participation in annual training exercises and support for any dive related emergencies.
The fellow is exposed to a wide variety of indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. As the only 24/7 hyperbaric medicine facility in all of Central and Western New York, this includes a variety of emergent indications and critical care patients from a large catchment area. In addition, the fellow obtains significant training in wound care management through daily participation in the integrated Upstate University Hospital Wound Care Center.
The Program offers extensive experience in monoplace hyperbaric chamber treatment including monoplace critical care experience. In addition, the fellow gains experience in multiplace chamber operations during their rotation with affiliated programs that include Phelps Hospital Northwell Health, Division of Undersea and Hyperbarics Medicine. The fellow has the opportunity to attend the UHMS Physician Training in Diving Medicine course, Medical Examiner of Divers course, and the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. In addition, the fellow rotates at Divers Alert Network call center for a week in the spring.
The fellowship is overseen by 3 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship trained, board-certified physicians. There is an extensive didactic experience that includes weekly patient teaching rounds, lectures, journal club, simulation training, and board examination preparation activities. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in research and present their findings at the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. The program boasts a 100% board pass rate. Graduate fellows have successfully gone into both clinical and academic practice.
- Fellowship Length: 1 year
- Number of Positions: 1
- Salary/Benefits: PG Year 4 Salary & Benefits
- Conferences: UHMS Scientific Meeting, Dive Medical Examiner Course, NOAA Course
- Clinic Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
- Home Call: 10-14 per month
- Board eligibility in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine upon successful completion
- Deadline for Applications: April 30
For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Andrea Williams
Department of Emergency Medicine
550 E. Genesee Street, Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13202
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Core Faculty:
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Affiliate Faculty:
Phelps Hospital Northwell Health
Owen J. O'Neill, MD, MPH, FUHM, FACHM
Medical Director, Division of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
New York Medical College
Clnical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Division of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
Upstate Medical University