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UNDERSEA & HYPERBARIC MEDICINE FACULTY

All faculty have completed and / or founded a hyperbaric medicine fellowship,

and have extensive experience in teaching and training hyperbaric medicine Fellows.

Keith Van Meter, MD, PEDS EM / ABEM, UHM / ABPM, FACEP
Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Founder and Emeritus Professor 
Professor of Medicine:  Section of Emergency Medicine
Section Chief:  LSU Emergency Medicine 
Board Certifications:  Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Paul Harch, MD, EM / ABPS, UHM / ABHM
Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Immediate Past Program Director
Clinical Professor of Medicine:  Section of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director:  LSU Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Department
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD, UHM / ABEM, FAAEM, FACEP
Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Clinical Professor:  Section of Emergency Medicine 
Physiology Doctorate:  Cardiovascular & Endocrine Metabolism
Medical Director:  Emergency Medicine Services (Nunez Paramedic College)
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine

Heather-Murphy Lavoie, MD, UHM / ABEM,  FAAEM, FACEP
Associate Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Clinical Professor:  Section of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director:  LSU Emergency Medicine Residency 
Assistant Director:  LSU Emergency Medicine Faculty Development
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine

Victor Tuckler, MD, UHM / ABEM
Director of Emergency Toxicology
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician:  LSU Emergency Medicine
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician:  LSU UHM Fellowship
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine

Sean Hardy, MD
Hazmat and Disaster Services Director
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician:  LSU Emergency Medicine
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician:  LSU UHM Fellowship
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine

Marcus Clayton, MD  
Emergency Medicine Physician:  Tulane Emergency Medicine
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician:  LSU UHM Fellowship
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine

Paul Staab, MD 
Internal Medicine Physician:  West Jefferson Medical Center
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician:  LSU UHM Fellowship

Kathleen Jones, MD 
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician:  LSU Emergency Medicine
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician:  LSU UHM Fellowship
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine

 

 

Dr. Keith Van Meter, is internationally known for his unparalleled experience and knowledge in diving medicine and wound care. He continues to anchor an offshore Gulf of Mexico 24/7 call service for commercial diving accidents, often flying to sites of injury to provide prolonged in-chamber treatment of diving cases in extremis. His experience continues to reinforce the application of deep saturation recompression of severe cases of decompression illness. In the last 10 years his animal research in resuscitation has been award winning on a national level and will soon be advancing to the clinical arena. The publication of this work is in the final revision stage. He serves on the board of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, the board of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and lectures internationally on hyperbaric medicine fitness to dive.

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Dr. Paul G. Harch, the past program director of 16 years and site director for the University Hospital Hyperbaric Department, is widely known for his clinical work in hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic brain injury, especially cerebral decompression illness, traumatic brain injury, and pediatric neurology. He has duplicated the human experience in chronic traumatic brain injury using an animal model. He is actively engaged in ongoing clinical research and is focusing his efforts on obtaining funding for research in acute stroke and chronic traumatic brain injury. He is the immediate past president of the International Hyperbaric Medical Society and author of the book, The Oxygen Revolution. He has been elected to the boards of the American Association of Health Freedom and the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). He will be co-chairing ACAM's new Hyperbaric Medicine Section.

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Dr. Tracy Leigh LeGros is the Program Director for the undersea and hyperbaric medicine fellowship and is the medical director for the Nunez College Paramedic training program. She is a recurrent national lecturer for multiple venues, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Board Review Course. She also serves as president of the ACEP Section of Hyperbaric Medicine. She holds a PhD in physiology, which adds great depth and complexity to her lectures and bedside teaching.

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Dr. Heather Murphy-Lavoie, the Associate Program Director, has recently authored the newest chapter in the UHMS HBO Therapy Committee's Report on central retinal artery occlusion. Her review in Sydney, Australia of our 20 year experience of HBOT in central retinal artery occlusion resulted in an invitation to present this diagnosis to the HBOT Committee of the UHMS, subsequent approval, and now authorship of the first new indication for HBOT since intracranial abscess in 1996. She now serves on the HBO Therapy Committee and the Education Committee of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. She also co-authored with Dr. David Ulick, a recent hyperbaric medicine fellow, the chapter on diving medicine for the new Adams emergency medicine textbook.  She is also the recipient of the LSU UHM Outstanding Clinical Lecturer Award.

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Dr. Victor Tuckler is a toxicologist as well an an emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine specialist.  He is the Director of the Toxicology Section of LSU Emergency Medicine.  His expertise in gas toxicities and his great clinical acumen provide great depth to the LSU UHM Fellowship.

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ATTENDING HYPERBARIC MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

Dr. Paul K. Staab is the Co-Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine and Woundcare Department at West Jefferson Medical Center, the primary fellowship training site. Dr. Staab is also a pharmacist and expert in diabetic foot wound management. He has been the main staff physician for the Diabetic Foot Clinic and annually hosts and lectures at a regional conference on diabetes at West Jefferson Medical Center. He also directs the freestanding clinic at which he, Dr. Harch, and Dr. Van Meter have conducted hyperbaric research and a clinical hyperbaric medicine for over 20 years.

Dr. Kathleen Jones is an emergency medicine specialist, as well as a LSU UHM Fellowship trained hyperbaric medicine physician.  She provides great clinical experience for our Fellowship and is consistently ranked as one of the best clinical faculty by our Fellows.

Dr. Sean Hardy is a Hazmat and emergency medicine specialist, as well as a LSU UHM Fellowship trained hyperbaric medicine physician.  His expertise in tactical and emergency preparedness, as well as his expansive diving experience provide the LSU UHM Fellows with technical and clinical didactics that are very well recieved.  He is a past recipient of the LSU UHM Outstanding Clinical Lecturer Award in Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Marcus Clayton, an emergency medicine specialist, completed his UHM Fellowship training within our program, and serves as an Attending Hyperbaric Faciltiy for the LSU UHM Fellowship.  He is on staff at the WJ facility and his interest in both Hyperbaric Emergencies and Wound Care provide excellent education for the LSU UHM Fellows.