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Paul G. Harch, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, LSUHSC/Medical Center of Louisiana Hyperbaric Medicine Department

2021 Perdido Street
5th Floor Room 535W
New Orleans, La. 70112
Phone   504-903-3594
Fax       504-903-4569



John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research Interests

Neurological Injuries
Neurological Imaging
Traumatic Brain Injury
Diving Education
Cerebral Vascular Accidents
Hyperbaric Medicine

Selected Publications

Harch, P.G.  Department of Defense Trials for Hyperbaric Oxygen and TBI:  Issues of Study Design and Questionable Conclusions.  Undersea Hyper Med 2013;40(5):469-70.

Harch, PG, Andrews, SA, Fogarty, EF, Amen, DA, et al., 2011.  A Phase I Study of Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induced Post Concussion Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Journal of Neurotrauma, Epub ahead of print, 11/22/2011:  2012, 29(1):168-185.

Harch, Paul. The Oxygen Revolution, Hatherleigh Press, New York, 2007.

Harch, PG. Medicine That Overlooks the Evidence. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2006 Apr; 87 (4): 592-3.

Wyatt HA, Harch PG, Staab PK. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, June, 2006 (Orlando, FL).

Harch PG, Neubauer RA. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma. Chapter 18 . In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA., 2004.

Van Meter K, Weiss L, Harch PG. HBO in Emergency Medicine, Chapter 37. In Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, WA, 2004.

Van Meter K, Harch P, Gottlieb S. Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In: Jain KK, (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 2nd Revised Edition. Hogrefe a& Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 1996, pp 492-495.

Barrett DM, Harch PG, Van Meter K. Decompression Illness in Divers: A Review of the Literature. Neurologist. 2002.