Keith Van Meter, M.D.

Current CV

Chief, Section of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine

1816 Industrial Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058 
504.366.7638  Phone
504.366.1029  FAX


B.A. - 1967
Miami University, Oxford, OH

MD - 1973
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Selected Publications

Van Meter, K.W., Sheps, S., Friedt, F., Moises, J., Barratt, D., Murphy-Lavoie, H., Harch, P.G., Bazan, N.G: Hyperbaric oxygen improves spontaneous circulation after prolonged, normothermic porcine cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitation 2008;78(2):200-214.

Harch, P.G., Kriedt, C., Van Meter, K.W., Sutherland, R.J: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves spatial learning and memory in a rat model of chronic traumatic brain injury. Brain Research 2007;1174:120-129.

Murphy-Lavoie, H., Van Meter, K.W: Diabetic Foot Ulcers. In: Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis and Management. 1st Edition, Slaven, E., Stone, S., Lopez, F. McGraw-Hill, 2007.


Van Meter, K.W., LeGros, T.L., Wilson, J., Wilson, T.A., Chamberlain, B: Correlation of capnometric measurements in normobaric and hyperbaric setting during inhalation of air or oxygen with transcutaneous carbon monoxide and oxygen levels. UHM 2006.


Van Meter, K.W: A systemic review of the application of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of severe blood loss anemia: an evidence-based approach. UHM 2005;32(1):61-83.


Murphy-Lavoie, H., Harch, P., Van Meter, K.W: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sub-Acute Global Cerebral Ischemia Post-Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, June 2005.


Levy, S., Van Meter, K.W., Murphy-Lavoie, H., LeGros, T.L., Harch, P:  Pneumomediastinum and Decompression Illness in a Commercial Diver. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine Research Forum, February 2005.


Madatic, T., Barratt, D., Murphy-Lavoie, H., LeGros, T.L., Harch, P., Van Meter, K.W: Occult Neurological Injury in a Professional Commercial Diver: The Difficulty in Diagnosing and Treating Type II Decompression Sickness of the Spinal Cord. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2005).


Moises, J., Amessoudji, A.W., Musto, B., Ramirez, J., Rodriguez de Turco, E.B., Van Meter, K.W., Bazan, N.G: Docosahexaenoic acid complexed to human albumin reduces rat brain edema triggered by traumatic brain injury. Ann Emerg Med 2005;46(3).


Van Meter, K.W., Weiss, L., Harch, P.G: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in emergency medicine. In: Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine (Jain KK, ed) 4th Edition, 2004. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Cambridge, MA 421-449.


Van Meter, K.W: Carbon Monoxid Poisoning. In: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide (Tintinalli, J., ed). 5th Edition, 2000. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 1302-1306.