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Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellows for 2016-2017!

Duke University, Durham, NC

Bo Cui, MD

Bo Cui, MD

Medical Education Saba School of Medicine

Medical Specialty – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Cui is a current undersea and hyperbaric medicine fellow at Duke University. He was born in Changchun, China. He graduated from Saba University School of Medicine in 2012 and finished physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in 2016. He is interested in wound care and the potential application of hyperbaric Oxygen in the rehabilitation of patients.

Tim Thurman, MD

Tim Thurman, MD

Medical Specialty – General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Thurman has a background significant for previous surgical training and board certification in general surgery, plastic surgery and surgery of the hand. He has also been involved in multiple humanitarian surgical missions to Central America and Africa during his tenure in both the US Air Force and private practice. He currently plans to transition from surgical practice to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and, hopefully, expand the specialty. His personal interests and activities include fly fishing, river rafting, and enjoying activities with his wife and twin daughters.

Chris Martin, MD

Chris Martin, MD

Medical Education – Upstate Medical University

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Martin recently finished residency in Syracuse, NY at Upstate Medical University in Emergency Medicine and is currently at Duke University as a fellow in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. He completed medical school at Upstate Medical University. His academic interests include: dive medicine and analog environments for human space exploration. Outside of work, Dr. Martin enjoys running, cross-country skiing and exploring the world around him.

 

Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN  

Cory Dubose, DO

Cory Dubose, DO

Medical Education – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Specialty – Family Medicine

Dr. Dubose is from Orlando, Florida. He completed his undergraduate career at The University of Florida and earned a degree in Health Science. He went on to attend The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. From there, he returned to Florida to complete his Family Medicine Residency at Broward Health Medical Center. In his free time he enjoys scuba diving and sports, especially football. He is an identical twin and hopes to open a hyperbaric practice with his brother in the future. 

Drue Orwig, DO

Drue Orwig, DO

Medical Education – Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Orwig is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended undergrad at the University of Arkansas where she was on the swim and dive team and received a BS in biology/premed. She then went to Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She did an internship at the University of Connecticut in internal medicine before completing an emergency medicine residency at Michigan State University-Spectrum Health campus in Grand Rapids MI. She has been an emergency medicine attending for the last four years with Emergency Care Specialist and has been on faculty with Michigan State University during this time. She currently is pursuing a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and plans to return to Spectrum Health Hospital system in the wound and hyperbaric program after graduation. Her hobbies include being a professional triathlete, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and cooking.

 

Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI

Kyle Dubose, DO

Kyle Dubose, DO

Medical Education – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Specialty – Family Medicine

Dr. Dubose grew up in Winter Springs, Florida. He completed his undergraduate career at The University of Florida in Gainesville. He went on to attend The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. From there, he returned to Florida to complete his Family Medicine Residency at Broward Health Medical Center.  His interests include SCUBA diving, Racquetball, Football, and movies. He hopes to practice Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, and Preventive Medicine with his brother.

 

Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA  

Greg Shamitko, MD

Greg Shamitko, MD

Medical Education – Tulane University

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Shamitko is a former marine engineer turned Emergency Physician. After graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, he sailed on ocean going merchant vessels for two years before working in the design, review, and inspection of ship construction. After deciding to pursue a career in medicine, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans and then an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He currently is a fellow in the LSU Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine program and is glad to be back in New Orleans with his wife and two kids.

Brett S. Kathmann, MD

Brett S. Kathmann, MD

Medical Education - Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Masters in Neuroscience - Tulane University

Medical Specialty - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kathmann is a local New Orleanian who completed his undergraduate, post graduate, medical school and residency training in New Orleans. He started his medical career as an Emergency Department Tech while in college. Following Katrina, he decided to remain in New Orleans in order to provide care and help rebuild his beloved city. Brett is currently an Emergency Medicine Physician enhancing his clinical skillset in the LSU Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship.

Major Joseph J. Pavelites, MD, PhD 
US Army Physician

Major Joseph J. Pavelites, MD, PhD

Medical Education - Indiana University/University of Notre Dame, PhD - SUNY at Buffalo

Medical Specialty - Aerospace Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Dr. Pavelites is a former chemistry professor and 17 year veteran of the United States Army. He began his military career as an enlisted Military Policeman (MP) before being commissioned as an officer in the MP Corps. He held positions as an MP training officer and as a research chemist prior to attending medical school at Indiana University/University of Notre Dame. Joseph is currently an Aerospace and Occupational Medicine specialist enhancing his clinical skillset in the LSU Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. He is married to Luisa and they have three children: Alisha, Joseph and Samuel.

Micah W. Siegel, MD

Micah W. Siegel, MD

Medical Education - St. George’s University

Medical Specialty - Family Medicine

Dr. Siegel was a firefighter/EMT for the U.S. Forest Service when he decided to attend medical school. He completed an internship in general surgery and then went on to serve as chief resident during his final year of family medicine residency in New York. Micah has been able to mesh his passion for both the outdoors and medicine by becoming a fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is currently continuing his training as a fellow at LSU to become an expert in Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine. Micah is also a commissioned officer of the Air Force Reserves.


SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY  

Deepali Sharma, MD

Deepali Sharma, MD

Medical Education – SUNY Upstate Medical University

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sharma is the 2016-2017 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellow at Upstate University Hospital for 2016-17. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed Emergency Medicine training at Upstate University Hospital prior to starting fellowship training. Her interest in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine was sparked during an elective as a Medical student, and sustained during residency years with research in Carbon Monoxide poisoning and HBOT in the Upstate NY region. Deepali is also interested in exploring adjunctive HBO therapy avenues.

Deepali has spent the last 20 years in New York State, and prior to entering the field of medicine had a career in technology on Wall Street after completing MS in Computer Science from Pace University in New York. She has volunteered as a board member of the St. James Mercy Foundation and NY state EMT. She plans to get PADI certification for open water diving under her belt in the coming year.

 

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)  

Jason Kelly, MD

Jason Kelly, MD

Medical Education – University of Texas Health Science Center

Medical Specialty – Family Medicine

Dr. Kelly is from La Marque, Texas. He earned his bachelor's degree in Bioengineering at Texas A&M University and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. Subsequently, he earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kelly then completed his Family Medicine Residency at St. Louis University/Scott AFB, Illinois. He has practiced medicine in the Air Force for the past 10 years as both a Family Physician and a Flight Surgeon, most recently serving as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine at Join Base San Antonio - Randolph. He will be completing a Fellowship in Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center. Outside of work Dr. Kelly spends time with his wife and three young children and his passion is working with the poor and homeless in San Antonio and in various locations throughout Central America.

 

University of California San Diego, CA  

Daniel Landry, MD

Daniel Landry, MD

Medical Education: University of Ottawa

Medical Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Landry is originally from the small town of Caraquet in New Brunswick, Canada. He studied and worked as a physical therapist before joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). After a few years of practice, he decided to embark on a new challenge and graduated from medical school and completed a residency in Family Medicine in Ottawa, Canada. He then started his medical practice in the Canadian Forces in 2012.

He completed the Flight Surgeon and Advanced Dive Medical Officer courses offered by the Canadian Forces School of Operational Medicine in Toronto, ON and developed a passion for dive and hyperbaric medicine. Also completing the CAF Submarine Medicine curriculum in Halifax, NS, Canada in 2015, he sailed as Medical Officer onboard a Canadian vessel for a Joined Operation in the Pacific and participated in various military exercises in Canada and the US.

CAPT Landry left the position of Base Surgeon (senior medical authority) at 42 Health Svc Center - CFB Gagetown, to complete a fellowship in hyperbaric and dive medicine at UCDS and a master’s degree in public health. Outside interest include mountain biking, paragliding and astronomy.

Daniel Popa, MD

Daniel Popa, MD

Medical Education - UCSD, University of California, San Diego (PhD in Biomedical Sciences)

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Dan Popa originally is from Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA in physiology and in history. There, he began research in the field of robotic training of spinal cord pattern generators. While at UCLA, he also channeled his love for the outdoors and worked as a wilderness guide in backpacking, climbing, and canoeing. He moved to San Diego after finishing at UCLA and continued his education in both graduate and medical school at UCSD where his PhD thesis focused on neurophysiologic signaling pathways of the hypoxic ventilatory response. He continued his medical training with a residency in emergency medicine at UCSD. During his residency, he began research work investigating the diving behavior and hyperbaric treatments of artisanal diving fishermen in Yucatan, Mexico and has presented his work at regional and national conferences. He plans to continue this research work while in fellowship in Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine also at UCSD. Other academic interests include wilderness and mountain medicine, high altitude physiology, exercise physiology, and resuscitation. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities especially rock climbing, SCUBA diving, surfing, and running as well as photography and gardening.

Amanda Apicella, MD

Amanda Apicella, MD

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (formerly the Medical College of Virginia)

Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Amanda Apicella was born in Tucson, Arizona and completed her undergraduate studies at UCSD where she had the honor of being chosen as the student Commencement speaker. She then moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend medical school. After she fell in love with both the Virginia countryside and the man who later became her husband, she chose to stay there for residency training in internal medicine and emergency medicine. After completing her emergency medicine residency, she sought out a position to primarily care for our nation’s veterans as an emergency physician at the Hunter Holmes Mcguire VA Medical Center in Richmond.

An avid water enthusiast and supporter of marine conservation efforts, she was naturally drawn to do a fellowship in hyperbaric and undersea medicine because it allows her to blend her passion for medicine with her love of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit it (including SCUBA divers). Her academic interests include marine envenomations and diving injuries, as well as promotion of general health and risk-awareness education in all kinds of divers. She has also become interested in other aspects of hyperbarics including its role in multidisciplinary limb preservation programs. Her favorite outside activities are those that involve traveling to warm, sunny places to snorkel and dive, as well as reading and re-reading Harry Potter and Clive Cussler books. Other interests include gardening, Virginia wines, hanging out with her dogs, and being a foster mom for animal rescue groups. 

 

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 

Mark Binkley, MD  

Mark Binkley, MD

Medical Education – Jefferson Medical College

Medical Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Binkley grew up in central Pennsylvania. He went to Franklin & Marshall College, where he majored in Biology and then went on to Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training in EM at York Hospital. Mark worked in a rural Emergency Department in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the last 4 years before deciding to do a fellowship in Hyperbarics and Undersea Medicine here at Penn. In his spare time Mark enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife Laura and son, Luke, golfing, and restoring antique cars.

 

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