Emergency Medicine

Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric Medicine at Penn

With one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, Penn Medicine is a leader in advancing hyperbaric oxygen therapy research and treatment.

With 35 years of research-based experience, our hyperbaric medicine clinical team has the knowledge and expertise to treat the full spectrum of emergency conditions and chronic illnesses.

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John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Attention Medical Residents:
Introducing the University of Pennsylvania Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. For more information, please contact Kevin Hardy, MD (kevin.hardy@uphs.upenn.edu)

inside the hyperbaric chamber

History of Hyperbaric Medicine at Penn

The Hyperbaric Medicine division, once part of Penn’s Institute for Environmental Medicine, was established in 1968 by Christian J. Lambertsen, one of the primary inventors of SCUBA and the "Father of the US Navy Frogmen". This collaborative effort between the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Perelman School of Medicine provides patients access to one of the most comprehensive hyperbaric oxygen therapy programs in the country.