ACHM concurs with and supports the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) in its position regarding COVID-19. Full statement from UHMS available here.

Watch a recording of ACHM's webinar, "COVID-19 & HBO: What We Know and What We Don't 


Where Wound Healing Begins.

Speakers & Sessions

Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHAis the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio since past 17 years; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of Wound Healing Center at Northeast Baptist Hospital; Co-Medical Director of Mission Trail Baptist Wound Healing Center in San Antonio, Texas; current President of American College of Hyperbaric Medicine; current Board of Trustees Member of Texas Medical Association. Learn more about Dr. Shah.

Julio R. Garcia, BSN, ACHRN, FAPWCA started his career in medicine in 1984 as a 91B US Army Combat Medical Specialist. After six years of service in the US Army, he began his initial training in wound care at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. After his service in the war, Mr. Garcia completed his bachelor in science in nursing from the University of Mobile.  He furthered his training by specializing in Critical Care (Open Heart Recovery/SICU) Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  In 1996, he began his full-time career in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Learn more about Julio R. Garcia, BSN, ACHRN, FAPWCA.

Dr. Johnson-Arbor is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She finished her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut. She practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine in Hartford, Connecticut from 2006-2015 prior to relocating to the Washington, DC area. Currently, Dr. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of hyperbaric medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is also the co-medical director of National Capital Poison Center.  Learn more about Dr. Johnson-Arbor.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
9:20 - 9:30 AM  
How to Develop Bloodless Medicine Program in Your Hospital (HBO for Severe Anemia)

11:30 - 11:45 AM
Updates in HBO Therapy for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM 
Updates in HBO Therapy for Compromised Flap/Grafts

The ACHM is a professional society dedicated to appropriate utilization, standards of care, education, training, certification, and recognition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical specialty.

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine was founded in 1983 in support of clinicians practicing hyperbaric medicine who recognized the importance of therapeutic oxygen in clinical applications, especially wound management.



The ACHM has worked to develop an image of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical specialty, often requiring full time practice.

The ACHM has served as a primary educational resource for providers practicing hyperbaric and wound medicine and has established training criteria and certification pathways for clinicians.


We are pleased to offer many HBOT educational opportunities. These courses have been approved by our Education Committee using our ACHM Education Approval Process.

ACHM Members receive a discount on all courses we have endorsed, which all offer CME/CEU credit. A pathway to certification is also available.


Membership to the ACHM is for those in the medical community specializing in wound care or hyperbaric medicine in the United States.

The ACHM strives to build upon the work of its members to improve the quality, practice, and expand the scope of hyperbaric medicine. We are proud to provide an international support network hyperbaric community.




  • Discounts on conferences, videos, and educational materials

  • Access to the Members Only portion of the website which includes a forum and career listings

  • Free yearly mailing of WoundSource magazine

  • Subscription to "Oxygen Observer," the monthly ACHM newsletter bringing you hyperbaric news and industry updates

Videos from ACHM's hyperbaric medicine sessions are now on view at our VuMedi channel. We are honored to present our content on this excellent platform dedicated to physician education.

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