Jefferson C. Davis Memorial Keynote

GUEST SPEAKER: John Feldmeier, DO

LECTURE TITLE: Historical perspective: Safety development
Sunday, June 18: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

About the Lecture:  


About the Speaker: John Feldmeier, DO
Feldmeier crop 53393aa6Dr. Feldmeier received his D.O. degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 with USAF sponsorship and completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1985. He received a fellowship certificate from the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was a staff physician there from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Feldmeier was simultaneously the Chief of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio before separating from the USAF in 1985. Dr. Feldmeier has served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI and the Chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toledo Medical Center from which he retired in 2013 with the award of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Feldmeier has authored numerous publications in both radiation oncology and hyperbaric medicine. He has been the editor of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report. He served as review editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Past- President of the UHMS. He currently co-chairs the UHMS Research Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology.   He is a medical consultant to International ATMO. He is the only physician in the U.S. board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. 

About Dr. Davis:

JeffersonDavis Dr. Jefferson C. Davis devoted his entire adult life serving the diving, aerospace and hyperbaric communities.  Through his clinical practice, educational activities, and publications, he inspired several generations of clinicians to provide quality medical service for divers, aviators, and hyperbaric medicine & wound care patients.  

Dr. Davis was born December 7, 1932, and raised in Neosho, Missouri.  After receiving his MD at the University of Missouri in 1958, he joined the US Air Force Medical Corps to become a flight surgeon.  He received his MPH from the University of California at Berkeley and was board certified in Aerospace Medicine.  He studied diving medicine at the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Washington DC.  In 1965, Dr. Davis and his colleagues created the first US Air Force course in Hyperbaric Medicine.  He founded “LEOFAST,” the US Air Force predecessor of Divers Alert Network.  In 1974 he founded and became the first Director of the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Brooks Air Force Base Texas, which now bears his name.  He created the Davis Protocol in the application of Hyperbaric Medicine for wound healing enhancement.  He became Medical Director for Medical Seminars’ Medicine of Diving Program in which physicians from all medical specialties could learn to treat injured divers and to serve as consults to their local diving communities.  In 1979, after 20 years of service Dr. Davis retired from the US Air Force as a Chief Flight Surgeon in the grade of Colonel.  Dr. Davis became founding member and president of International ATMO, Inc. the first know contract provider of wound care and hyperbaric medicine services.   He set up a successful practice at two San Antonio hospitals.

His compassion for his patient’s well-being was legendary and he contributed much to the diving, aerospace and hyperbaric medicine communities.

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