Professor named president of medical society

September 14, 2012 | News, UToday
By Samantha Watson


Dr. John Feldmeier, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation and Oncology at The University of Toledo Medical Center, became president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society this summer.

“I am terribly proud to ascend to this office,” Feldmeier said in an article for Pressure, the society’s newsletter. “I follow a long line of very talented and capable former presidents who went before me. These are big shoes to fill.”

Feldmeier was introduced as president of the society at its annual meeting in June in Phoenix. He was president-elect for two years, and will be president for two years.

He also was inducted as one of the very first Fellows of the society — a class of nearly 30 members.

Feldmeier has been a part of the society for more than three decades and has been a member at large on the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society National Board of Directors, as well as a former chair of its Hyperbaric Medicine Therapy Committee and current chair of its Research Committee. He has received the Paul Bert and Stover Link awards from the national Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and the Edgar End Award from the society’s Gulf Coast chapter.

He also is the former associate editor of the Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine, has written a book, several chapters of books, and more than 40 peer-reviewed articles.

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is an international nonprofit professional society with more than 2,400 members from more than 50 different countries. It is the premier professional organization representing physicians and scientists involved with diving and clinical hyperbaric medicine.

Feldmeier will give the opening remarks and an additional talk at a conference on hyperbaric medicine in Israel in November.

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