Where Wound Healing Begins.
The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine was founded to support the clinical applications of therapeutic oxygen in the care and treatment of patients with special focus on those patients with non-healing wounds. The ACHM presents yearly awards to select members of the College recognized for their significant contributions to the specialty of hyperbaric medicine.
The Eric P. Kindwall Award of Excellence in Clinical
The Kindwall Award is given in recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a career-long commitment to hyperbaric medicine through excellence in education, application of therapy, research, forward-thinking, and leadership.
2011 Robert Bartlett, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA
2012 Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS
2013 Caroline Fife, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA
2014 Thomas Serena, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA
2015 William Zamboni, MD, FACHM
2015 Keith Van Meter, MD, FACEP, FACHM
2017 Helen Gelly, MD
E. George Wolf, MD, Col (ret) USAF, FUHM
The Ken Locklear Visionary Award
The Visionary Award is presented by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine to an individual that has distinguished themselves by exhibiting dedication and passion to the field of hyperbaric medicine. In 2012 the Visionary Award was posthumously presented to Ken Locklear. Ken was an educator, an innovator, a leader, an entrepreneur and a true visionary in the field of hyperbaric medicine. Thus this award bears his name.
2012 Kenneth Locklear, CHWS
2013 Kevan Corsan, CHWS
2014 Edgar Otto
2015 Ted Gurnee
2017 Allene Creacy
2018 Stephen R. Thom, MD, PhD
The Sharon Baranoski Founder’s Award-given annually at the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care-honors overall pursuit of excellence in the field of skin and wound care. The award in honor of Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWOCN, founder and symposium director, is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M Health Care.
2015 Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN
Rita Frantz, PhD, RN, FAAN
PhD, RN, CWCN
Luther Kloth, MS, PT, CWS