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ACHM Awards

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 Hyperbaric Medicine

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.

Prior Recipients:

    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

    2018 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.

Prior Recipients:

    2012 Kenneth Locklear, CHWS

    2013 Kevan Corsan, CHWS

    2014 Edgar Otto

    2015 Ted Gurnee

    2017 Allene Creacy

    2018 Stephen R. Thom, MD, PhD

Founders Award


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.

Prior Recipients:

    2015 Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS

    Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN

    Rita Frantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN

    Luther Kloth, MS, PT, CWS

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