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hyperbaric medicine

Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center is equipped with three state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers used to treat a variety of problems medically shown to respond positively to hyperbaric oxygen exposure. 

Created in 1995 with more than $1 million pledged by retired Boston businessman and noted philanthropist Norman Knight, the Center was Massachusetts’ first hyperbaric treatment facility. It has since drawn patients and physicians from across the nation and the world seeking help from this very specialized form of medical therapy.

Hyperbaric therapy is often associated with treating people rescued from burning buildings for smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. It was Mr. Knight’s continued dedication to the Fire-Rescue and EMS communities that initially inspired him to make hyperbaric medicine a reality at Mass. Eye and Ear.


Referrals and/or Emergencies:  617-573-4411, 24 hours a day.
Patient Referrals Only: 617-573-3793, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Medical Staff

Daniel G. Deschler, M.D., FACS, Director

  • Professor, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Head and Neck Oncology Service
  • Clinical and research interests include head and neck cancer surgery, salivary gland surgery, advanced head and neck reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction, voice after laryngeal cancer surgery, microvascular thrombosis and hyperbaric medicine

Jean Bruch, DMD, M.D., Associate Director

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, General Otolaryngology, Laryngology, and Thyroid and Parathyroid Services
  • Clinical and research interests include oral surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, general otolaryngology, and hyperbaric medicine.

Artem Grush, M.D., MBA

  • Anesthesiology

Mildred Doten, R.N., Clinical Resource Nurse/Charge Nurse
Sandy Pizziserri, R.N.
Saida Shkliew, R.N.
Aurora Hinchey, R.N.
Joanne Hernandez, R.N.

Referral Coordinator
Nilea Silva