Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center
The Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center is equipped with three specially outfitted hyperbaric chambers used to treat a variety of problems that respond positively to prolonged exposure to oxygen.
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 firefighters for smoke inhalation. It was Mr. Knight’s continued dedication to the fire and rescue community that initially inspired him to make hyperbaric medicine a reality at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Daniel G. Deschler, M.D., F.A.C.S, Director
- Professor, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Head & Neck Surgical 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, D.M.D., 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.
- Instructor, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Otology Service
- Clinical and research interests include hearing loss, cochlear implants, and cholesteatoma.
Mildred Doten, R.N., Clinical Resource Nurse/Charge Nurse
Saida Shkliew, R.N.
Aurora Hinchey, R.N.
Joanne Hernandez, R.N.
Page updated 10/31/12