American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM)

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) was formed by a group of physicians practicing the developing specialty of hyperbaric medicine who noticed the need for a national professional organization dedicated to serving as a medical specialty society. The ACHM works to develop an image of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical specialty, often requiring full time practice.

 Organization Type

Professional Society
Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt 501(c)(6) Corporation Members: 300+ medical professionals

Roles and Purposes

Quality assurance and improvement in the practice of hyperbaric medicine is an integral part of the mission of the ACHM. ACHM's officers and members have set basic training and practice standards for hyperbaric physicians, nurses and technicians. These standards have been adopted by numerous hyperbaric facilities, and by third party payers. The ACHM hopes to build upon the work of its members to improve the quality and practice of hyperbaric medicine.


Membership to the ACHM is open to any member of the medical community “specializing in wound care or hyperbaric medicine in the United States”.

 Professional Certification

The American College of Medicine endorses the American Board of Wound Healing, which offers the following certification examinations:

  • Physician Certification in Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Physician Certification in Wound Care
  • Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist Examination (CHWS)

 Continuing Medical Education Online Training

In partnership with WebCME, the ACHM offers several online training options:

Hyperbaric Medicine, Principals and Practice
is a comprehensive certification course for physicians, nurses, and technicians that provides the essential training needed to begin working within your hospital's Hyperbaric Department. Hyperbaric Medicine: Principles and Practice has provided introductory hyperbaric training to hundreds of clinicians. The feedback from the students has been exceptional, and most have reported that this course has provided an excellent educational experience and a solid foundation for the practice of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Wound Care Boot Camp
is intended to provide a strong foundation in the basic tenets of wound care, including physiology, assessment and classification. An introduction to the etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms of the major wound care types is provided. While the content of this course is focused at an introductory level and designed for novice wound care providers, it is also an excellent review for the experienced wound care professionals.


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 3265
West Allis, WI 53214

 Phone Numbers


(414) 269-5340



 Key Personnel

Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda

Dr. Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS
Vice President

Ms. Angela Kujath
Executive Director


Events List on the ACHM website.

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