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Phoebe Wound Care Physician Honored

Albany, Ga. – Thomas M. Bozzuto, DO was awarded the Paul James Sheffield Award at the Gulf Coast Chapter – Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in New Orleans over the weekend. The award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of Dr. Sheffield, a scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM).

Dr. Bozzuto is the Medical Director of Phoebe Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a founding fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and a certified wound specialist physician.

Dr. Bozzuto was nominated for the Paul James Sheffield Award by Dr. Sheffield himself. “Dr. Bozzuto is a superb educator and international speaker in diving medicine, hyperbaric medicine and would care courses,” Sheffield wrote in his nomination letter. “He is highly respected within the medical community and our professional society. His significant contributions to science and education in undersea and hyperbaric medicine make him an excellent choice for the Sheffield Education Award.”

“Dr. Sheffield and I have known each other for more than 30 years and were both in the Air Force,” Dr. Bozzuto said. “We have often asked ourselves at various courses that we have taught, how we could be so lucky to be doing something we like so much. I was honored to receive the nomination from him and was even more pleased to receive the award.”

Dr. Bozzuto helped create and instruct highly-regarded UHM board certification review courses and has authored numerous published pieces on emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine and wound care. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He is a SCUBA diver, a private pilot and an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

Phoebe Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is one of the busiest wound centers in the southeast and features the only multi-place hyperbaric chamber between Atlanta and Orlando. It can seat up to 12 people and is most commonly used to help heal hard-to-treat wounds and tissue infections.