HMS’s Paul Cianci, M.D. F.A.C.P. F.U.H.M. and Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis was recently presented the Albert R. Behnke Award for his significant contributions to the field of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. This honor is the highest award in the field worldwide. He was previously received the Spencer and Boerma awards for scientific and clinical contributions to the field. Dr. Cianci received his undergraduate degree at Springfield College, his medical degree at New Jersey College of Medicine (now Rutgers), and his internship and residency at Oakland Naval Hospital. He served eight years on active duty in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict providing care for sick and wounded Marines and later as a Reserve officer, as Western U.S. Diving Medical Officer for all diving units west of the Mississippi. His significant contributions have contributed to the health, safety and well- being of Naval divers including development of an emergency dive procedure procedures for the onsite treatment and evacuation of Navy divers suffering from Decompression Sickness in remote sites. He additionally developed an ‘off the shelf system’ for delivery of on-site treatment with oxygen. Both of these were later was promulgated to the entire Fleet. He served as President of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, consultant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force, the Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of California. He has lectured in North America, Central America, The Caribbean, Europe, The Middle East and Asia. Dr. Cianci remains active in the field of Diving and Hyperbaric medicine working at Hyperbaric Medical Services.
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