Dr. Eugene Worth is a retired Medical Director for Hyperbaric Medicine. He was most recently at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. Dr Worth received his A.B. and MD degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, in Columbia Missouri. He then completed an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital and Clinics. He is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and has served in private and academic practices. His subspecialty area was cardiac and major vascular anesthesia including heart transplantation. He has practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine since 2002 and is subspecialty board-certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He retired from daily practice on July 1, 2017 after 38 years as a physician. He is currently a private consultant and owner of Worth Hyperbaric Consulting, LLC. He and his lovely wife live in Kearney, Missouri.
Dr. Worth completed a 3-year NIH-sponsored medical informatics fellowship (1994 – 1997) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His Masters Degree is in Education, with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction and educational technology. His research involved using electronic mail discussion groups as “virtual colleagues,” enhancing information transfer to clinical practice by asymmetric communication.
Dr. Worth has practiced undersea and hyperbaric medicine since 2002. In April, 2006, he became the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah. In 2013, he was named the medical director at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He was an adjunct assistant professor for the Duke University Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine program since 2013.
Dr. Worth is a long-time member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He has served on the Education and Safety Committees. He is a physician surveyor for the UHMS Accreditation Team.
He is a recreational diver (PADI Advanced Open Water) and a NOAA Diving Medical Officer. He has 30+ scientific publications, including two book chapters. He has given numerous presentations in anesthesiology, medical informatics, hyperbaric medicine and diving medicine.
Dr. Worth is the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. In 2017, he received the founding “Circle of Excellence Award” from the Baromedical Nurses Association. This award recognizes mentoring and support of hyperbaric nurses worldwide. He is a reviewer for the journal, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
FABA = Fellow of the American Board of Anesthesiology
ABPM/UHM = Sub-specialty certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association