- About Us
Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine
The OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine is dedicated to providing education, research and medical consultation to facilitate human activity in the full spectrum of altered ambient pressure environments. We have the capability to replicate the low-pressure aerospace environments to the high-pressure deep sea and deep earth environments. Our staff has more than 100 years of military/academic experience.
Aviation Alliance Building
801 E. 91st Street, A155-Riverside
Tulsa, OK 74132
OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine operates a hyperbaric chamber.
Chamber and Facility Information
- Hyperbaric chamber manufactured by Gulf Coast Hyperbarics
- A roomy 12 person, state-of-the-art multi-place chamber
- Equipped with a patient entertainment system
- Operated by UHMS certified hyperbaric technicians, who accompany patients during treatments
The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation is studying a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocol in volunteers who have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and TBI/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a multicenter clinical trial using an observational study design. OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine is a leading site in this research project.
The OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine operates two hypobaric chambers - one for research and one for pilot training.
Research Chamber Information
- 100,000 foot maximum sustainable altitude
- 1,280 cubic foot main chamber
- 420 cubic foot outer chamber
- Configurable to most needs
- Usable in Human Research or Equipment Testing
Training Chamber Information
From classes for the novice to training customized for corporate or commercial flight crews, each aviation physiology course begins in the classroom and offers a supervised altitude chamber experience. These sessions meet FAA requirements and are designed to teach the aircrew about the physiological challenges associated with flight.
- 16 person main chamber for Hypoxia and Night Vision experience
- 6 person outer chamber for rapid decompression experience
- MBU 5 or MBU 12 positive pressure oxygen masks
- CRU-73/A Low Pressure Panel Mounted regulators
The OSU Aviation Clinic provides Class I-Ill and student medical exams. To make an appointment, call 918-299-1045.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to Noon
OSU Physicians Clinics - Houston Center,
717 S. Houston Ave., Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74127
Training and Research Areas
- Aviation Physiology
- Aerospace Medical Research
- Hyperbaric Physiology
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Training
- Boeing Aircraft (7E7 Dreamliner)
- OSU Wing Project (DARPA)
Paul B. Rock, D.O., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Rock has served more than 20 years as an internist and flight surgeon in the U.S. Army, and more than 20 years experience researching the medical effect of high altitude exposure. Dr. Rock has published more than 100 articles in scientific and medical research journals.