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Hyperbaric Medicine Current Fellows and Alumni

Current Fellows


  • Ian Kirby, MD

    Ian Kirby, MD

    Medical School: University British Columbia
    Residency: McGill University

    Bio: coming soon! 

  • Craig Kutz, MD, PhD

    Craig Kutz, MD, PhD

    Undergraduate: Minnesota State University - Moorhead
    Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
    Graduate: Medical University of South Carolina
    Residency: UCSD


    Dr. Craig Kutz grew up a dairy farmer in Sheboygan, Wisconsin before playing collegiate football at MSUM. He completed physician-scientist MD/PhD training with focus in medicinal chemistry and cardiovascular physiology in Charleston, SC. Craig finished residency in Emergency Medicine at UC-San Diego Health where he simultaneously worked as an operational flight physician with local helicopter EMS. During residency, he received recognition by medical students for outstanding bedside teaching. Additionally, he achieved special distinction as a Fellow in Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) and certification in mountain rescue through Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). Craig became interested in diving medicine while working as an AAUS-certified scientific diver for the South Carolina Aquarium and strives for subspecialization in multiple areas of extreme/austere environments including undersea, high altitude, and space medicine. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, mountain/outdoor exploration and camping, recreational sports, riding his motorcycle, and is a general aviation pilot.

  • Evan Laveman, MD

    Evan Laveman, MD

    Undergraduate: UCLA
    Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine
    Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center


    Evan Laveman is from Southern California, where he was a beach lifeguard and EMT prior to moving to Los Angeles to complete his undergraduate and medical education at UCLA, and then his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. He was one of the chief residents during the first year of the COVID pandemic. His past academic interests and contributions have been geared towards point of care ultrasound research and education, social medicine, event medicine, EMS, and care in austere environments. In his free time he enjoys surfing, backpacking, paddleboarding, and meteorology. 

Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Alumni

Fellowship Alumni Years Where are they now
Paolina Pantcheva 2020-2021
Tiffany Castellano 2020-2021 UCSD Faculty
Kirsten Hornbeak 2019-2020 Scripps Encinitas, CA
Mahmoud Sabha 2019-2020 Integra Hospital Plano, TX
Leo Tanaka 2019-2020 UCSD Faculty
Damien Williams 2019-2020 Active military
Nicole Agostinelli 2018-2019
Brenna Derksen 2018-2019 UCSD Faculty
Neil Donner 2018-2019
Kaighley Brett 2017-2018 Canadian Armed Forces
Aaron Heerboth 2017-2018 UCSD Faculty
Elizabeth Owen 2017-2018 Kaiser San Diego
Amanda Apicella 2016-2017 VA San Diego
Daniel Popa 2016-2017 UCSD Faculty
Daniel Landry 2016-2017 Canadian Armed Forces
Anthony Bielawski 2015-2016 Undersea Medical Officer, US Navy
Derek Covington 2015-2016 UF Gainesville
Charlotte Sadler 2014-2015 UCSD Faculty
Thomas Robinson 2014-2015 Undersea Medical Officer, US Navy
Gina Virgilio 2014-2015 Undersea Medical Officer, US Navy
Manish Mehta 2013-2014
Sandra Hayes 2013-2014 UCSD Faculty
Davut Savaser 2012-2013 Legacy Health, Portland, OR
Jose Evangelista 2012-2013 Henry Ford Hospital
Lucie Gijzen 2011-2012 Department of National Defense
Sam Gerson 2011-2012 Fort Myers
Roxanna Sadri 2010-2011 New Zealand
Kim Bushman 2009-2010 Canadian Navy
Eric Huyn   2009-2010 
Samuel Miller 2008-2009 Marian Medical Center
Damon Carbanara 2006-2007 Kaiser Sacramento
Francis Cummins 2006-2007 Healogics, Inc.
Nicholas Bird 2005-2006 Duke University
Anthony Medak 2005-2006 UCSD Faculty
Emi Latham 2004-2005 UCSD Faculty
Pete Witucki 2003-2004 UCSD Faculty
Bradley Bailey 2003-2004 Healogics,Inc.
Ian Grover 2002-2003 UCSD Faculty
Peter Ro 2001-2002 Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
Marc Hare 2000-2001 Paradise Valley Hospital
Stuart Miller 1999-2000 Longbeach Memorial Care Health System
Brian Snyder 1998-1999 UCSD Faculty