Dick Clarke, CHT
National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology
9 Medical Park, Suite 330
Columbia, SC 29203
Ph: (803) 434-7101
Fax: (866) 451-7231
Dick assumed the position of president in January, 2009, having previously held this position from 1989-1995. Dick’s background includes service in the British Navy, diving instructor and underwater photographer at the International Underwater Explorers Society and assistant director of the seabed living program ‘Hydrolab’. In 1976, Dick was instrumental in the development of the diver medic program at the Commercial Diving Center, while employed as a saturation diving superintendent with Oceaneering International. Dick taught the diving medicine section from 1976 - 1983 and helped establish the National Association of Diver Medic Technicians, the fore runner of the NBDHMT. He wrote the Board’s first CHT exam. Over the past two decades Dick remains involved in all aspects of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, technology, education and research. His organization has trained over 6,000 healthcare professionals and he has served as a faculty member for the annual NOAA-UHMS Diving Medical Officer Training Course for the past 25 years. Dick has been active within the UHMS, chairing numerous committees and was the UHMS Associates first elected chairman. He heads a research foundation dedicated to the scientific advancement of hyperbaric medicine, and has developed an international consortium that undertakes wide-ranging controlled clinical trials.
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Updated May 16, 2017