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CV for Allen M. Dekelboum, M. D.
Consultant in ENT
Scubadoc's Diving Medicine 

DOB: May 21, 1930, South Bend, Indiana
Family: Married, 1955 to present, Joan Mitchell
Children:Lisa Nelson, Sharon Dekelboum,Tracy Dekelboum

Primary and Secondary Education - San Francisco public schools
A.B. - University of California, Berkeley, - 1956
M.D. - University of Chicago - 1960

Internship - Surgery - University of California, San Francisco- 1960-1961

Residency - Surgery - Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center,
San Francisco - 1961-1962

Residency - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery University
of California, San Francisco - 1962-1965

License: Licensed in California by examination, 1961 A-19876
Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - 1965

Military Service: U. S. Navy 1951-1955

Professional Societies
Retired member, San Francisco and California Medical Societies
Retired fellow - American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Retired fellow - American College of Surgeons
Member - Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society
Member - South Pacific Undersea Medical Society

Professional Activities:
Private practice - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, 1965 to 1997.
Retired 5/1/97
Retired Staff - California Pacific Medical Center UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital

Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Zion Hospital 1970 - 1976

Secretary-Treasurer, Medical Staff, Children’s Hospital - 1980-1984

Consultant, Head & Neck Surgery, West Coast Cancer Foundation 1971-1980; Saroni Tumor Institute, 1965-1998

Academic Activities:
Clinical Professor Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco. Have supervised numerous residents at SFGH, SFVAH, UCSF, Children’s Hospital and Mount Zion Hospital since 1965.

Frequent speaker Department of Otolaryngology, University
of California, San Francisco - Diving Medicine, Otolaryngologic Pathology.

Speaker, Diving Medicine, Annual Course in Occupational Medicine,
University of California, 1989 to present.


Dekelboum, A. M.; Papillomas of the Larynx, Arch Otol, 1965.

Dekelboum, A. M.; Hazardous Marine Life, Sources, 1990.

Dekelboum, A. M.; Idiopathic Sensori-neural Hearing Loss and HBO, Pressure, May-June, 1998.

Numerous syllabus articles, all aspects of diving medicine, HUB-CME.

Addendum to CV
Allen M. Dekelboum, M. D. - Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine
Certified Open Water Scuba Diver - 1980.
Averaged 100 dives per year subsequently
Certified Open Water Instructor - NAUI - 1982. Continues to actively teach scuba diving.
Instructor Trainer, NAUI - 1998. Nitrox instructor,
NAUI, TDI, 1998.Atlantis& re-breather instructor - TDI, 1999.

Graduate, IXth course in diving medicine, UHMS/NOAA - 1983.
Have been course lecturer in otolaryngologic aspects of diving medicine since 1988.

Lecturer, all aspects of diving medicine, HUB-CME, 1983-present

Moderator, Section on Barotrauma, International meeting of European Undersea Baro-trauma Society - UHMS, Amsterdam - 1990.

Speaker and member of panel, Fitness to Dive - Otolaryngology, Pre-course, UHMS, Halifax, Nova Scotia - 1983

Member, Diving Control Board, California Academy of Sciences,
San Francisco, 1985 to present

Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology. Have been actively working in that department since 1998.  

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