NASA taps Regional One doc to improve space travel safety for astronauts

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 02, 2024 4:00 AM CT | Published: June 02, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Dr. Tony Alleman, a hyperbaric medicine expert from Regional One Health, has been tapped by NASA to join a team of doctors working to make space travel safer for astronauts. 

The team’s first meeting is Tuesday, June 4, at Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, where they’ll examine research and clinical data on decompression sickness in astronauts. 

The only known cure for decompression sickness is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and Alleman is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field.

As medical director for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Regional One Health’s Wound Care Center at 890 Madison Ave., Alleman helps patients overcome wounds that have failed to respond to previous medical treatment. 


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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