Hyperbaric Medical Team
Alan Katz, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, UHM/ABEM
Dr. Alan Katz is double board certified in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, one of only a few in the U.S. with that distinction. Dr. Katz directs clinical operations, as well as education and research initiatives for HMS, particularly in exploring the use of HBOT in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, Lyme disease, and other inflammatory processes. In practice in New York for over 27 years and a leader in the field of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Katz is a Site Director….
Henry Prince, MD, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Henry Prince has led Hyperbaric Medical Solutions since its inception in 2011, forging important clinical relationships in the medical community and pioneering the practice’s effort to help patients experience optimal health using the incredible healing properties of HBOT. He has been practicing medicine on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area for over 30 years with extensive experience in the areas of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as HBOT. After graduating cum laude from Downstate Medical School, with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction, Dr. Prince completed his residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and accredited in HBOT. Dr. Prince is the President and Founder of Women’s Health Professionals, a large women’s health practice, a Mount Sinai affiliated physician, and an active member in both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Scott Sherr, MD
Director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Health Optimization
Dr. Sherr is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician with additional certification in Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in History and BS in Psychobiology. He then attended University of Maryland Medical School and Residency Program where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the former with Alpha Omega Alpha Distinction…
Jodi Velocci, RPA-C
Lead Physician Assistant
Jodi Velocci is our Lead Physician Assistant. She comes from a background of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, and 15 years in Internal Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from the St. John’s University Physician Assistant Program in 1988. Jodi became certified in hyperbaric oxygen treatment in May 2015 while looking to be more integrative in her approach to healthcare. The most rewarding part of working in hyperbaric medicine at HMS, is that she is able to provide care to patients like she would her loved ones: with focus, dignity, and compassion.
Randy Parr, RPA
Randy has been a Physician Assistant for 28 years after graduating from Stony Brook University‘s Physician Assistant program. She went on to be a professor in that same program where, among other things, she taught alternative medicine lectures for the Oncology section. As a former Marine, Randy is a natural leader. She was the first Physician Assistant in New York to be granted unassisted vaginal delivery privileges and the first physician assistant intensivist at Stony Brook University Hospital, where she spent ten years in the Cardio-thoracic ICU. Randy is passionate, thorough, and caring and has taken a pivotal lead in the Veterans Program at HMS, leading outreach to the veteran community about the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Mary Stratos, RPA
Mary Stratos is a Physician Assistant with her Master’s Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has a background in Internal and Functional Medicine and is passionate about combining conventional and integrative care in order to optimize patient outcomes. She became certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in 2016 as a way to incorporate the many healing powers of oxygen into her medical practice. She is also actively completing her certification in Functional Medicine through the Cleveland Clinic. Outside of work, you can find her scouting new restaurants, reading in Central Park, and exploring the many neighborhoods that NYC has to offer.
Cydney Taylor, RPA-C
Cydney started as a Physician Assistant in 1999 after completing her degree at the CUNY/Harlem Hospital Physician Assistant Program and CUNY/Hunter College School of Public Health. Cydney is passionate about using a holistic, integrative approach to health and wellness. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy compliments this passion and her professional interests in primary medicine, functional medicine, and public health.