Caroline Fife, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Hyperbaric Medicine
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Fife received her medical degree at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University in North Carolina. In 1990, she was recruited to the University of Texas to direct the Memorial Hermann Center for Hyperbaric Medicine where she initiated a center for wound care, and in 1998, in response to the needs of the community, a Lymphedema Treatment Center.
Dr. Fife has received many awards and honors and has served on several national boards including the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM) which provides the Certified Wound Specialty examination (CWS). She is a past president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
She is a reviewer for many journals including Circulation, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is on the editorial board for Advances in Skin and Wound Care and is co-editor of Today’s Wound Clinic. She is a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Pressure Ulcer Framework, funded by AHRQ. She is a Special Consultant to NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center and serves on the Divers Alert Network (DAN) Advisory Panel.
She is the co-editor of the popular textbook, Wound Care Practice, and the author of numerous other book chapters, papers and review articles. Her current area of research interest is lymphatic imaging, in conjunction with Dr. Eva Sevick, using NIR fluorescence.