Staff

Dr. Tyler Sexton, MD, CHWS, CHT, DMT

Medical Director

Dr. Sexton earned his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, specializing in pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama. Sexton also holds numerous diving and hyperbaric certifications with the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologies, the International Board of Undersea Medicine, Scuba Schools International, and the Professional Association of Diving Professionals International.

Sexton fulfilled his dream to become a doctor and found a passion for scuba diving and hyperbaric medicine despite many obstacles. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months old, doctors believed he would likely spend his life in a wheelchair, never being able to walk, talk or see. He endured multiple surgeries and setbacks to later discover his desire to become a doctor because of his disability. While many universities told him he would never achieve his goal because of this reason, he persevered. Now as a pediatric doctor, he feels his disability makes him relatable to his patients, and is able to mentor children with disabilities. His desire is to bring hope to his patients and their families and encourage them to pursue their own dreams, just as he did with medical school, scuba diving, and hyperbaric medicine.

His knowledge and experience in hyperbaric medicine make him a unique physician and educator in this field. Sexton has published many papers focused on hyperbaric medicine and the medicinal benefits in many clinical applications. He treats many individuals with Decompression Illness and other diagnoses, is a Clinical Professor of Hyperbaric Medicine and also consults with individuals and companies for increased personnel training.

Dr. Sexton continues to pursue his own dreams and passions while encouraging others to do the same. He is an international motivational speaker raising awareness about overcoming adversity among the disabled. He has authored a book and been featured in many books, articles, and radio and television broadcasts. His goal is to impact people by instilling in them an attitude of achievement, regardless of the disability or situation.

Education:

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
Netherland Antilles
Doctor of Medicine
2010

Undergraduate - University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
Netherland Antilles
Bachelor of Hyperbaric Medicine (BHM)

Undergraduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Biomedical Sciences (B. Med. Sci.) 05/2007

National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologies
Diver Medic Instructor No. 0059

Diver Alert Network (DAN) Instructor No. 14543

National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologies
Certified Hyperbaric Technologist Instructor
7/1/2011-7/31/2014

The International Board of Undersea Medicine (IBUM)
Key Largo, Florida
Diving Medical Officer

National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologies
Columbia, South Carolina
Diver Medic No. 1565
02/2009-02/2011

National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technologies
Columbia, South Carolina
Certified Hyperbaric Technologist No. 3027
01/2008-06/2010
Unk Degree, 06/2010

Scuba Schools International
Fort Collins, Colorado
Dive Control Specialist No. 54231
06/2010

Scuba Schools International
Fort Collins, Colorado
Dive Master, EUF Certified No. EN 14153-3
03/2010

Scuba Schools International
Fort Collins, Colorado
Master Diver No. 801548Y2650772196641-US
02/2009

Professional Association of Diving Professionals International (PADI)
Santa Margarita, California
Rescue Diver No. 0903087448
01/2009

Scuba Schools International
Fort Collins, Colorado
Century Diver No. 801548R2652180846388-US
01/2008

Scuba Schools International
Fort Collins, Colorado
Advanced Open Water Diver No. 253299
08/2003