San Diego Center for Hyperbaric Therapy


Medical Director

Dr. Rudolph Gamboa
Medical Director

Dr. Rudolph-Bear Gamboa is a Harvard and University of California Davis graduate, who is board Certified in Family Practice/Rural Medicine and formally trained in Allergy Medicine and HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for the United States Air force as a flight surgeon. While in the US Air force, Dr. Gamboa developed an optimal medical care model for the underserved in developing countries while doing multiple-worldwide humanitarian missions. He now uses this comprehensive model in conjunction with his subspecialty training to help the underserved in San Diego, by offering what was previously inaccessible, cutting edge and comprehensive medical care.

Dr. Gamboa furthered his formal medical training by receiving fellowship in both Sports Medicine with ultrasonography and Dermatology. As a result, he has integrated PRP (platelet rich Plasma) therapy into his practice, allowing for an alternative to surgery for many patients with grade II tendon and muscle tears. These patients would otherwise go to surgery having little or no other option for treatment. Dr Gamboa uses this advanced therapy (PRP) for not only tendon and muscular tears but for mild to moderate arthritic disease involving the knees, wrist, shoulder and ankles.

In addition, Dr. Gamboa military career is extensive; he has lead over 12 humanitarian missions all over the world and has also been deployed to austere locations such as Bagdad, Iraq and Kadar, Afghanistan. In 2004, Dr Gamboa did additional training and did a fellowship in Sports medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He has since been a volunteer physician for the US Olympics, active ringside physician for the California State athletic Commission and head event physician for the NBC sports Action Dew Tour. Dr Gamboa’s distinct medical training has allowed him to integrate sports medicine, general dermatology, HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) and PRP therapy into his practice due to the significant amount of skin damage and musculoskeletal injuries sustained by his active patients.


Jennifer Dorner

I have worked in the medical field for over 20 years; I have had the extensive experience treating many types of illnesses and injuries. My experience includes: high risk deliveries, neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, pulmonary care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pediatrics, and special procedures as well as emergency room traumas. I have had the privilege to study under and work alongside many of San Diego’s most renowned physicians. As the active Safety Director and Owner I enjoy attending many meetings and seminars to stay abreast on the latest studies and information available. I take an active part in the community educating the public about hyperbaric therapy.

A few examples are:

  • A great passion of mine is helping children. I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at a T.A.C.A. (Talk About Curing Autism Now) meeting. I was able to inform the parents/grandparents and the public, the importance of hyperbaric therapy in the treatment of autism. CLICK HERE to view the slideshow.
  • A celebrity Lyme survivor, our facility and I were featured on Good Morning America, Discovery Health and our local News. They discussed the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Lyme disease.
  • I am excited to finally mention that after a long selection process, San Diego Center for Hyperbaric Therapy was recently selected to be in a ground breaking TBI study (Traumatic Brain Injury).

The ability to help others is truly the most satisfying part of my job. Whether an adult or small child, I strive to help improve their quality of life and work very hard to provide excellent care for all my patients.


James F.
Lead Hyperbaric Technician

Dominic D.
Hyperbaric Technician


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Kraig Dorner

Kraig D. SEAL (Ret)

Over 20 years of diving experience.  As a U.S. Navy SEAL I went to the highest quality schools around the world and learned from the greatest.  So when my wife and I decided to open our hyperbaric facility, we did it with the best and the highest standards in mind.  Safety is our number one concern.  We traveled to many hyperbaric facilities in the United States and around the world and gathered a great deal of information before establishing our facility. 

For the last four years of my career,  I was in charge of all the diving for the SEALs on the west coast.  As a diving Officer and a Diving Supervisor, I was responsible for planning the dives and was required to know what to do in case of an emergency.   I was trained to recognize the symptoms of diving related injuries such as oxygen toxicity, arterial gas embolism, DCS 1 & 2, the bends, and many more injuries.  I was required to know where the nearest hyperbaric chamber was located and how to operate it. 

My qualifications as related to hyperbarics are:

  • US Navy SEAL
  • NSW Diving Officer
  • NSW Diving Supervisor
  • Diver Medical Technician
  • Hyperbaric Safety Director (International ATMO in San Antonio Texas)
  • Inspection, Maintenance of Hyperbaric Acrylic (ATMO)
  • Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) Course at National Polytechnic College of Science
  • (PADI) Dive Master


Lead Technician

Richard S.
Technician and CPR Instructor

As a Navy S.E.A.L. Richard specialized as a Combat Medic over a period of ten years. He served an additional 5 years as an instructor to Navy S.E.A.L. trainees, with a major focus on underwater medicine and hyperbaric chamber therapy.  For the past 10 years since leaving the military, Richard has served the community of San Diego as a Paramedic / Firefighter.  We are proud to have Richard as a part of our team here and feel confident in his abilities and professionalism.  You will be in very good hands with Richard!