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Kevin R. Hardy, MD

Kevin R. Hardy, MD Physician

Fellowship Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor AC

Languages spoken:

  • Portuguese

Dr. Hardy is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine - Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 2001
  • Emergency Medicine, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Diving Medicine (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Hyperbaric Medicine
Diving Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Medical Center of Delaware
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hardy is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinical Trials

Selected Publications:

Jang DH, Kelly M, Hardy K, Lambert DS, Shofer FS, Eckmann DM: A preliminary study in the alterations of mitochondrial respiration in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning measured in blood cells. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 PMID: 28489460 Clinical Toxicology : 2017.

Thom SR, Bennett M, Banham ND, Chin W, Blake DF, Rosen A, Pollock NW, Madden D, Barak O, Marroni A, Balestra C, Germonpre P, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Le PN, Logue C, Lambert D, Hardy KR, Sward D, Yang M, Bhopale VB, Dujic Z.: Association of microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness. Journal of Applied Physiology 119 (5): 427-34,2015.

Heyboer M 3rd, Milovanova TN, Wojcik S, Grant W, Chin M, Hardy KR, Lambert DS, Logue C, Thom SR.: CD34+/CD45-dim stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen - Changes with oxygen dosage Stem Cell Research 12 (3): 638-645,2014.

Slotman GJ, Matthews M, Fahey L, Thom S, Clark J, Hardy K: Operative Nd:YAG laser plus postoperative hyperbaric oxygen reduces surgical morbidity after radical head and neck cancer surgery and complex reconstruction. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine 38 (3): 159-165,2011.

Thom SR, Milovanova TN, Yang M, Bhopale VM, Sorokina EM, Uzun G, Malay DS, Troiano MA, Hardy KR, Lambert DS, Logue CJ, Margolis DJ.: Vasculogenic stem cell mobilization and wound recruitment in diabetic patients: increased cell number and intracellular regulatory protein content associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Wound Repair and Regeneration 19(2):149-61 (2): 149-61,2011.

Thom Stephen R, Bhopale Veena M, Milovanova Tatyana M, Hardy Kevin R, Logue Christopher J, Lambert David S, Troxel Andrea B, Ballard Kerri, Eisinger Dominic: Plasma biomarkers in carbon monoxide poisoning. Clinical Toxicology 48 (1): 47-56,2010.

Yang, B.W., Milovanova, T.N., Hardy, K.R., Logue, C., McCarthy, V.P., Thom, S.R.: Stem cell mobilization in diabetics - Responses to hyperbaric oxygen Undersea & Hyperbaric Med. 34 : 235-236,2007.

Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Han ST, Clark JM, Hardy KR: Intravascular neutrophil activation due to carbon monoxide poisoning American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 174 : 1239-1248,2006.

Margolis, G.S., Roth, R.N., and Hardy, K.R.: The Pressure Is On: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment as an adjunct to prehospital care Journal of Emergency Medical Services 25 (5): 76-87,2000.

Huang, E.T., Hardy, K.R., Stubbs, J.M., Lowe, R.A., and Thom, S.R.: Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt performance under hyperbaric conditions Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine 27 (4): 191-194,2000.

Academic Contact Info

Hyperbaric Medicine
#40 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6068
Phone: (215) 898-9095
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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