earned his medical degree from the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed his pulmonary critical care residency and a fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He is board certified in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Aksenov’s diverse medical background includes internal medicine, critical care, clinical toxicology and pharmacology, and hyperbaric and diving medicine. He served as head physician of the intensive care unit and director of the hyperbaric medicine unit at Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg. He was also associate dean, professor, and director of the hyperbaric medicine program at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean).