Corporate Overview

  • Southern AeroMedical Institute

SAMI was founded in July of 1999. The custom engineering of its unique hyperbaric/hypobaric chamber was designed to meet the needs of a diverse industry on a single platform located in central Florida.

The primary goal was to establish an advanced clinical hyperbaric and diving medicine program for the east central coast of Florida.

In 2001, the chamber went on line for hypobaric operations for research and training for the aviation community. In 2002 NASA approved the facility as a triage center for support operations related to the Shuttle Launch Program.

Since that time, SAMI has provided over 48,000 patient treatments for the area hospitals and has trained over 5,000 pilots in the high altitude chamber for hypoxia training. In addition, SAMI has provided a platform for research related to clinical medicine and the aerospace industry. Its founder and current medical director, Dr. Paul W. Buza D.O. F.A.C.N, is board certified in Neurology and specializes in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine, Cellular Biology, Diving Medicine and Aerospace Physiology.