In 1988, Dr. Beale was selected by Mount Vernon Hospital to develop and launch a state of the art Chronic Wound Treatment ad Hyperbaric Center. He did so with his unique approach to wound healing and dedication to his patients, and served as founder and director of the center until his untimely passing in 2008.
Dr. Beale was an alum of Louisiana State University and attended medical school at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico. He completed two residencies: one residency for surgery at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City, and a second residency for internal medicine at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York. He went on to become board certified in internal medicine, wound care, as well as hyperbaric medicine.
Dr. Beale quickly established himself as a highly respected expert and innovator in the field of wound care treatments and hyperbaric medicine. His clinical team of physicians, nurses and technicians were continuously trained, certified, and held to the highest standards. In order to provide comprehensive care for his patients, Dr. Beale built and coordinated a solid network of podiatrists, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, infectious disease specialists, endocrinologists, dieticians, pain management physicians, physical therapists, and hyperbaric technicians. He would also travel to local nursing homes and extended care facilities to provide a much needed extended care to resident wound patients.
Despite his already hectic schedule and patient load, Dr. Beale generously provided medical services to the impoverished and disadvantaged population of the community. He could often be seen working late hours to accommodate their needs, and he participated in several clinics. Dr. Beale treated each and every one of his patients with dignity, compassion and respect, regardless of their financial means.
Dr. Beale was passionate about the advancement of medical education. During his tenure, he mentored countless medical professionals and students. He provided invaluable time and materials for the Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course developed by the late Eric P. Kindwall, MD. We are proud to honor Dr. Beale’s achievements by offering a wound care and hyperbaric medicine scholarship in his name.