Jon started his first career as a commercial diver and underwater welder, earning a degree in Underwater Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology. He managed multiple commercial diving interests ranging from $3MM-$20MM in the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. In these roles he worked on such notable projects as the recovery of the Brother Jonathan and de Braak shipwrecks. His in-depth dive training led to certifications in underwater demolitions, hydraulics, hyperbaric medicine, underwater ultrasonic non-destructive testing, a North Sea Phase One Air stamp issued by the England Department of Energy and a Diving Medical Technician (DMT) license.
After his career in commercial diving, he completed an Associates of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and practiced as an x-ray and MRI Technologist in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Medicine from the University of Florida’s Physician Assistant program in Gainesville, Florida. Upon graduation he applied and was accepted, due to his prior diving and hyperbaric medicine background, to the physician-only NOAA/UHMS Physician’s Training in Diving Course and earned a certification as a Diving Medical Officer.
Jonathan brings broad medical experience to Comprehensive Spine Institute in areas such as pain management, diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive spine surgery, urgent care, orthopedics and orthopedic trauma surgery, internal medicine, family practice, cardiology, hyperbaric and offshore medicine and clinical research.
Jonathan currently lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two children.