MAcOM Faculty  |  DAOM Faculty

 MAcOM Faculty

The master's program’s faculty members are committed to the college and its mission. They are a dedicated and highly qualified group of professionals who generously share their knowledge and skills with their students. While grounded in the theoretical framework of their subject matter, most faculty members are also skilled practitioners, sharing their scholarship and clinical wisdom with OCOM’s students.

Most classroom faculty members teach several courses, often in sequence. They get to know their students well and often instruct them first as new students — opening the world of Chinese medicine to them. In the middle years of the curriculum, they guide students in integrating the theoretical with the practical application. In the final year of the program, the same faculty members serve as clinical supervisors, coaching interns in diagnosis, methodology and clinical judgment. By graduation, students have formed meaningful bonds with their faculty.

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc received her BA in biochemistry and psychology from Evergreen State College in 1975. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1976 and helped found the Pain and Stress Relief Program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. She co-founded Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1983 and earned her ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1989. She currently maintains an active private practice.
Diet and Nutrition; Treating Children with TCM; Biochemistry; Adjunct, PT

Michael Berletich, DAOM, LAc earned his BA from Humboldt State University in 1992, his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2005, and his DAOM from OCOM in 2016. Michael has more than 10 years experience studying qigong, meditation, massage, and herbal medicine.
Bridging Chinese Medicine Theory and Chinese Classics; Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine; Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Pharmacopoeia; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT

Candise Branum, MLS is the Director of Library Services at OCOM. She earned her BS in Sociology from Portland State University in 2005 and her MLS from Emporia State University in 2009. In addition to teaching in OCOM’s Research Department, she is active in the library community, is a founding member of Librarians Organized for Universal Dignity (LOUD), and regularly presents on issues such as information literacy pedagogy and radical library management.
Oriental Medicine Research; Director of Library Services; Administrator/Faculty

Adrianne Cadbury, LMT received her BSc in Sociology in 1992 and her Shiatsu Practitioner Certification from the Bristol School of Shiatsu in 1998. Since then she has worked as a shiatsu educator at the East West College of the Healing Arts, the Institute for Traditional Medicine, and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Tuina/Shiatsu, Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Joseph J. Coletto, ND, LAc received a BS in education from University of North Dakota in 1975, a ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1983, and an Oriental medicine diploma from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1989. He has been teaching in various capacities since 1974 and is a master-teacher who mentors other faculty. He is currently in private practice as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.
Mind-Body Medicine; Western Clinical Diagnosis; Core, PT

Forrest Cooper, DAOM, LAc earned his Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Michigan in 1990, his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2000, and his DAOM from OCOM in 2013. In addition to his private tuina and acupuncture practice, he teaches tuina classes at OCOM and serves as a supervisor of clinical interns.
Tuina; Pediatric Tuina; Foot Reflexology; Advanced Tuina; Tuina Clinic Supervisor; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT
Structural Diagnosis; Adjunct, PT

Erin DeRamus, MAcOM, LAc received her BS in microbiology from University of Florida in 2001 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. She has studied multiple forms of qigong and has served as a teaching assistant at OCOM in qigong and other courses. She co-instructs the Patient/Practitioner Relationship course, enlivening it with clinic cases and patient involvement. In 2009, she started the acupuncture program at the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA NW), where the focus is on pain management, neuralgia and numbness, and mental-emotional disorders.
Point Location; Qigong; Auricular Acupuncture; Clinical Supervisor; Core, PT

Corie Edwards, ND graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and received a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. She has worked in private practice offering primary care, nutritional counseling, weight loss, pain management, and vitamin injections. In addition to teaching, she works as a clinical consultant for Kashi Clinical Laboratories.
Western Medical Pathology I-III, Adjunct, PT

David C. Eisen, MSW, LAc received a BS from Cornell University in New York in 1977, an MSW from Washington University in Missouri in 1978 and graduated from New England School of Acupuncture in 1982. He has actively participated in the development and implementation of Chinese medical protocol for HIV/AIDS and for alcohol and drug detoxification and treatment. He is a founder of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and is currently Executive Director of Project Quest, a multidisciplinary health center serving people with HIV/AIDS, mental health and chemical dependency disorders, as well as other life-threatening illnesses.
Community Health and Chemical Dependency; Auricular Acupuncture; Adjunct, PT

Deb Espesete, MPH, MAcOM, LAc received her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2000 and her MPH from Oregon Health & Science University in 2013. She has taught Soaring Crane Qigong at the Cancer Care Center at Providence Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Oriental Medicine Research; Issues in Public Health; Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Sheng Fang, DAOM, LAc earned his Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Hunan Traditional Chinese Medical University in 1998, practicing and instructing in the affiliated hospital there until 2005. He earned his DAOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. He was a faculty member at Southwest Acupuncture College and currently maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas; TCM Diagnosis Lab; Herbal Prepared Medicines; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT

Linda Faust, MAcOM, LAc earned a BS in nursing in 1981 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1992. She is a certified qigong instructor and worked as a registered nurse from 1981 to 1991 in both maternity and neonatal intensive care units. She has had a private practice in the Portland area since 1992.
Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Patricia J. Gallegos, DAOM, LAc received an Associates in Applied Sciences from Spokane Falls College in 1988. She earned both her master’s degree, in 2003, and her DAOM degree, in 2013, from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Accessory Techniques; Auricular Acupuncture; TCM Pathology and Therapeutics; Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Paul Messersmith-Glavin, MAcOM, LAc received his BA in General Studies from Antioch College in 1988 and earned his master’s degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2004. Since then he has practiced at Working Class Acupuncture and as a supervisor in OCOM’s teaching clinic.
Professional Observation, Tuina/Shiatsu, Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Stephanie Gregory, MAcOM, LAc received a BS in chemistry from Duke University in 2003, and earned her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. She is in private practice in Portland, Oregon specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, pain management, and sports medicine.
Living Anatomy I-III, Adjunct, PT

Nancy J. Grotton, MAcOM, LAc earned a BS in English and sports journalism from Springfield College in 1981 and worked for more than a decade for NIKE. In 1997, she earned her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Her experience as an acupuncturist includes public health, private practice, community acupuncture, and hospice work, as well as prior work as a teaching assistant in several hands-on courses at OCOM. She has practiced meditation for over 20 years and currently serves as OCOM’s Dean of Students.
Mind-Body Medicine; Administrator/Faculty

Susan Hare, BA, LMT received her BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1988. She completed shiatsu training at East West College of Healing Arts in 1999 and studied for the next decade with the late Pauline Sasaki, a master of shiatsu known for her development of the Quantum Shiatsu system. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Hare offers workshops and private instruction in Portland. She has instructed the shiatsu course at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and also worked as the Immune Enhancement Project’s shiatsu program director and practitioner.
Shiatsu; Advanced Shiatsu; Shiatsu Clinical Supervisor; Core, PT

Beth Hazzard, MAcOM, LAc, LMT earned her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2010. She also graduated from East-West College of the Healing Arts and the Shiatsu College of England post-graduate program. She has completed various advanced shiatsu seminars during her 17 years of massage practice.
Shiatsu; Advanced Shiatsu; Shiatsu Clinic Supervisor; Core; PT

Amber Hincks MAcOM, LAc received a BA in Religious Studies from Boston University in 2006 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2011. She practices at Vitalize Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a focus on women’s health issues. A teaching assistant at OCOM for several years, she is an Herbal Practicum Instructor in the OCOM Herbal Medicinary.
Herbal Practicum; Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Beth Howlett, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA in East Asian studies from Bryn Mawr College in 1999 and her MAcOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. She has lived, worked, and studied in China and is proficient in Chinese. She works at OCOM as Vice President of Communications and Academic Services. As OCOM faculty, she accompanies students participating in the elective clinical training program at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.
Clinical Study in China; Oriental Medicine Research Project; Chinese Nutrition; Adjunct, PT; Administrator/Faculty

Clyde B. Jensen, PhD earned his AS in biology from Ricks College in 1968, his BS in zoology from Brigham Young University in 1970, his MS in physiology and PhD in pharmacology from University of North Dakota in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He currently serves as Vice President for University Relations at University of Western States. He is distinguished as the only person to have served as a leader and professor (physiology and pharmacology) in colleges of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, Oriental medicine, and chiropractic.
Western Pharmacology; Adjunct, PT

Wen Jiang, PhD (China), LAc received a PhD in acupuncture from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China in 2005. In 2000, she received a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Shandong University of TCM in Jinan, China, and in 1992, earned a Bachelor of Science in TCM from Shandong University of TCM. She worked as a physician and acupuncturist at the Fourth Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University of TCM and Tianjin Weixie Hospital from 1992 to 2005. She specializes in TCM gynecology and neurology. From 2005 to 2013, she was full-time faculty at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and practiced at their TCM Health Center. She has published in the areas of needling techniques and acupuncture for gynecological and neurological problems.
Point Actions and Indications; Acupuncture Techniques; Electro-acupuncture/Microsystems; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT

Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc received her Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was an intern and physician at the university’s affiliated hospital. In 1987, she studied medical education and English at the Ministry of Health English Training Center, Xian Medical University, Xian, Shanxi. She taught at Nanjing University of TCM for seven years. She earned her DAOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007 and has been on OCOM’s faculty since 1993.
External Uses of Chinese Herbs; Herbal Prescription Strategies; Clinical Supervisor; Chair of Oriental Medicine; Core, FT

Jorge M. Kaufmann, ND, MSOM, LAc earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine and his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2004. He earned his BS degree in nutrition from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. Dr. Kaufmann practiced family medicine with a focus on men’s health and chronic disease in Brookline, Massachusetts and in Portland, Oregon from 2004 to 2010. He has been faculty at Heald College from 2008 to 2013.
Anatomy and Physiology; Core, PT

Allison Keil, MAcOM, LAc received a BA in Psychology from Willamette University in 2002. She graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2005. After working as an LMT for several years, she earned a master’s degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. She maintains a practice in Portland, Oregon.
Chinese Nutrition; Adjunct, PT

Martin Kidwell, DAOM, LAc serves as Dean of Master’s Studies. He received a BA in Religious Studies from the University of California, and graduated in 1997 from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. In 2010, he earned his DAOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
TCM Pathology and Therapeutics; Administrator/Faculty

PikShan Ko, BA earned his bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Washington in 1977. He has trained extensively in various internal arts and is the fifth generation lineage holder of Kwongsai Jook Lum Temple Praying Mantis School (Jiangxi Bamboo Forest Temple). He has been an instructor of Qigong, Neigong, meditation, and various forms of healing and martial arts since 1978 and has taught Taiji Quan at the National University of Natural Medicine since 2005.
Taiji Quan; Adjunct, PT

Zhenbo Li, PhD (China), LAc earned a bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1986 and a master’s degree in TCM Internal Medicine in 1991, both from Shandong University of TCM. In 1998, she graduated from Guangzhou University of TCM, earning a PhD in TCM, specializing in internal medicine and engaging in research in hematology. Prior to teaching at OCOM, she taught Chinese medicine for 10 years in China at Shandong University and at First Teaching Hospital of Guangzhou University of TCM and at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Minnesota. She has published numerous articles in Chinese and English.
TCM Pathology and Therapeutics; TCM Diagnosis Lab; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT

He Liu has been practicing qigong since age four and was trained by her grandfather as a qigong master. Since leaving China in 1989, she has taught qigong and healing techniques extensively throughout Europe. Along with her brother, she founded a qigong school in France and co-authored two books on qigong theory.
Qigong; Core, PT

Greg A. Livingston, PhD (China), LAc earned his Doctorate in Chinese Medicine Clinical Fundamentals (Shang Han Lun focus) from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in 2009, and his master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute in 1997. Livingston is one of the few Westerners to have completed a Chinese medicine PhD in China, entirely in Chinese, and to be licensed to practice Chinese medicine in China, where he spent more than 10 years as a student, teacher and clinician. Currently he maintains a private practice at OCOM Clinic, specializing in internal and general family medicine, with a focus on Chinese herbology.
TCM Theory; Diagnosis Lab; Clinical Theater; Clinical Supervisor; Core, FT

Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc received his Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) degree from the Heilongjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) in 1990 and his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. He has assisted in clinical and experimental research on acupuncture treatment of cerebral stroke and has extensive training in tuina massage.
Tuina; Core, PT

Philip Lundberg, PhD is currently Vice President of Planning and Operations for Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Prior to joining OCOM in 2016, he had an extensive background in health care management, higher education, and planning. He received a Master of Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University.
Practice Management II, Adjunct, PT

Elizabeth March, DAOM, LAc earned an Associate of Science in science from Portland Community College in 1993. She received her MAcOM in 1996 and her DAOM in 2013, both from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In private practice since 1996, she has extensively studied tuina.
Point Location; Acupuncture Techniques; Respectful Touch; Clinical Supervisor; Core, PT

Sallie McKibben, MAcOM, LAc received a BA in Asian Studies with a minor in Biology from Florida International University in 2009. In 2008, she received a U.S. State Department-sponsored Critical Language Scholarship and continued her Mandarin studies in Suzhou. In 2013, she received her master’s degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She currently practices at Sunnyside Collaborative Care in Happy Valley, Oregon.
Herbal Practicum; Adjunct, PT

Kerrie Nasman, MAcOM, LAc earned her BS in psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 1990, and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001. She has been a teaching assistant in numerous courses at OCOM since 2005 and maintains a private acupuncture practice in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Point Location; Clinic Supervisor; Core, PT

Mark Parzynski, MAcOM, LAc earned a dual BA in art and art history from Mansfield University in 1995, and his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. Having studied Qi cultivation and martial arts extensively since 1983, he currently teaches Taiji Quan at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. He maintains an acupuncture practice in Portland, Oregon.
Accessory Techniques, Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct, PT

Jasmine Patel, MSAOM, LAc graduated from Bastyr University in Bothell, Washington in 2001 with her master’s in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She worked in China for two months at the Shuguang Hospital in Shanghai, where she had rotations in internal medicine, gynecology, trauma, oncology, and cardiology. She completed a residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, then the only medical center offering a post-graduate medical residency program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She currently has hospital privileges at Providence St. Vincent’s and Providence Portland Medical Center, and is licensed as an acupuncturist in Oregon and Washington.
Clinical Supervisor; Clinical Observation Theater; Core; PT

Dokken Ramey, DC received his chiropractic doctorate degree from the University of Western States in 2007; he started his own practice shortly after. He has trained in sports medicine, physical therapy, structural realignment techniques, bowen therapy, and the Graston technique.
Structural Diagnosis, Adjunct, PT

Stephen Saeks, PhD, MAcOM, LAc earned his master’s in clinical psychology from Xavier University in 1984, his PhD in clinical psychology from University of Hawaii in 1988, and his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2003. In addition, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Menninger Clinic, where he worked for 12 years and was the Director of Group Psychotherapy. He also specialized in the treatment of addicted and nonaddicted professionals. His private practice integrates his Western psychology training with his traditional Chinese medicine training.
Behavioral Health; Adjunct, PT

Andrew Schlabach, MAcOM, LAc received his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. He is the co-founder and President of the Acupuncture Relief Project, an organization that has provides acupuncture treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal, and maintains a private practice in Vancouver, Washington.
Clinical Supervisor; Clinical Observation Theater; Core; PT

Erico Schleicher, MAcOM, LAc received his BA from Oberlin College in 1994, and MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002. He has been in private practice for more than 10 years and emphasizes holistic approaches to medicine. He is an enthusiastic herbalist and gardener with a love for the wild local plant medicines of the Cascadia bioregion.
Clinical Observation Theater; Clinical Supervisor; Core, PT

Erika Sigrist, ND, MAcOM, LAc received her BA in Art History from University of Oregon in 2002, her ND degree in 2008 from National University of Natural Medicine, and her MAcOM from OCOM in 2011. She has worked at OCOM since 2012 and maintains a private practice in Portland.
Herbal Practicum; Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct, PT

Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc earned his BA in history and government from Oberlin College in 1979, his acupuncture diploma from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1987 and his naturopathic degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1988. He is licensed as an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician in Oregon and maintains a private practice. He is editor and co-author of Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies (Mosby Elsevier 2008).
Medical History: East and West; Adjunct, PT

Bonnie Sweetland, MAc, CH, LAc earned her BA in Sustainability Studies from the Evergreen State College and was granted a Master’s of Acupuncture and Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA) in Florida. She served as the Clinical Director and faculty at the East West Healing Arts Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. She has been in private practice since 2006.
Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct, PT; Core Clinical Faculty

Core Clinical Faculty

Michael Berletich,DAOM LAc*
Dennis Boyles, MAcOM, LAc
Adrianne Cadbury, BS, LMT
Forrest Cooper, DAOM, LAc*
Erin DeRamus, MAcOM, LAc*
Deb Espesete, MPH, MAcOM, LAc*
Sheng Fang, DAOM, LAc*
Linda Faust, MAcOM, LAc*
Patricia Gallegos, DAOM, LAc*
Janice Halteman, DAOM, LAc
Susan Hare, BA, LMT*
Beth Hazzard, MAcOM, LAc, LMT*
Heather Heatlie, MAcOM, LAc
Amber Hincks, MAcOM, LAc
Wen Jiang, PhD (China), LAc*
Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc*
Robert Kaneko, DAOM, LAc
Cindy Laprocina, MTCM, LAc*
Zhenbo Li, PhD (China), LAc*
Greg Livingston, PhD (China), LAc*
Alison Loercher, MAcOM, LAc
Elizabeth March, DAOM, LAc*
Michael McCarron, DAOM, LAc
Nikki Medghalchy, DAOM, LAc
Paul Messersmith-Glavin, MAcOM, LAc
Kerrie Nasman, MAcOM, LAc*
Cita Oudijk, MAcOM, LAc
Jasmine Patel, MSAOM, LAc*
Andrew Schlabach, MAcOM, LAc*
Erico Schleicher, MAcOM, LAc*
John Servilio, MSTCM, LAc
Erika Sigrist, ND, LAc
Bonnie Sweetland, MAc, LAc
Rebecca York, MAcOM, LAc

*Denotes clinical faculty with other classroom teaching responsibilities as outlined in faculty biographies.

 DAOM Faculty

The clinical doctorate degree program’s distinguished faculty strives to advance and expand the vast knowledge base of acupuncture and Chinese medicine through a research-informed process of clinical inquiry, integrative collaboration, scholarship, mentoring and anecdotal reflection among peer practitioners. 

The majority of our lecturers maintain active practices in addition to their teaching duties; many are experts in the college's specialization areas of women’s health and healthy aging, as well as other areas of in-depth study.

Doctoral Studies – Core Faculty

Elizabeth “Beth” Burch, ND is Dean of Doctoral Studies and Chair of Integrative Medicine for the DAOM program. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 1986 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has more than 25 years of health education experience. Her areas of expertise include women’s health and herbal medicine. She received the Certificate in Human Investigations from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in 2012. In addition to providing academic leadership and oversight of the doctoral program, she teaches regularly in the DAOM program.
Biomedical Perspectives; Clinic Theater; Clinical Tutorial; Clinical Internship; Clinical Case Presentations and Analysis; Clinical Seminar; Professional Development (AOM Research); Professional Development (Assessment Skills); Professional Development Elective; Clinical Selectives

Ed Chiu, DAOM, LAc received his BA in biology from Harvard University in 1995, and his MAc from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1999, with additional training in Japanese acupuncture styles. He continued his studies in Taiwan interning at several integrated hospitals, and spent time studying with master acupuncturists in traditional apprenticeships as well. He had a private practice in Boston, and participated as an acupuncturist in research at Massachusetts General Hospital, before moving to Oregon to pursue his doctoral degree. He received his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008, and maintains a private practice in Vancouver, Washington.
Clinical Case Studies; Clinical Supervisor

Joseph Coletto, ND, LAc received his BS in education from the University of North Dakota in 1975 and his ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1983. He received his Chinese medical training at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, graduating in 1989. He is a member of the college’s core faculty. He currently maintains a private practice as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.
Professional Development (Teaching Skills)

Robert Kaneko, DAOM, LAc earned a BA in education from Antioch College (Ohio) in 1978, received his acupuncture/herbal training from SAMRA University in Los Angeles, California (1985) and his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007, and supplemented these programs with study in China. Kaneko served OCOM as Dean of Clinics from 2003 to 2010, as Clinic Director from 1993 to 2003, and as faculty for the master’s and doctoral degree programs. He completed OCOM’s Research Scholar program and has participated in clinical and educational research projects at OCOM including collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser’s Center for Health Research. He maintains a private practice and has taught meditation in the Portland area since 1995.
Clinical Supervisor

Greg A. Livingston, PhD (China), LAc earned his Doctorate in Chinese Medicine Clinical Fundamentals (Shang Han Lun focus) from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (2009), and his master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute (1997). Dr. Livingston is one of the few Westerners to have completed a Chinese medicine PhD in China, entirely in Chinese, and to be licensed to practice Chinese medicine in China, where he spent more than 10 years as a student, teacher, and clinician. Currently he maintains a private practice at OCOM Clinic, specializing in internal and general family medicine, with a focus on Chinese herbology.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Zhaoxue Lu, DMed (China), PhD, LAc is Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies and Chair of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for the DAOM program. He received his BMed in TCM orthopedics and traumatology from Chengdu University of TCM in 1994. He went on to earn a DMed in internal medicine from the same institution, where he specialized in endocrine and metabolic disorders. He served as Staff Physician at Chengdu University of TCM and its teaching hospital. His areas of expertise include endocrinology, metabolic disorders, and orthopedics/traumatology. In his role as Chair of AOM, he coordinates the lecturers and supervisors who teach in the DAOM program, including visiting Chinese faculty. In addition to providing clinical leadership and academic oversight, he also teaches various course segments in the DAOM program, and supervises in OCOM’s doctoral clinic.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Internship; Clinical Tutorial; Clinical Case Presentations and Analysis; Clinical Collaboration; Clinical Seminar

Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc received his AOM diploma from New England School of Acupuncture in 1999 and his DAOM degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. He is a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-NY, and is the president of the New Jersey State Acupuncture Examining Board. He has a private practice in Madison, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Classical Chinese Texts; Clinical Case Studies; Clinical Supervisor

Distinguished Guest Lecturers and Supervisors – AOM

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc received her BA in biochemistry and psychology from Evergreen State College in 1975. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1976 and helped found the Pain and Stress Relief Program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. She co-founded Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1983 and earned her ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine ) in 1989. She maintains an active private practice.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Misha Cohen, LAc was trained at Lincoln Hospital’s Detox Program in the South Bronx under the auspices of the Quebec School of Acupuncture and at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she received her OMD in gynecology. She is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the MRCE Foundation, Research/Education Chair of Quan Yin Healing Arts Center and Research Specialist V at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. She has been practicing traditional Asian medicine for the past 33 years, has written numerous articles and contributed to several books. She is recognized internationally as a senior teacher and expert in traditional Chinese medicine and regularly trains medical doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners in Europe and the U.S. in gynecology, HIV, hepatitis, and other subjects. Her collaboration with Western physicians at San Francisco General Hospital in a double-blind placebo pilot clinical trial using Chinese herbal medicine for HIV+ persons led to the first peer-reviewed published study of Chinese herbal medicine for HIV (JAIDS, 1996). Currently, she is the principal investigator in a HIV/HPV cancer prevention study at UCSF and has completed three additional university studies.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Professional Development (AOM Research); Clinical Supervisor

Kandace Cahill, DAOM, LAc earned her doctorate from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012 with advanced specialization in women’s health and geriatrics. She graduated with her Master of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder in 2006 and has been in private practice since that time. Her clinical specialty is TCM gynecology and her practice is devoted to a wide array of women’s health conditions, as well as anxiety, stress, and insomnia. To date, she has published in two peer-reviewed TCM journals. She is a clinic supervisor at the Boulder campus of Southwest Acupuncture College.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Forrest Cooper, DAOM, LAc earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Michigan in 1990, his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2000, and his DAOM from OCOM in 2013. In addition to his private tuina and acupuncture practice, he teaches tuina classes at OCOM and serves as a supervisor of clinical interns.
Clinical Supervisor

Sheng Fang, DAOM, LAc earned his Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Hunan Traditional Chinese Medical University in 1998, practicing and instructing in the affiliated hospital there until 2005. He earned his DAOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. He was a faculty member at Southwest Acupuncture College and currently maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001 and her doctorate from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbology (NCCAOM), and reproductive medicine (ABORM).
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Biomedical Perspectives; Professional Development (AOM Research); Clinical Supervisor

Wen Jiang, PhD (China), LAc received a PhD in acupuncture from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China in 2005. In 2000, she received a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Shandong University of TCM in Jinan, China, and in 1992, earned a Bachelor of Science in TCM from Shandong University of TCM. She worked as a physician and acupuncturist at the Fourth Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University of TCM and Tianjin Weixie Hospital from 1992 to 2005. She specializes in TCM gynecology and neurology. From 2005 to 2013, she was full-time faculty at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and practiced at their TCM Health Center. She has published in the areas of needling techniques and acupuncture for gynecological and neurological problems.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Li Jin, DAOM, LAc received her BMed from Chengdu University of TCM in 1993 and in 2005, graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine’s DAOM program, specializing in women’s health. She taught TCM to medical doctors at Medicine College of Complementary Medicine in Israel for three years before she became a faculty member at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1998. She was a faculty member at Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1999 to 2002. Currently, she is a faculty member at American Academy of Oriental Medicine and Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. As a licensed acupuncturist in Washington and California, she maintains her private practice in Seattle.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc received her BMed degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NUTCM) and was an intern and physician at the university’s affiliated hospital. In 1987, she studied medical education and English at the Ministry of Health English Training Center, Xian Medical University, Xian, Shanxi. She taught at NUTCM for four years. Since 1992, she has been lecturing on TCM in the United States as a representative and ambassador of the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center, World Health Organization Center on Traditional Medicine, NUTCM. She received her DAOM degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Guohui Liu, MMed (China), LAc received his MMed in internal medicine from Chengdu University of TCM in 1985. His areas of expertise include digestive disorders, pain syndromes, male disorders, and infectious disease. He is the author of the highly regarded text, Warm Pathogen Diseases, A Clinical Guide (2001).
Classical Chinese Texts; Clinical Supervisor

Wei Liu, BMed, PhD (China), LAc graduated from Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1993. He began learning acupuncture and herbal medicine from his grandfather, a famous acupuncturist in Northern China, when he was eight years old. After graduation from college, he worked as an orthopedic surgeon and acupuncturist in Tianjin First Central Hospital of China and apprenticed with many famous acupuncturists to learn needling techniques. He specializes in pain management for sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Elizabeth March, DAOM, LAc received her MAcOM in 1996 and her DAOM in 2013, both from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She has worked as a teaching assistant in Point Location, Tuina, Acupuncture Techniques, and Structural Diagnosis. In private practice since 1996, she has extensively studied tuina.
Clinical Supervisor

Michael McCarron, DAOM, LAc received his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1993 and his doctorate in 2011. He has worked as a clinical supervisor in OCOM’s master’s program since 1998. He has been volunteering as a clinician with the Immune Enhancement Project since 1992, treating patients with HIV/AIDS and other immune disorders. In his private practice, he works routinely with HIV, chronic pain, stress, substance abuse, trauma, sinusitis, and allergy patients.
Clinical Supervisor

Nikki Medghalchy, DAOM, LAc graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a master’s degree (1999) and a doctoral degree (2007). She also trained and interned at the China Nanjing International Acupuncture University and Training Center in Nanjing, China, with a specialty in cardiovascular medicine, and completed further training in the doctoral program in women’s health and geriatric medicine.
Clinical Supervisor

Robert Quinn, DAOM, LAc earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998 and 2008, respectively. His doctoral capstone project was on the topic of “Wholeness in Traditional East Asian Medicine.” He is a faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine, and has a private practice in SE Portland.

Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc received her diploma in acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 1987 and her DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. She has been a faculty member at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the New England School of Acupuncture, and the Academy of Oriental Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at University of Texas-Austin. She is also a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School and a research consultant for University of Arizona Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, for Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, for University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and for Children’s Beijing Hospital. She is a family medicine specialist at UTMB and is co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research.
Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Professional Development (AOM Research); Clinical Supervisor

Yiwen Su, MCTCM, EAMP began his TCM study in 1980 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where he earned his master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine. After graduation, he received one year additional clinical training in Dermatology and General Surgery in the Hospital of Sichuan Province. He maintains a private practice in Seattle and teaches classes in internal medicine and dermatology at SIOM.

Distinguished Guest Lecturers – Biomedical and Research

Andre Barkhuizen, MD received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Groote Shuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1992. He also completed fellowships in Pulmonology at Groote Schurr Hospital, and in Rheumatology at Princess Alice Orthopedic Hospital (Cape Town, South Africa) and at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University from 2003 to 2006. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, and is currently Medical Director of the Portland Rheumatology Clinic.
Biomedical Perspectives

Daniel DeLapp, DC, ND, MAcOM, LAc earned his BS in nutrition and biochemistry in 1982 from the University of California–Davis, his DC from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1986, and his diplomate in orthopedics in 1989 from LACC. In 1996, he earned his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and in 1997, his ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty at National University of Natural Medicine, teaching dermatology, and has been a full-time clinician at University of Western States for more than 20 years.
Biomedical Perspectives

Sumathi Devarajan, MD graduated from medical school in India and completed a family medicine residency in 2001 and a fellowship in geriatrics in 2002 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her primary focus is family medicine with a special interest in geriatrics. She is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

Robert Foege, MD, LAc received his MAc from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and, in 2005, his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed a residency in anesthesia and a fellowship in pain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was assistant professor of anesthesia at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY from 2009 to 2010. He currently works as a pain management physician at Kaiser Northwest in Portland.
Biomedical Perspectives

Meg Hayes, MD received her degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 1994 and completed her residency there in family medicine. Her practice includes the full spectrum of family medicine including obstetrics. Her professional interests focus on the integration of complementary and alternative practices, including acupuncture.
Biomedical Perspectives

Nathalie Johnson, MD received her MD from Medical College of Virginia. She is Medical Director of Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Breast Health Centers and a board-certified surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group. Prior to returning to Portland and Legacy Good Samaritan in 1996, she was Commissioner of Health for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. Besides her clinical practice, Johnson plays an active role in research projects related to breast cancer.

Sheila Mitchell, MD received her BA from UCLA in 1977. She earned her MD from La Salle University (Mexico) in 1982 and did her medical residency at the University of Southern California where she was Chief Resident, 1986-1987. She is currently a physician in private practice in Vancouver, Washington where she founded the Spirit of Health Wellness Clinic, an integrated clinic of health care practitioners including two medical doctors, a nurse practitioner, a naturopathic physician, and a licensed acupuncturist. She travels frequently to South America to study indigenous methods of healing.
Biomedical Perspectives

Stephen Saeks, PhD, LAc earned his master’s in clinical psychology from Xavier University in 1984, his PhD in clinical psychology from University of Hawaii in 1988, and his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2003. In addition, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Menninger Clinic, where he worked for 12 years and was the Director of Group Psychotherapy. He also specialized in the treatment of addicted and nonaddicted professionals. He is currently in private practice where he is integrating his Western psychology training with his traditional Chinese medical training.
Biomedical Perspectives; Clinical Supervisor

Lisa Shaver, ND, LAc graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s of science in Oriental medicine. She co-founded and runs Everyday Wellness Clinic in downtown Portland, where she maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at the National University of Natural Medicine.

Brian Willis, MD, PhD received his BS in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in 1977, his PhD in anatomy from University of Illinois Chicago Health Sciences Center in 1981, and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1988 and a fellowship in gastroenterology in 1990 at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He served as anatomy instructor at the Chicago Medical School, Roosevelt University, and Mount Hood Community College. He is currently a clinical instructor in gastroenterology at Oregon Health & Science University. He has a practice in gastroenterology and is Director of the Hepatitis Clinic at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon.
Biomedical Perspectives