Patients Needed: Liver & Gallbladder Disorders

06 April 2024 00:00 – 07 April 2024 23:59
Category: Clinic

We are recruiting patients for the DAOM Clinical Theater, Saturday April 6th and Weekend Specialty Clinic, Sunday April 7th. The appointments will be held at the OCOM Clinic. 

The focus this month is on Liver and Gallbladder Disorders. This may include hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, gallstones and cholecystitis, cholangitis, and cholestasis. 

We will be joined on both days by Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc. Dr. Cohen 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 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. 

Brian Willis, MD, PhD will be joining us on Saturday for Clinical Theater. Dr. Willis 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, and 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.

Please let family and friends know of this great opportunity to receive treatments from our DAOM students and visiting supervisors.

To schedule an appointment please call the OCOM Clinic Front Desk at 503-445-0951.


In a Clinic Theater class (Saturday), you will be interviewed by a member of our clinical faculty in a clinical setting with students observing. You will then receive a free acupuncture treatment by the clinical faculty member. You will also receive a voucher for a $15 visit during the doctoral program's Weekend Specialty Clinic (Sunday).

On Sunday during the Weekend Specialty Clinic, patients will receive treatment from our DAOM students (licensed practitioners receiving advanced training) while under the supervision of clinical faculty. Weekend Specialty Clinic appointments are $35-45.