Internationally Trained Faculty

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Our core acupuncture and Oriental medicine faculty graduated from medical institutions in China with degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have spent years at Northwestern, tailoring their teaching to American students.

Our faculty help bridge the gulf between East and West:

  • Xiaoyan Hu received special training as a Chinese medical educator and has specialized in gynecological illness.
  • Tao Gong studied vascular dementia in a nationwide Chinese research project as a senior staff member.
  • Yong Ping Jiang received a post-professional doctorate in classical Chinese medical studies, a rare and highly valued specialty in Western acupuncture schools.
  • Wei Liu is a third generation Chinese medical practitioner who was trained as an orthopedic surgeon at Tianjin First Central Hospital.
  • Huan Ma served as senior staff in a major Chinese research project studying suboptimal health.
  • John Pirog completed a clinical internship in Chengdu; wrote the textbook “Practical Application of Meridian-Style Acupuncture” used in acupuncture schools across the United States.
  • Mei Wang published research in the Chinese medical treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Methods and clinical faculty hold degrees ranging from:

  • Master of Acupuncture (MAc)
  • Master of Oriental Medicine (MOm)
  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) - awarded in China to medical graduates who have completed 5 years of study

Western biomedical faculty hold degrees ranging from:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Naturopathy (ND)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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