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Our core acupuncture and Chinese 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jinming Yue graduated from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zheng Zhou, China
  • Sheryl Cota is our herbal dispensary manager, who participated in a clinical internship in China
  • Ruth Babick-Scofield
  • Deborah Dick
  • Lisa Dunt
  • Christian Fetsch
  • Victoria Huitt
  • Celia Hildebrand
  • Charles Lininger
  • Jessica Maynard
  • Kate Moksnes-Brown
  • Nicholas Zimet

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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