Faculty

Nancy Brandt, DVM, CVC, CVA

DVM, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical School

CVA, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Nevada

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Western Medicine

Hyung-Bong Cha, MSOM, LAc (California)

MSOM, Southern California University of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Michelle Dahan, MS, LMFT

MS, Counseling, University of Phoenix

LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nevada

  • Teaches courses in: Western Medicine

Daniel Davies, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Theological Seminary, Drew University

  • Teaches courses in: Oriental Medicine Philosophy

Desta Dibaba, MS

MS, Applied Physics, Punjabi University, India

  • Teaches courses in: Western Medicine

Michael Ferris, MSTOM, OMD, LAc (California)

MSTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

Chalaiporn Iamsirithaworn, MD (Thailand), MSAOM, LAc

MD, Mahidol University, Thailand

MSAOM, South Baylo University

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine, Western Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Doris Johnson, MS, MA, LAc (California)

MSTCM, Yo San University

MA, African Area Studies, University of California

LAc, California

Dipl Ac (NCCAOM)

Dipl CH (NCCAOM)

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Rachel Kohl, MSTOM, OMD, LAc (California)

MSTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

Anita Lanier, MA, MTOM, OMD, LAc (California)

MA, Education (ITEC), San Francisco State University

MTOM, Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

Dipl ABT (NCCAOM)

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

Yoojin Lee-Sedera, ND, MSOM, OMD

ND, National College of Natural Medicine

MSOM, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

  • Teaches courses in: Oriental Medicine

Pasanan Marinpong, DVM (Thailand), MSAOM, LAc

DVM, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

MSAOM, South Baylo University

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

Jin-Hong Ngan, MSOM, LAc (Illinois)

MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

LAc, Illinois

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Chau Nguyen

Shaolin Tai Chi Cultural Center

ICMAC, Taiji Women’s Hands and Weapons Division (2011, 2012, 2015)

Shaolin Cultural Festival, Women’s Taiji/Kungfu Division (2013)

  • Teaches courses in: Taiji, Qigong

Vim Osathanugrah, MS, MA, DAOM, OMD, LAc

MATCM, Yo San University

MS, Environmental Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

MA, Education Administration, California State University of Los Angeles

DAOM, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Soonju Park, DAOM, LAc

DAOM, South Baylo University

MSAOM, South Baylo University

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture

Nicole Phillips, MSN, RN

MSN, Nursing Education, Ferris State University

RN, Registered Nurse, Nevada

  • Teaches courses in: Western Medicine

Shannon Purtell, MSAOM, LAc

MSAOM, Bastyr University

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Matthew Roderick, MSTOM, OMD, LAc

MSTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Oriental Medicine

Susie Rosenberger, MSTOM, OMD, LAc

MSTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

LAc, California

  • Teaches courses in: Herbology, Oriental Medicine

DuWayne Steele, MSOM, OMD

MSOM, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

OMD, Nevada

  • Teaches courses in: Oriental Medicine

Angela Stueber, MSAOM, OMD

MSAOM, Bastyr University

OMD, Nevada

Dipl Ac (NCCAOM)

Dipl CH (NCCAOM)

  • Teaches courses in: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine

  • Practices in the clinic

Douglas Walton, MS

MS, Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno

  • Teaches courses in: Western Medicine

Hongpeng Wang

33rd Generation Shaolin Master, Songshan Shaolin Temple, China

Zhenglei Chen Taiji School, China

Dan 6, 6th Degree Black Belt

Golden State International Wushu Champion (2011)

CPAA International Arts Festival (2006)

The Second World Traditional Wushu Championships (2006)

  • Teaches courses in: Taiji, Qigong

Academic Advisory Board

Jennifer Brett, ND, LAc

Dr. Jennifer Brett, ND, L.Ac. is the founding director of the UB Acupuncture Institute. She graduated in 1987 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and graduated in 1988 from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She is currently the chair of two Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) Committees (CCAOM Distance Learning Committee and CCAOM Research Committee) and a member of the ACCAHC (Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care) Clinical Working Group.

Dr. Brett worked to create an acupuncture degree programs in which students and graduates become caring and responsible citizens and skilled healthcare professionals. It is Dr. Brett’s vision that acupuncturists become respected members of the healthcare community in all its various functions, from acute in-patient care to chronic, ambulatory care, research, and training.

Dong Ji, Ph.D., L.Ac. (CA)

Dr. Dong Ji began his education in traditional Chinese medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1991 and received his medical degree after a five-year program focused on both Chinese and Western clinical medicine. Because of the enthusiasm for the discovery of scientific basis of acupuncture, he went to the Neuroscience Research Institute at Peking University and received his Ph.D. student with Professor Ji-Sheng Han who had been consecutively founded by National Institutes of Health (NIH, the U.S.) R01 grants for the research on neurobiological basis of pain relief by acupuncture.

Dr. Ji studied Chinese medicine classics in a master-disciple program supported by the government of China with Master Tan, who was elected as one of the Famous and Veteran Physicians of Chinese Medicine. In this special program, Dr. Ji focused his study on Shang Han Lun lineage school and Taoism Chinese medicine.

Dr. Ji has his private practice and also teaches Chinese medicine classics for doctoral programs in several Oriental medical schools in California. He also teaches Chinese Internal Herbal Medicine and other courses (Neurology and Orthopedics). He teaches and supervises UCLA 4th year medical school students and clinic fellows with integrative medicine courses.

Dr. Ji was the editor-in-chief of The World of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the assistant-editor of Chinese Journal of Pain Medicine. He presently serves as a reviewer for the journal of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (published by Elsevier). He has been a commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) of the U.S. Department of Education since 2013. He presently serves as a reviewer for the journal of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (published by Elsevier) and an item writer for NCCAOM examinations.

Yihyun Kwon, PhD, DC, MSOM, LAc

Dr. Kwon is one of the pioneers in integrative medicine, both by his training and in his history of leadership within the MSAc and MSOM programs at NUHS. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in microbiology from Chung Ang University in Seoul. Afterwards, he studied diabetes and cancer at the Yeonsei University in Seoul and at the University of Calgary in Canada, and worked in a research lab for eight years.

In 1998, he moved to Chicago and simultaneously studied for and received both a doctor of chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences as well as a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2002. In 2010, Dr. Kwon earned his PhD from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Kwon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences.