Prof. Ferris received a BA in Asian Studies with a minor in Chinese language from San Diego State University. He continued on to work as a translator and interpreter of Mandarin Chinese for numerous international corporations, governments and museums while living in Taiwan and traveling throughout Asia for over ten years. He returned to San Diego to study traditional Chinese medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He is licensed in California and Nevada, and currently treats patients at his private practice in Northwest Las Vegas. Prof. Ferris teaches Oriental medicine and Acupuncture courses at Wongu University.