Faculty

Ilaria Merlo, M.D., MSc.

Expert at integration of acupuncture with other holistic practices, experienced physician practitioner of Kiiko style of acupuncture.

Ana Nieves, M.D., M.B.A.

Specialized in Internal Medicine, clinical nutrition, and aesthetic medicine. Experienced physician practitioner of Kiiko style of acupuncture, translator and assistant of Kiiko in Mexico.

Allison Bailey, M.D.

Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Mt. Auburn Hospital, expert at dry needling techniques and treatment of women’s health issues.

Jay Sandweiss D.O.

Board certified by the AOA in neuro-musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is an expert at the integration of osteopathy and acupuncture.
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Bridie J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History, Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Her research focus includes: History of China; History of medicine, especially in E Asia; Modern history of acupuncture; History of trade in drugs and materia medica

Frank H. Willard, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Expert in pain mechanisms; spine related pain; cervical and lumbosacral spine anatomy.

Dominik Irnich, Dr.Med.

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Head of the Interdisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig- Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; President of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA).

Petra Bäumler, MSc, MPH, Ph.D.

Experienced researcher in the field of acupuncture and pain at the Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Michael Hammes, Dr.Med.

Former Lecturer of the German Physicians Society of Acupuncture, Director of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Medicine. He is a consultant neurologist, expert in Chinese medicine and pulse diagnosis, acupuncture, complementary medicine and pain therapy.

Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Director, Medical Acupuncture Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital.Director

Margaret Naeser, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Research Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, International expert in laser acupuncture and traumatic brain injury.

Gary Howerton, MD

Board certified in Emergency Medicine, expert in use of Kiiko Matsumoto style of acupuncture in the emergency room setting.

Joe Kossowsky, PhD, MMSc.

Instructor in Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on establishing novel analgesic trials in order to elucidate psychosocial and pharmacological analgesia mechanisms in pediatric functional and chronic pain.

Eric David Leskowitz, M.D.

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. His research has focused on the clinical efficacy of novel treatments derived from the energy-based worldview of acupuncture, including Therapeutic Touch and Energy Psychology.

Wolfram Stör, Dr.Med.

Former president of the German Medical Acupuncture Association ((DÄGfA), expert in neural therapy and the treatment of disturbance fields with acupuncture.

Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP

is staff geriatrician, Battlefield Acupuncture instructor at VA Maryland Healthcare System. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice/palliative care medicine.

Saeed Kahn, MD

Specialist in Geriatric medicine, he completed his formal medical acupuncture training with The International Acupuncture Course for Physicians.

Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D. L.Ac.

Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital. His research currently focuses on using functional magnetic resonance imaging

Marcia Yamamura, MD

Experienced physician acupuncture practitioner, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (UNIFESP). Expert at using acupuncture in an urgent care setting