Faculty

Cristina Malatesta, MDCristina Malatesta, MD

Course Administrator Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. She studied and trained in acupuncture with Dr. Joseph Audette and Kiiko Matsumoto and worked as Research Clinical Coordinator for a NIH funded study exploring the effects of acupuncture on neuroplasticity with fMRI. She works as CME Coordinator, Integrated Structural Acupuncture.

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. Founder of the Integrated Health and Fitness Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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.

Gary Howerton, MD

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

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.

Frank H. Willard, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internationally recognized expert and teacher in elucidating pain mechanisms as they relate to osteopathy and acupuncture.

Bridie J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrews received her BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University (UK) and PhD in History from Cambridge University (UK). She is an Associate Professor in the 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.

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).

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.

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

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

Associate Professor of Anesthesia (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.

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

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

Staff geriatrician, expert in Battlefield Acupuncture and an 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.

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.