The University of East-West Medicine carefully selects its faculty from the many experienced instructors of traditional Chinese medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area. The majority of our faculty were trained at some of the most respected colleges of traditional Chinese medicine in the People’s Republic of China. Our faculty members have the ability to inspire students and to impart a deeper and fuller appreciation and understanding of traditional Chinese medicine necessary for dealing with the health problems of today’s modern society.
Dean of MSTCM Program
Clark Harris is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with 20+ years’ experience in body work, therapeutic exercise and pain management. He is the Dean of Academics and teaches TCM Diagnosis and TCM Internal Medicine at UEWM.
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He has been practicing Chinese Medicine for more than 35 years, and 26 years in San Francisco Bay Area. He is a highly skilled TCM practitioner and he specializes in TCM herb medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, and many other natural treatments. Combining herbal medicine, acupuncture and medical massage effectively and successfully, he helped the patients with pain cases, some cancers, infertility for both males and females, and several rare cases such as children cerebral paralysis.
Grace was introduced to natural medicine by her grandmother as a child and has been fascinated with it ever since. After a career in fashion modeling, Grace was inspired to do something more meaningful and taught yoga and Pilates for 11 years. Helping others heal became a passion for Grace and she wanted to deepen her knowledge. This led her to a graduate program at Five Branches University where she was awarded her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Grace then studied Holistic Dermatology with Mazin Al-Khafaji and received her Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Grace is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is specialized in Cosmetic Acupuncture & Holistic Dermatology.
Yingqiu Wang 王英秋 DAOM, MD (China)
Yingqiu Wang is teaching Qigong classes and works as a clinic supervisor. He founded the University of East-West Medicine at Sunnyvale in 1997, and until now, he works 6 days a week for the Medical Center and business development as the Vice President of UEWM.
Based upon 40 years of clinical practice and research, Dr. Wang founded the “Core Gate Universe Medical System”. He published “Discover the Theory of Relativity in the 21st century”, “Human Nuclear Circular Sky Medicine”, “Core Gate Theory”. Core Gate Universe Medicine got appraisal and recommendation by the committee of the International Integrative Medicine Conference on Dec 7th, 8th, 2019, which was held at UEWM and Stanford.
Dr Oscar Hernandez D.A.O.M, C.M.P
Attended Cabrillo College where he earned associates degrees in Liberal Arts, Economics and Mathematics. He worked as workshop leader at the Integrated Learning Center (ILC) in the Cabrillo Watsonville Campus.He was a former MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) and STARS (Students Transitioning in Academics and Research Success) member From there he did undergraduate work at University of California Santa Cruz in Chemistry, while being part of the ACE (Academic Excellence Program) and UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advance Degrees in Science). Dr Hernandez was former pharmacy technician working for Walgreens and Longs pharmacy, his senior thesis was in green chemistry. He went on to study at Five Branches University earning a certificate in massage therapy and his masters degree in traditional Chinese Medicine. From there he went on to obtain his DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) at University of East West Medicine. His dissertation was on the shortage of primary care providers in the U.S and the economics struggles of acupuncturists in the field. Dr. Hernandez is the president of Merchant Association of El Pajaro Community Development Corporation in Watsonville , where he has his private office Omni Health Medicine. He assists the community with various health challenges including pain management, sleep disorders and stress management.
Rui (Mary) Li, L.Ac
Mary graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1984 and received her BS in Medicine (MD in China) after five years study. Then, she completed additional three-years training in division of the united oriental & western medicine at department of internal medicine from the same university in 1988 for her Master degree in medicine. Her residency was completed at the 1st Hospital affiliated to the University. She went to Akita University School of Medicine in Japan as a visiting professor in 1991, and then worked in Kumazawa’s oriental hospital and Kato’s acupuncture clinics for years. She has practiced in China/Japan/US for over 30 years with extensive experience for treatment of various body pains and other disorders including anxiety, allergy, fatigue, insomnia, infertility, migraine headache, stress, women’s problems, etc. She has many publications in Chinese or Japanese journals. In 2001, Mary became a State-licensed acupuncturist and started to practice at her own “Li’s TCM Health Center” in the city of Santa Clara. She has been teaching classes of acupuncture at UEWM since 2009.
Dr. Kulbir Khalsa, DAOM
Dr. Khalsa has been practicing TCM for 12 years in London and California. She has been worked in variety of settings, including community clinics, student clinics and multidisciplinary practices. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California and has adopted an integrative approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine which combines ancient wisdom w. ith conventional biomedical knowledge. She has a special interest in treating internal medicine such as; women’s health, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, chronic pain and sleep disorders
Shanshan Lee LAc, Dipl. OM
She graduated from the University of East-West Medicine in Sunnyvale in 2007 and was licensed to practice acupuncture in CA in March 2008. She has been working as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner for more than 10 years, particularly specializing in internal medicine treatment with herbal prescriptions using principles from the classic Shang Han theories. From 2018 onward, Shanshan joins the faculty at UEWM as a professor in the English MSTCM program, teaching foundation classes such as Acupuncture I & II, as well as clinical classes such as TCM gynecology & Obstetrics, TCM Classics, and Clinical Applications of TCM. She also works as a supervisor at UEWM’s teaching clinic.
Dr. Qixiu Weng
He is a Professor of Department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University since 1991 and the Honorary Dean of College of Tai Chi at University of East-West Medicine. Dr. Weng won a gold medal in Tai Chi at Sungs International All Martial Arts Open Championship, Burlington Vermont 1993. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of World Shuaijiao Federation, and President of the US Collegiate Tai Chi Federation. He was a certified International Wushu judge by the international Wushu Federation (IWUF) 1993. Dr. Weng was an invited speaker at the 1988 Olympic Scientific Congress and has since spoken at many international conferences.
Jeong Soo Byun (aka Jason Byun), Ph.D., MSTCM, LAc, Dipl.O.M.
TEACHING (Lecturer) – from 2011 up to present: at UEWM
Herbal Pharmacology; TCM Foundation-I and II; Acupuncture-3; Chemistry; Physics
TEACHING (Lecturer) – 1998: at Chungbuk University, Korea
California Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
Guozhi Wan has been teaching TCM Acupuncture at University of East-West Medicine for over 20 years. He was also the vice President & Professor, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine
California Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
Western Medicine Professor at University of East-West Medicine.
California Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac. & Japan Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
Author of “Chinese herbal Medicine Formulas”