Monday, August 2, 2010

Resume Details:


Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 9/1994-5/1998

Master of Science, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College (AIMC), Berkeley, CA. 4/2004-9/2007
Completed an accredited program of coursework and supervised practice in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Coursework included extensive exposure to various clinical issues involving 1000+ on-site and off-site clinical hours. This clinical training included a two week intensive study trip in Tokyo, Japan to study Japanese Meridian Therapy theory and various techniques with some of the top masters in the field (such as Shudo Denmei and Steven Brown).


California Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). 2/2008
National Acupuncture Certification (Dipl. O.M. NCCAOM) - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 3/2008


Meridian Health Clinic - Santa Monica, CA. 9/2009 - Present
Manages the all aspects of Meridian Health Clinic, a full-service acupuncture and herbal facility in Santa Monica, CA. Performs all the treatments, patient intakes and duties of the head acupuncturist with 1 support staff member and 2 treatment rooms available.  Custom herbal formulation are created for the majority of patients treated.  In addition to running the clinical side of the business, marketing and accounting roles are also managed successfully.
Barefoot Acupuncturists - Mumbai, India. 7/2009 - 8/2009
Managed the Barefoot Acupuncturists "Slum" Clinic for 1 month as the only acupuncturist present at the clinic. Performed all the treatments, patient intakes and duties of the head acupuncturist with 2 support staff members and 4 treatment tables. The clinic treated over 20 patients a day serving a poor "slum" area in central Mumbai (Bombay). Common patient conditions included diabetes, post-stroke paralysis, orthopedic imbalances, arthritis and gynecology issues. Taught scheduled classes to the clinic staff on various topics including acupuncture and TCM theory.

Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Kunming, Yunnan, China. 3/2009 - 4/2009
Studied modern clinical TCM (Herbs and Acupuncture) at an intensive "Clinical Practicum" in Kunming, China. Located at Yunnan's most famous traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital (with a university staff of 1225 faculty members), the program provided an extensive study of TCM practice in modern China. The training was focused mainly on TCM Herbology in a operating clinical setting with English translation provided. Herbology departments of high interest were: Dermatology, Nephrology, Cardiac/Lung, Gynecology, General Medicine, and Oncology.

Chinese Cultural Studies - China (various locations). 5/2009 - 6/2009
After the completion of a Clinical Study Program in Kunming, additional study in China was undertaken for the next 2 months at various locations in China. Study topics included Chinese Language, Tai Ji Chuan (Yang Shuo and Beijing), Chinese Calligraphy (Beijing) and further studies in Chinese Herbology (Beijing).
NADA Vietnam Cambodia Project - Vietnam & Cambodia. 2/2009 - 3/2009
Traveled through Vietnam and Cambodia with a group of American volunteers teaching the NADA ear protocol to local massage therapist and doctors. This project supports various groups and clinics in Southeast Asia who are treating patients with problems such as drug addiction and mental problems.

Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Earth Nonprofit) - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. 1/2009-2/2009
Performed acupuncture and assisted in various procedures at a birthing clinic in Bali, Indonesia. The clinic's health related activities include prenatal care & risk assessment, birth services, postpartum support and more. This clinical experience provided extensive experience in prenatal care and pediatric acupuncture techniques.

Penang and Wellesley Buddhist Free Clinic (MBFC) - Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) - Penang, Malaysia. 12/2008
Performed and observed acupuncture treatments at a Buddhist Hospital (free-clinic) in Penang, Malaysia. This first-rate, modern hospital facility provides free medical services to those who cannot otherwise afford such care. The acupuncture treatment style was dominated by very modern TCM treatment techniques and modalities (limited diagnosis, extensive use of electro-stim, etc)

Benchen Monastery Free Clinic - Kathmandu, Nepal. 8/2008-10/2008
Managed the Benchen Monastery Free Acupuncture Clinic for 2 months, seeing about 20 patients a day as the only Acupuncturist present for most of the duration. During this time, trainings in energetic acupuncture treatment principles were also given by Master Matthias Hunecke, a German Acupuncturist with a high degree of expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Namgyal Qusar Tibetan Healing Centre - Dharamsala, India. 7/2008
Dispensed acupuncture treatments and herbal therapies with a local Tibetan Medicine Doctor in Northern India. At the clinic, Tibetan Medicine and TCM Therapies were combined to provide the best possible treatments for patients.

Acupuncture Institute and Free Community Clinic of Ananda Nagar (AIAN) - West Bengal, India. 3/2008-4/2008
Performed acupuncture treatments and diagnosis at a free-clinic in an extremely poor rural area of India for 6 weeks. Worked in an extremely challenging environment where the patient demand was high (up to 90 patients a day) and medical supplies were very limited. The clinic (run by an organization called AIAN) provides treatment for the local residents who are greatly in need of health care in rural India.

Medical Qi Gong Practitioner Program - Modules I-III. 2006-2007
Tai Ji Chuan - Chen & Yang Styles - various teachers
Reiki Level I & II Certification
Kung Fu - Wushu & 8-Step Mantis - 3 years of training
Yoga Instructor & Practitioner - Hatha, Kundalini & Tantra Styles - 5+ years