1989, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA. Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude, Sigma Xi.
1993, The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.
1996, The University of Connecticut School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency, Hartford, CT. Teaching Honor from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Board Certified Family Medicine 1996, 2002, 2009, 2019
Board Certified Medical Acupuncture 2013
2001 and 2012, UCLA/Helms Medical Institute in Los Angeles, CA – certified to practice Medical Acupuncture
2004, Ayurveda Training Program (audit), from the Ayurvedic Academy, a program administered through and affiliated with Bastyr Naturopathic College
2007, Clinical Pulse Practicum, The Ayurvedic Institute/ Vasant Lad
2010, Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine for Physicians from the Academy of Pain Research, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2013, Certification in Chinese (Neurological) Scalp Acupuncture with Jason Hao DOM
2014, Training in Auricular Allergy Treatment, One-Needle Allergy Desensitization Therapy with Nader Soliman MD, FAAMA
2015–2017, Appointed and served as Physician Advisor/Board Member of North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board
2016–present, Multiple trainings & certifications in ablative & non-ablative laser, injectables, and dermatologic surgical procedures/minimally invasive aesthetic medicine
2015–present, Advanced healing modality training / resonance, including course work with Sandra Ingerman
2021, EMG training certification completion
Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Society for Acupuncture Research, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
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