Professional Experience:

1993 – present: Private Practice in Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine

Lafayette Acupuncture & Functional Medicine, 2920 Camino Diablo #210-C (2024 to present)
Lafayette Wellness, 961 Dewing Ave, Lafayette CA (2013-2023)
Radiance Family Wellness, 914 Dewing Ave, Lafayette CA (2019-2020)
Pacific Integrative & Functional Medicine, San Ramon CA (2016-2019)
SOMA Healing Arts, San Francisco (1995-2003)
Bancroft Center of Chinese Medicine, Berkley (1992-1995)


1996 – 2012: Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley

Academic Dean 2003 – 2010   

Assessed, developed, taught, and managed the curriculum for the professional Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine program, ensuring compliance for three ACAOM accreditation site visits.

Clinic Faculty 1996 – 2012   

Taught and supervised clinic interns from Observation through last year of clinical internship, helped develop and implement training protocols.

Didactic Faculty 2000 – 2012 

Taught classes in OM Theory, OM Diagnosis, General Biology, Organic/Biochemistry.


1993 – 1998: Community Clinic Practice

Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, San Francisco
Immune Enhancement Project, San Francisco


Volunteer Activities:

2008 – 2012: American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

Participation on the Education & Credentialing Committee of the AAAOM, including 1 year as chairperson.

2007 – 2010: Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Participation on the Entry Level Standards/Core Curriculum Committee and Co-Chair of Research Information Committee of the CCAOM, a consortium of American acupuncture colleges.

1996 – 2003: California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)

Served on board of directors including two years as president. High level of activity with legislation, education, insurance/HMO’s, and association merger. Served as annual conference coordinator for 4 years.

1997 – 2003: Council of Acupuncture & Oriental Medical Associations (CAOMA)

Served as CSOMA rep to CAOMA, the umbrella organization for various language acupuncture professional associations in California.

1997 – 2004: California Journal of Oriental Medicine (CJOM) 

Editorial board, Author, Editor in Chief


2020 – 2023: The Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine

Mentorship and training in telemedicine, advanced testing, and functional genomics.

1988 – 1991: M.S. – Traditional Chinese Medicine

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco

1979 – 1986: B.S. – Nutrition and Food Science

University of California, Berkeley

2002 – 2003: Masters level coursework

University of San Francisco, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, coursework in curriculum development, teacher training.

1976 – 1979: Lowell HS

San Francisco