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VITALS

BIRTH PLACE:  Los Angeles, California
MARITAL STATUS: Married. Two daughters.

UNDERGRADUATE  EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO (Muir College), 9/75-5/79
DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts, 1979
MAJOR: Biology/Biochemistry
MINOR: Visual Arts
HONORS: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
TEACHING: Teaching assistant in Biochemistry; Tutor in Chemistry, Physics
RESEARCH: Mechanism of c-AMP action in liver cell lines (under direction of M.H. Saier, PhD.)

MEDICAL EDUCATION

MEDICAL SCHOOL: UCLA School of Medicine 9/79 thru 5/83
DEGREE: Doctor of Medicine, 1983
INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY: University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Three year program in Internal Medicine) 6/83 thru 8/86
CHIEF RESIDENCY: University of New Mexico School of Medicine 7/86 thru 8/86
CERTIFICATION:
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine- 9/10/86. Board Cert. #107373
Diplomat, American Board of Medical Acupuncture- 7/3/01
LICENSURE: California License G 056963

ACUPUNCTURE MEDICAL EDUCATION

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE:
(1) UCLA School of Medicine, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians training program, 11/98-5/99
(2) Academy of Pain Management, 6/99
(3) International Auricular Acu. Conf., 8/99
(4) Five Element Acu. For Physicians, 10/99

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE:
(1) UCLA Center for East/West Med., 2/99-3/99 (Acu. & Herbology
(2) Emperor College of Traditional Oriental Med. (Didactic and Clinics) 3/99-12/99
(3) Mentoring under tutelage of Xiuling Ma, Ph.D, OMD, 7/99-12/99
(4) Chinese Herbology with Anastacia White, OMD, 2004/2005

AAMA MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION: 11/99

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRACTICING INTERNIST:
(1) Staff model HMO physician with FHP, Long Beach, CA   9/86 thru 8/87
(2) Private practice physician with a multispecialty group (Lombard Medical Group) in Agoura Hills, CA  8/87-11/98 
(3) Educational sabbatical, for intensive study of acupuncture/Chinese Medicine  12/98-12/99
(4) Solo private practice in Agoura Hills, CA  1/00-Present

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center,
Thousand Oaks, CA  8/87 thru Present
Honorary Award for 19 years of outstanding service on the Medical
Staff of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
(1) Medical Director, Villa Esperanza Residence for the Developmentally Disabled 1988-1993
(2) Member/Volunteer Physician for “Doctors to the World” in Tecalutla, Mexico 12/98
(3) Volunteer Physician at Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks, CA 9/04 - Present
(4) Medical Advisor, Executive Board Member, Fundraiser, “Los Angeles Retarded Citizens Foundation&rdquo 1986 thru present

ORGANIZATIONS:
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Diplomat, American Association of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
Member, American Medical Association, CMA, LACMA

INTERESTS: Film, Travel, Marathon Running