Faculty

Performing an Acupuncture Session

Faculty

Course Founder & Director

Joseph F. Audette, M.A., M.D.

Joseph F. Audette, M.A., M.D.

Dr. Audette is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pain Management at Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard. His research on acupuncture for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome has been sponsored by the NIH and was mentioned as a seminal study by the New York Times. He is an internationally recognized investigator in acupuncture winning the ICMART Science Award (The International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) for the most influential study on acupuncture in 2017. He is also an expert in pain and has been interviewed on this subject by Fox News and NPR. While completing his residency at Columbia University, he attended the Tristate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York. Dr. Audette is a recognized authority in dry needling techniques for the treatment of pain and point verification methods of acupuncture. He has been teaching the Kiiko style of acupuncture for over 20 years.

Learn from an Internationally Acclaimed Master in Acupuncture

System Founder

Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac.

Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac.

Kiiko Matsumoto is the founder of the Kiiko Style of acupuncture and considered to be a "living Master of Acupuncture". She is well known for her ability to integrate the work of some of the most famous Japanese masters into her practice for the last three decades. Her dedication to researching and applying the Chinese medical classics to clinical practice makes her one of the world authorities on the subject of acupuncture.

Instructors

Allison Bailey, MD

Allison Bailey, M.D.

Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Mt. Auburn Hospital, expert at dry needling techniques and treatment of women’s health issues. Founder of the Integrated Health and Fitness Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ana Nieves, M.D., M.B.A.

Ana Nieves, M.D., M.B.A.​

Specialized in Internal Medicine, clinical nutrition, facial diagnosis and aesthetic medicine. Expert in advanced techniques in Kiiko style of acupuncture, official teacher and assistant to Kiiko Matsumoto and her style of acupuncture.

Ilaria Merlo, M.D., MSc.

Ilaria Merlo, M.D., MSc.​

Expert at integration of acupuncture with other holistic practices, experienced physician practitioner of Kiiko style of acupuncture.

Gary Howerton, MD

Gary Howerton, M.D.

Board certified in Emergency Medicine, expert in use of Kiiko Matsumoto style of acupuncture in the emergency room setting.

Jay Sandweiss D.O.

Jay Sandweiss D.O.

Board certified by the AOA in neuro-musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is an expert at the integration of osteopathy and acupuncture.

Frank H. Willard, Ph.D.

Frank H. Willard, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internationally recognized expert and teacher in elucidating pain mechanisms as they relate to osteopathy and acupuncture.

Bridie J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Bridie J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrews received her BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University (UK) and PhD in History from Cambridge University (UK). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Her research focus includes: History of China; History of medicine, especially in E Asia; Modern history of acupuncture; History of trade in drugs and materia medica.

Dominik Irnich, Dr.Med.

Dominik Irnich, Dr.Med.

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Head of the Interdisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig- Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; President of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA).

Michael Hammes, Dr.Med.

Michael Hammes, Dr.Med.

Former Lecturer of the German Physicians Society of Acupuncture, Director of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Medicine. He is a consultant neurologist, expert in Chinese medicine and pulse diagnosis, acupuncture, complementary medicine and pain therapy.

Petra Bäumler, MSc, MPH, Ph.D.

Petra Bäumler, MSc, MPH, Ph.D.

Experienced researcher in the field of acupuncture and pain at the Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., M.P.H.

Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Director, Medical Acupuncture Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital Director.

Margaret Naeser, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Margaret Naeser, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Research Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, International expert in laser acupuncture and traumatic brain injury.

Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D. L.Ac.

Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D. L.Ac.

Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital. His research currently focuses on using functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Wolfram Stör, Dr.Med.

Wolfram Stör, Dr.Med.

Former president of the German Medical Acupuncture Association ((DÄGfA), expert in neural therapy and the treatment of disturbance fields with acupuncture.

Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP

Xiangrong Shao, M.D., FACP

Staff geriatrician, expert in Battlefield Acupuncture and an instructor at VA Maryland Healthcare System. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice/palliative care medicine.

Saeed Kahn

Saeed Kahn, M.D.

Specialist in Geriatric medicine, he completed his formal medical acupuncture training with The International Acupuncture Course for Physicians.

Marcia Yamamura, MD

Marcia Yamamura, M.D.

Experienced physician acupuncture practitioner, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (UNIFESP). Expert at using acupuncture in an urgent care setting.

Learn from Internationally Recognized Experts in Medical Acupuncture

Attendance Limited
Each year we restrict total enrollment to ensure that we maintain an optimal student to teacher ratio during the clinical sessions with patients. Admission to the course is on a first come first serve basis.

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