Faculty - San Diego

Allen, Marilyn, MS

With an MS in management and administration from Pepperdine University, Marilyn Allen is an expert in practice-building, office management, marketing, and professional ethics and jurisprudence. In addition to teaching the Practice Management class at Pacific College, Marylin has also been the...

Austin, Catherine, LAc

Catherine Austin earned her Master's Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998. She has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice for 15 years in both Northern and Southern California and in South America, specializing in digestive disorders, allergies, auto-...

Bender, Brian, LAc, MS, MTOM

Brian Bender earned his BS in Education/Mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1975, and in 1984 he received a Master's degree from the McLaren College of Business Administration, University of San Francisco. After earning his MSTOM degree from Pacific College in 1996, Brian has gone on to...

Bezkor, Edward W., PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

Dr. Bezkor has been in practice since 1998. He joined the PCOM team with 14 years of clinical experience from the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine NYU Medical Center, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine, FL and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Springfield...

Blakeway, Jill, LAc

YinOva founder Jill Blakeway is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and both a highly skilled and an empathic and intuitive practitioner. She is also an author and speaker. She specializes in the care of women and children, and in particular in using Chinese medicine...

Campbell, Jennifer, MD

Dr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Board Certified in both Family Practice and Holistic Medicine. She practiced and taught clinical medicine for twenty-five years before moving to San Diego. She is a graduate of the UCLA Medical School Acupuncture for...

Chang, Lily, LAc, DAOM

Lily (Xuan) Chang, after 5 years medical training from Liaoning TCM College in China began her Journey in TCM field with research of stroke factors for elderly at Shenyang TCM institute since 1983. She practiced Chinese medicine in both Shenyang and Changzhou TCM hospital before coming to the USA...

Conover, William K.C., LAc, MTOM

K.C. Conover began his career and study of Oriental Medicine in 1983 while attending Mueller College of Massage in San Diego. He was a guest instructor there, and at the California College of Natural Therapy for several years before entering Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 1987. Graduating...

Cook, Aaron, LAc

Aaron Cook is a licensed acupuncturist working in San Diego, California. He received his Masters degree in Oriental medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2003, and currently teaches pediatric acupuncture and massage at the College. Aaron is a clinical supervisor at many of...

Corvera, Louis D., LAc, MSTOM

Louis is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from PCOM and a Bachelor's degree from UCSD. Louis has been a long-time practitioner of Asian Martial Arts, Qi Gong and Indigenous Healing Arts; and he has been teaching them since 1993.

Cronin, Christine, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Prior to attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Christine earned degrees in History, Political Science and Psychology as well as served in the Marine Corps. After serving in the Marine Corps, she discovered her passion for wanting to help others by treating the whole person which...

Davis, Denice, MA, JD, LMFT

Ms. Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Diego. She joined the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Counseling department in June 2013. Ms. Davis also is an adjunct faculty member in the Marital and Family...

Douat, Joseph, LAc

Joseph Douat started his journey in Oriental Medicine in 1980 studying shiatsu massage and macrobiotic principles. Since then he earned a BA in psychology from Chapman University and an MTOM from Pacific College. He has worked in a variety of medical settings: at the Macrobiotic Health Center of...

Duran, Margi, LAc

Margi Duran, LAc, graduated Cum Laude from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2000, and is currently enrolled as a Doctoral Fellow at Pacific. She is certified by the Hepatitis C Professional Certification Program, and much of her practice focuses on the treatment of pain, auto-immune...

Eberle, Kristina, HHP

Kristina is a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Ancient Thailand Massage. She began her training in 1991 at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego, CA. She studied Thailand Massage in 1992 with Dr. Richard Gold and again in 1996. Kristina has been...

Garman, Karen, EdD, MAPP

Dr. Garman is president and senior learning consultant of Healthcare Education, Leadership & Performance, Inc. (HELP, Inc), where she trains healthcare providers how to become better educators, leaders and researchers. Her professional training is in medical education and is a certified human...

Garrison, Phil, MTCM, DAOM

Phil Garrison, MTCM, DAOM, teaches classics in the doctoral program. He received his master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Five Branches University in 2009, and his doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from PCOM in 2014. As a master's student, he served as teaching...

Gomes, Stacy, EdD, MAEd

Dr. Gomes is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she has worked since 1997. She received her master's degree in education technology at San Diego State University in 1997 and her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of La Verne in 2006...

Gould, Lili

After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lili moved to Philadelphia in 1996 to attend Bryn Mawr College where she studied Art History and French. After graduation in 2000, her studies took her to Paris, France and then to New York City where she explored a career at the Museum of Modern Art...

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