Faculty

The history of Oriental medicine spans centuries and nations. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has assembled an expert and varied academic team, respected both in the US and abroad, to do justice to this expansive body of knowledge. Faculty members have been selected for their ability to convey both a deep appreciation of traditional Oriental medicine and massage and an understanding of the problems that affect patients in today's modern culture. From acupuncturists and medical doctors to massage therapists and Taoist priests, PCOM's faculty will be an essential and continuing resource during your education and beyond into private practice. PCOM employs nearly 200 faculty members at its three campuses. Because the faculty is our most valuable resource, we hope you visit at least one of our campuses and sit in on some classes to experience their magic firsthand.

Halpain, Dan, ABT, HHP

Dan Halpain, ABT, HHP, has been professionally involved in health and fitness for over 30 years. He is a former physical education instructor who has presented at workshops, designed curriculum, and served as Master Teacher and Mentor. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1984 with a...

Halsey, Holly, LAc

Holly graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master's of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1998. She specializes in musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, fybromyalgia, TMJ paralysis, neuropathies and post surgical pain. She also uses acupuncture, Chinese 5-element massage and...

Haradin, East, LAc, DAOM

With a commitment to helping others actualize their full potential and wellbeing, Dr. East Haradin has been a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine since 1999. In addition to a private practice, she shares her passion for this medicine as a professor, and clinical...

Harris, Mitch, LAc, MSTOM

Mitchell Harris graduated with honors from New York University's Film and Television Tisch School of the Arts. His undergraduate thesis work in experimental documentary video was nominated for a grant by faculty and was screened in several countries. Deciding to be more hands in his desire to help...

Hashemipour, David M., PhD, LAc, MD

Dr. Hashemipour has a Clinical PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He also holds a foreign medical doctor (MD) degree in Western medicine. He was an assistant professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he practiced and taught...

Hayden, Lauren, DAOM, LAc

Lauren received her DAOM and Massage Therapy Certification from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and her MTCM from Five Branches University. She specializes in the Integration of East/West Medicine, Mental/Emotional Health, Musculoskeletal Issues, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pain Management,...

Healy, Elizabeth B., JD, MSTOM, LAc

Elizabeth B. Healy is the founder and owner of West Village Acupuncture. She studied Acupuncture and related disciplines at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). In her practice she focuses on treating psycho-...

Heller, Moshe, LAc

Moshe Heller is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He is the former academic dean and chair of the department of oriental medicine at Pacific College, New York. Moshe has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine for the past 18 years. He taught at the Hebrew...

Helm, William, BS, HHP

Bill Helm is an ordained Taoist priest and is the Director of the renowned Taoist Sanctuary in San Diego. He teaches Qi Gong, Tui Na, Tai Ji and Taoist philosophy at Pacific College. He travels to China regularly to participate in seminars on Qi Gong and Tui Na, recently working with the Chinese...

Holdwick, Aimee, DAOM, LAc

Dr. Holdwick received both her doctorate and master’s degrees from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and has been a faculty member there since 2010. The focus of her doctoral research was investigating the use of acupressure for stress management with nurses. She is a licensed...

Hope, Kathy, HHP

Kathy Hope, a native San Diegan, studied liberal arts and photography at several Southern California colleges, and then worked as a photographer for a small publication. In 1990 she heard the call to return to San Diego and begin her journey into holistic health at Mueller College of Holistic...

Howell, Lori, LAc, MSTOM

Lori Howell is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has completed advanced studies in Chinese Medicine at Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and Bantautak Traditional Medicine Hospital in Thailand. She is the Assistant Academic Dean and teaches in the...

Huang, Tantan, BA, MA, TCM

Tantan Huang earned his Bachelor's of Medicine from Chengdu College of TCM in 1983. In 1986 he received his Master of Chinese Culture from the Sichuan Normal College where his research was in the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine literature. Dr. Huang maintained a private practice in Chengdu...

Hurrle, Tom, MSOM, LAc

Tom Hurrle teaches Japanese Style Acupuncture at The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. He uses Shakuju and Japanese Meridian Therapy, methods based on refined palpation and delicate needle technique. He is a past president of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental...

Hurtado-Langer, Anna, MSTOM

Anna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Whittier College before earning a Master's of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, in 2004. She currently has a private practice in Bay Park.
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