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.

Pai, Wen-Chiang, LAc, Dipl CH, MTCM, OMD, MD

Dr. Wen-Chiang Pai obtained his MD and Master of TCM from China Medical University (CMU) in Taiwan. He was one of the very few who was trained in both conventional and traditional medicine. He was also involved in the integration of both medicines in academic, clinical and research settings. He...

Palucci-Young, Anna, LAc, MSTOM

Anna Palucci Young, L.Ac. , is an experienced, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She holds a Master of Science inTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a 2006 graduate of the Chicago campus of the prestigious, San Diego-based Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Anna continues to...

Payne, Jacqueline, HHP, LAc

Jackie has studied and worked in the field of Eastern and Western bodywork traditions for the past 15 years, originally training in the UK and has a background in education and psychology and experience working in the areas of addiction recovery and women's health. She has a Masters in Child...

Petti, Kevin, PhD

Kevin Petti, PhD has been teaching in the departments of science and health at San Diego Miramar College since 1991. He teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, human dissection, and health science. He is a contributing author to three anatomy and physiology texts, and is president-emeritus...

Phillipi, Kate, DACM

Kate is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL where she received a master’s of science in traditional Oriental medicine (MSTOM). Kate went on to earn her doctorate of Chinese medicine (DACM) in 2016. She is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed in the...

Phillips, Don, MSTOM

Donald Phillips earned his master's degree from Pacific College in 2002 and practices in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. He earned his BFA from Oklahoma State University, and holds certificates in Therapuetic Massage and ThetaHealing. Donald has been a part of the faculty at PCOM since 2005, where...
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