A native of New York City, William Casalaina was registered in one of the first classes at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in September of 1993. He graduated Fordham University in the Bronx in 1980, the Swedish Institute (massage) in 1991 and Pacific College in 1997; earning a Bachelor of Arts, Degree in Massage therapy and Master of Science in Acupuncture. He joined the faculty of PCOM in 2000 as a clinic supervisor and over the years has taught a number of didactic classes. He currently serves as the Chair of Clinical Practice at PCOM. Additionally, in May of 2001, Mr. Casalaina started supervising in the clinic and teaching a variety of courses at the Swedish College of Acupuncture where he served as the Chair of the Clinic and Clinical Skills departments in 2009 and 2010. As of January 2012, he serves as Chair of Clinical Practice and as of February 2012, Chair of the Curriculum and Program Review Committee.
He was a past board member of the now disbanded New York Acupuncture Coalition in 2002 and was a board member of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) in 2007 and 2008. He is certified by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and has studied homeopathy extensively. Mr. Casalaina currently maintains a private practice on East 55th street.