Christián Jovanovíc

As an educator and clinician, Dr. Christián Jovanovíc has strived to advance the ethical and patient centered practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a background in integrative medicine and higher education, he has assisted in creating a broader dialogue concerning the practice of Chinese Medicine in Minnesota and ensuring the training of future practitioners is grounded in safety, ethical practice, and professionalism. He received his doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac). Dr. Jovanovíc is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

In his professional roles, he has the opportunity to interface with future health care providers and health care consumers. Dr. Jovanovíc is an advocate for advancing the broader dialogue on current health care disparities, especially among underserved or represented populations. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, he feels it is imperative that the unique needs of this demographic have a broader voice at the state and national policy levels. His clinical experience has allowed him to be part of traditional practice settings in addition to integrated care models in acute care facilities. Dr. Jovanovíc’s primary clinical specialization has focused on providing holistic care to those with terminal oncology diagnoses and assisting with improving quality of life for the patient and their families. Dr. Jovanovíc has dedicated over a decade to higher education and achieved the rank of Associate Professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where he served as Program Director, and Infection Control Officer. Dr. Jovanovíc is an advocate for evidence informed, patient centered care supported by best practice models and policies. He has had the good fortune to be on the front end of policy development as it applies to acupuncture practice for one of the largest integrative medicine programs in Minnesota. He is also a subject matter expert on the utilization of Electronic Health Records for TCM practitioners, and best practices related to medical documentation among CAM providers. Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Jovanovíc is passionate about patient education and ensuring the safe and ethical practice of his profession. He has participated on the Legislative and Ethics Committees of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medical Association of Minnesota (AOMAM) working to strengthen relationships between the TCM profession and community.

Dr. Jovanovíc teaches Fundamental of Chinese Medicine 4, Preventive Medicine Public Health, and Practice Management and Ethics in the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and the transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (tDACM) programs.

Is a Career in Acupuncture Right for You? Take The Career Readiness Quiz