Established in 1990

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, USA, 2009 – Present
  • M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA and Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Master of Business Administration, Texas Health and Science University
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University)
Dr. Maoyi Cai served as a board member of the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Canada, from 2003 to 2005. He was also the Dean of Academic Affairs at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, between 1997 and 2005. Dr. Cai passed the American and Canadian medical licensing examinations, and was certified as an M.D. in 1997 and 1999, respectively. Between 1990 and 1996, Dr. Cai taught a variety of biomedical science courses at colleges and universities in Texas and New Mexico. Dr. Cai practiced medicine, in the Shanghai Medical University, from 1984 to 1990. Dr. Cai joined the faculty of the Texas Health and Science University in January, 2006. Dr. Cai has been the Academic Dean since 2008.
  • Ph.D. in Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Shaanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Dr. Cao earned her Master’s degree in 2003 and her Doctorate in 2006. She came to the University in January of 2007 with over ten years of experience as a clinician, instructor, and researcher in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in Internal Medicine. She has published original research in journals such as Traditional Chinese Medicine Research and Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine on Digestion, and has edited volumes such as Methodology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Master of Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Master of Business Administration, Boston University
  • BBA, Yonsei University, Korea
Dr. Hong has instructed many students of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2008.  In addition to his teaching, Dr. Hong has served as academic dean in Korean and English language MSTCM programs, participated in program evaluation, served as campus security officer, and assisted in adoption of several online program management systems.  Dr. Hong’s broad experience as a licensed acupuncturist and earned doctorate make him a welcome addition to our core faculty at Texas Health and Science University.
  • M.A.O.M., Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Services from University of North Texas
  • B.A. in Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ms. Allison Yu is a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is nationally recognized as a board-certified Diplomat in oriental medicine by the NCCAOM.  With a background in education, she has been supervising the Student Intern Clinic at THSU and bringing her practical experience to help students with theoretical understanding.  Along with her general practice, she has strong interests in pain management, reproductive and gynecological conditions, and “Shen – Zhi” conditions which include insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, ADHD and weight control.  With over 10 years’  practice as an alternative health care professional, her passion is being a healer by combining a counseling and education background with Chinese medicine methods.  She helps her patients to cultivate a holistic understanding of the influences of body, mind, spirit, and environment, and she provides her patients with whole health treatments.

 

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Master of Medicine in Pharmacology, Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Dr. Zheng served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor , and Associate Dean at Shandong University of TCM. He is a member of the China National Committee of Chinese Medicinal Formulae, paper reviewer of Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Journal of Shanxi Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to his more than 20 years of teaching, research, and clinical research experience, Dr. Zheng has almost 20 papers and books of TCM published in both Chinese and English. Dr. Zheng joined the faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2001.
Tiffany Smith, Lic.Ac., M.S.A.O.M. (Austin Campus)
TCM ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR
M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University
B.S., Microbiology, Texas Tech University
Teaching Specialization:  Biomedical Sciences

Ms. Smith is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and a board-certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine.  A graduate of Texas Health and Science University in August 2012, Ms. Smith was the Valedictorian of her class graduating with highest academic honors at the Summer Graduation Ceremony.  She earned her bachelor’ s degree in Microbiology and the Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at Texas Tech University.   Prior to pursuing a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Smith spent 15 years in the biotech industry as a research scientist, technical writer, and marketing manager.  Smith also has taught at Austin Community College and joined the Faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2013. She teaches courses in Western Biomedical Sciences.  She maintains her own acupuncture practice specializing in pain and stress management, and Internal Medicine.
  • D.A.O.M, Texas Health and Science University

  • M.A.O.M., Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas in San Antonio

Dr. Guerrero, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is Owner of Alamo Acucare, a practice located in San Antonio, Texas, which specializes in pain management, chronic conditions, martial arts, and sport related injuries.  He received his doctoral and master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees from Texas Health and Science University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Mr. Guerrero is Senior Instructor at the Mu Sool Won of San Antonio, Martial Arts Center.
  • D.A.C.M., Pacific College of Health and Science

  • M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University

  • B.A. in Media Arts, University of Arizona 
Dr. Jessie Villegas is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Texas and is nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. She earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at Texas Health and Science University in San Antonio, Texas, and has received her doctorate at Pacific College of Health and Science. Dr. Villegas’s rich Mexican heritage, holistic health, and herbal remedies have always been a part of her life. Throughout the years Jessie has worked as a wellness coach, group exercise instructor, and personal trainer.  “My goal as a practitioner is to not only treat the patient’s ailment but to educate them on sensing imbalances before they become problematic.  This enables health to synergistically flow through all aspects of life.”
Sung Moon (S. Moon) Rhim Lic. Ac., M.S. in Oriental Medicine
(Austin and San Antonio Campus)
CLINIC ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR
DAOM Candidate, Five Branches University - Present
MS in Oriental Medicine, South Baylo University
BA in Social Science, Ehwa Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Ms. Moon is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, nationally certified Board Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM, and a member of the EBM. She completed her Oriental Medicine education in Los Angeles, California, and afterwards she underwent an intensive clinical practice in Silicon Valley where she treated over 10,000 patients. She is currently a DAOM candidate with focus on PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Addiction, and other psychological symptoms. Furthermore, Ms. Rhim has a great number of experience in applying Bio-Acupuncture, facial rejuvenation techniques, and internal medicine. She teaches clinic classes in Austin and San Antonio.
Rongmin Jiang, Ph.D. (China),
(San Antonio Campus)
ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR
Ph.D., Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Master of Clinical Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
*Teaching Specialization: Acupuncture, Herbology

Dr. Jiang is an experienced practitioner and instructor in traditional Chinese medicine, having served in hospital settings in China, as a lecturer in the U.S., and as a supervisor of traditional Chinese medicine students. His specialties include internal medicine, gynecology, and pediatrics, as well as treating nervous system and skeletal muscle system disorders with the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine. His research studies have included acupuncture for the treatment of ischemic stroke patients, research on the classic text Shang Han Lun, and many other subjects. Dr. Jiang has experience collaborating with traditional and modern physicians in emergency, outpatient, and inpatient settings.
Rongpei Lan, Ph.D., M.D. (China)
(San Antonio Campus)
ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR
Clinical Ph.D. (China) in Urology, Medical Center of Fudan University
Clinical Master’s Degree in Medicine (China), Urology, Shanghai Second Medical University
Bachelor of Medicine M.D. (China), Medical Center of Fudan University and Shanghai Second Medical University
Teaching Specialization: Biomedical Science

Dr. Lan has studied and worked in the field of urology for 25 years. Following his residency in Shanghai, he continued his doctoral and post-doctoral work at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in the field of kidney injury, failure, and transplantation, where he also taught and supervised medical and doctoral students. As a research scientist, Dr. Lan is the co-author of numerous professional papers and study abstracts and the translator of a book chapter from English to Chinese. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for his academic achievements.
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