Distinguished Alumni

Emperor’s College distinguished alumni are successful and highly regarded practitioners of Oriental medicine who continue to push the medicine to new heights while remaining deeply rooted in its history and tradition.

Emperor’s alumni maintain thriving private practices, serve as faculty and directors at acupuncture and Oriental medicine colleges across the country and are known as pioneering political leaders within the field. Our graduates hold leadership positions in national and statewide organizations, including the American Association of Oriental Medicine and the California Acupuncture Board.

The Doctorate program which began in 2004 further demonstrates Emperor’s efforts to create the future of Oriental medicine by graduating highly trained specialists in the field who contribute to its advancement through scholarship, medical specialization, leadership and academia.

Dual degree graduates from Emperor’s College include the President of Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (Texas), the President of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (California) and Founder and Director of the inpatient acupuncture program at Good Samaritan Hospital. The pioneering research initiative at Good Samaritan Hospital is supported by a $220,000 grant from the UniHealth Foundation and is also the externship home of Emperor’s doctoral fellows.

Distinguished alumni include

Linda Allen 1989
Producer of healing trips to Cuba for the Delegation on Natural Health, People and Global Citizens Commonwealth Club, World Affairs Council Circle and Deepak Chopra’s Journey to Healing.

Nathan Anderson 2003
President, California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA); Former clinic director, Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

Brendan Armm, DAOM 2008;2005
Founder and medical director of Lotus East-West Medical Center, Santa Monica, California.

Victoria Blake 2000
Coordinator for The Center for Health and Healing, Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Patricia Fitzgerald, DAOM 2011; 1991
International lecturer; author of The Detox Solution, Illumination Press; wellness editor for Huffington Post.

Steve Given 1992
Dean of clinical education, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco; Associate dean of clinical education, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington; Program director, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program, Bastyr University.

Martin Herbkersman 2003
Chairman, South Carolina Acupuncture Advisory Committee to the Board of Medical Examiners; vice president, State Affairs, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; advocate for legislation to increase public access to acupuncture and protect consumers from unqualified practitioners.

Joseph Kihyon Kim 1986
Author and translator of five books including Oriental Medicine: A Modern Interpretation, and An Introduction to Sasang Constitutional Medicine.

Jung Min Kim 1987
Chairman, California State Acupuncture Committee, 1996-1999; Member, California State Acupuncture Committee, 1994-1999.

Kyung Kim 1987
Editor and translator, Oriental Medicine: A Modern Interpretation, Yuin University Press, 1996.

Starrie Lowe 2000
Staff acupuncturist at UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.

Cathy Margolin 2008
Founder and president, Pacific Herbs.

Neal Miller 1987
President, Acupuncture and Integrated Medicine Specialists.

Will Morris, DAOM 2006; 1986
President emeritus, AAAOM; President & CEO, Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, Texas.

Jeannette Painovich, DAOM 2006; 2000
Director of acupuncture services at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California; Grant recipient to study effectiveness of acupuncture in the inpatient setting at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Lucy Postolov 1996
Staff acupuncturist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Teri Powers 2000
President, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley, California.

Naomi Richman 2002
Founder of Bee Well Kidz in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; Member of the International Advisory Board for the Holistic Pediatric Alliance
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Z’ev Rosenberg 1988
Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, California; Herbal product designer, Alembic Herbals; Author of A Chinese Look at Western Pharmaceuticals.

Evan Ross 2000
Complementary medicine advisor to National Brain Tumor Foundation; Board member, Center for Integrative Health, Medicine and Research; Member, Director’s Board for Acupuncture, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Ray Rubio, DAOM 2006
Founder and director, American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Lisa Schwartz, MD 2006
Medical director, Integrative Medicine, Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Burbank, California.

Pedram Shojai 2001
Founder and director, Well.org; Director, documentary Vitality.

Al Stone 1995
Founder, Acupuncture.com.

Steven Tan, MD 2002
Former chair, California Acupuncture Board; Founder and director, Integrative Institute for East-West Medicine, Beverly Hills, California.

Deborah Turner 2003
Founder, Acupuncture Pilot Program, El Monte Police Department, California.

Katherine White, PhD 1995
Former president, American University of Complementary Medicine, Los Angeles, California. Former academic dean, Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, California.