Faculty Members

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

WONGU UNIVERSITY OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

THE FIRST AND ONLY ORIENTAL MEDICINE UNIVERSITY IN NEVADA OFFERING A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORIENTAL MEDICINE (MSOM) DEGREE

FACULTY MEMBERS

Tamar Aziz, MD

Course: Western Medicine

Dr. Aziz Bio
Dr. Aziz received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Molecular Biology) and subsequently earned his medical degree (M.D.) from St. George’s University School of Medicine. After residency training in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, he trained at the National Institutes of Health ( NCI – Frederick, Maryland) in a post-doctoral fellowship, where he studied the molecular biology of natural killer cells in the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology. Dr. Aziz has a passion for teaching in both domestic and international campuses over the past 15 years, working previously as a faculty member at Towson University (Baltimore, Maryland), the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and the Fiji School of Medicine. Dr. Aziz teaches Western medicine courses.

Nancy Brandt, DVM, CVC, CVA

Course: Western Medicine

Dr. Brandt Bio
Dr. Brandt attended the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical School and graduated with honors in 1990.
Before attending medical school she attained a 5 year triple BA degree in biology, chemistry and physics. In 1998
she began her studies in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic modalities like
homeopathy and pioneered the field of veterinary aromatherapy. In 1999 she founded the Natural Care Institute,
an exclusive holistic veterinary practice focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine and other modalities for animals.
Dr. Brandt has spent years integrating multiple medical modalities into her practice of healing. Dr. Brandt teaches
Western medicine courses.

Byung Soo Choi, BA, MSOM, L.Ac. (CA)

Course: Herbology / Oriental Medicine

Prof. Choi Bio
Prof. Byung Soo Choi is a master teacher and clinician in the fields of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and clinical application. He has over twenty years of teaching and clinical experience, and has taught at various Oriental Medical Universities throughout the United States. He regularly conducts thorough, comprehensive review classes on acupuncture, theory, herbs, formulas, and western medicine for California Acupuncture Licensure Examination (CALE) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Prof. Choi teaches Oriental medicine and herbology courses.

Michelle Dahan, MS

Course: Western Medicine

Prof. Dahan Bio
Prof. Dahan obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2005, and completed her M.S. in Counseling, specializing in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. In addition to the coursework and practical application of the graduate program, Michelle has completed over 3,500 post graduate clinical hours in her field of study toward psychotherapy licensure. Her training background includes a wide spectrum of mental health and emotional disorders, as well as additional training in treating adolescents, and assessing for crisis intervention. Prof. Dahan also conducts regularly a mandated anger management treatment program for both adolescents and adults. Prof. Dahan teaches Counseling and Communications at Wongu University.

 

Desta Dibaba, MS

Course: Basic Science

 

Prof. Choi Bio
Prof. Desta Dibaba holds a Masters degree in Applied Physics from Punjabi University, India. Prof. Dibaba has an extensive background as an educator of physics. He has taught undergraduate Physics courses for 6 years at Debub University , Dilla College of Teacher Education in Ethiopia. He also has served in the position of Head of the Physics Department at the same college for two years. Currently, he is a Physics instructor at College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Professor Dibaba will be teaching physics at Wongu University.

 

Michael Ferris, BA, MSTOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine

 

Dr. Ferris Bio
Dr. Ferris received a BA in Asian Studies with a minor in Chinese language from San Diego State University. He continued on to work as a translator and interpreter of Mandarin Chinese for numerous international corporations, governments and museums while living in Taiwan and traveling throughout Asia for over ten years. He returned to San Diego to study traditional Chinese medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He is licensed in California and Nevada, and currently treats patients at his private practice in Northwest Las Vegas. Dr. Ferris teaches Oriental Medicine courses at Wongu University.
Rachel Kohl, BA, MSTOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Oriental Medicine

Dr. Kohl Bio
Dr. Kohl is a Las Vegas native who received her BA in psychology from UNLV before going on to obtain her Oriental medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. She also has over 13 years experience in business development and bookkeeping, having worked in and consulted with multiple small businesses and startups. She is licensed in California and Nevada and sees patients at her private practice in Northwest Las Vegas. She is also the owner of Acu Accounting, a consulting business to aid new acupuncturists entering the field. Dr. Kohl teaches Psychology at Wongu University.

Anita Lanier, MA, MTOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine

Dr. Lanier Bio
Dr. Anita Lanier earned her Masters of Education from San Francisco State University and her Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California Certified and licensed in Therapeutic massage and Asian bodywork therapies, she has also spent several years as a massage therapist and Shiatsu instructor and has also owned her own massage therapy and wellness clinics in California and Southern Nevada. In addition to running her own acupuncture and massage therapy clinic, Prof. Lanier will be teaching courses in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.

Scott Lamprecht, APRN, FNP-BC, RN

Course: Western Medicine

Dr. Lamprecht Bio
Dr. Scott Lamprecht has been in healthcare for thirty years with 24 years as a Registered Nurse (RN). He holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Scott has served as the Chair of the American Heart Association’s Regional Faculty Working Group and appointed to the newly formed Nevada Emergency Cardiovascular Care State Committee and Grassroots Advocacy Taskforce. He also has served as the President of the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA) State Board. Dr. Lamprecht has an extensive background in Western medicine and currently owns and operates Complete Medical Consultants (CMC) in Henderson, Nevada. The clinic provides valuable services to our Southern Nevada community, including low-cost cash pay office visits for individuals and families without insurance. Dr. Scott Lamprecht will be teaching Western Physical Assessment at Wongu University.

Richard Kyo Mitchell, DAOM, MPH, OMD

Course: Oriental Medicine / Clinical Education

Dr. Mitchell Bio
Dr. Mitchell received both his master’s and doctoral degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Bastyr University. He received his master’s degree in public health from Northern Illinois University. He did a two year medical residency specializing in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Dr. Mitchell served as a member of the core clinical and didactic faculty in the Bastyr University’s School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for eleven years. He has done additional medical training in China. At Shanghai’s Longwah hospital, he received additional training in both orthopedics and the use of acupuncture for neurological disorders. At Shanghai’s Shuguang Hospital, he received additional training in the traditional Chinese Medical approach to cancer and its side effects. Dr. Mitchell also received additional training in Internal medicine at the hospital of the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Mitchell teaches courses in Oriental Medicine.

Vimolroj Osathanugrah, DAOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Acupuncture / Clinical Education

Dr. Osathanugrah Bio
Dr. Vimolroj Osathanugrah received her MS in Environmental Science from Chulalongkorn University and MA in Education Administration from California State University of Los Angeles prior to obtaining her MATCM from Yo San University and DAOM from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She has an extensive administrative experience and higher education as well as clinical experience. Dr. Vim has worked at other Oriental Medicine schools, including Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA), and Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Vim teaches Oriental medicine and acupuncture courses.

Shi Chang Yuan

Course: Qi Gong / Tai Chi

Sifu Shi Bio
Sifu Shi Chang Yuan is Kungfu and Taiji master, who received rigorous training at the Songshan Shaolin Temple. He is the 33rd generation Master and have been teaching Kungfu and Taiji over a decade. In addition to teaching, he has demonstrated his training internationally, including Thailand, Brazil, Canada, and Russia. Master Chang Yuan also received trained at the Zhenglei Chen Taiji School in Zhengzhou, China, in the traditional Chen Style Taiji. Sifu Chang Yuan not only teaches his students Taiji and its forms, but also how to live a Taiji lifestyle.

Angela Stueber, BS, MSAOM, L.Ac. (IN), OMD

Course: Herbology

Dr. Stueber Bio
Dr. Stueber received her BS in Health Fitness, Promotion & Rehabilitation from Central Michigan University. She then went on to study Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and earned a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been a licensed acupuncture practitioner in the state of Indiana for over 6 years. In addition to her knowledge of Oriental Medicine, Prof. Stueber has extensive experience in administrative roles as well. Angela also teaches courses in Herbology and Oriental medicine.

Yeaji Suh, PhD, MSOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Oriental Medicine / Herbology

Dr. Suh Bio
Dr. Suh received her MA and PhD from UCLA prior to obtaining her MSOM degree from Samra University of Oriental Medicine. She has taught and lectured at numerous universities, including UCLA and USC, and has an extensive list of publications on research and translation. As an experienced administrator, Dr. Suh has also held numerous administrative and academic posts at regionally accredited universities as well as Oriental Medicine schools. She has represented Oriental Medicine schools in various capacities and has worked with both intra- and inter- Oriental Medicine organizations. Dr. Suh teaches courses in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.

Douglas Walton, MS

Course: Basic Science

Prof. Walton Bio
Prof. Douglas Walton focused on the study of plants in extreme environments both as an undergraduate and a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has studied the metabolites produced by leaf, root, and berry under those conditions, he looked at the effects that winemaking had on the metabolite profiles and the DNA transcription factors bound during stress in an effort to recreate metabolic pathways in a woody species. For the past seven years, he has taught biology and chemistry courses for both the College of Southern Nevada as well as Nevada State College. He has worked in industrial research and development on diagnostic treatments for various genetic mutations in humans, and most recently he has been involved in diagnostics for protist and bacterial infections in food crops and ornamentals in the Great Basin. Prof. Walton teaches basic science courses at Wongu.

Alyssa Wampole, MTOM, L.Ac. (CA), OMD

Course: Oriental Medicine / Clinical Education

Dr. Wampole Bio
Dr. Wampole received her BA from UCLA prior to obtaining Masters in Oriental Medicine in 2004 from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. She is a practitioner of the “Balance Method” style of acupuncture, as taught by Dr Richard Tan. She also has a black sash in Taiji, and has been studying and teaching both Taiji and Qigong for more than ten years. A certified Yoga Instructor, she currently owns a Yoga studio alongside her private practice. She is also a raw foods enthusiast, and has been teaching and lecturing about raw foods and raw foods preparation for nearly five years. Her new book Nourishment for the Spiritual Warrior was published in 2012. Dr. Wampole teaches Oriental Medicine courses.

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