Our teaching clinics have a rotating schedule that is subject to change each trimester. The following are faculty who supervise or offer services during our academic year. Please see Our Clinic Schedule to see which faculty members are currently supervising in our clinic.


Daniel Altschuler, L.Ac.

Daniel Altschuler, L.Ac. received his Chinese medicine training in Taiwan during the 1990’s through an apprenticeship with Dr. Lee Chen-Yu. He has extensive experience treating patients with chronic debilitating diseases, pain, cancer, and neurological conditions.

At our school, Daniel teaches classes on fundamental theory, herbal medicine, medical history, and medical Chinese language.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts, or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic or in the herbal consultation clinic.

Stephen Brown, L.Ac.

Stephen Brown, L.Ac. was trained in Japan over 30 years ago at the Japan Central Acupuncture College. He practices and teaches shiatsu, moxibustion, and acupuncture. He specializes in gentle therapeutic approaches to treat pain and emotional concerns.

At our school, Stephen teaches classes on Japanese-style acupuncture, Meridian Therapy, shiatsu, and qi gong.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture or shiatsu shifts; or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic.

Marguerite Dinkins, L.Ac.

Marguerite Dinkins, L.Ac. has been in private practice since 2000 and maintains a clinical practice in Seattle’s Georgetown and Fremont neighborhoods. Marguerite has advanced training in osteopathic approaches to palpation and assessment. She specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and pain.

At our school, Marguerite teaches classes on osteopathic palpation assessment.

During the year, she can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts, or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic.

Yefim Gamgoneishvili, L.Ac.

Yefim Gamgoneishvili, L.Ac., started his Chinese medicine education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and graduated from San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1991. In 1998 he met Dr. Wang Ju Yi and started studying Applied Channel Theory, which became the core of his clinical approach. As one of Dr. Wang Ju Yi’s official apprentices, Yefim teaches seminars on the subject of Applied Channel Theory in the United States and abroad. Yefim’s specialty is sports medicine and orthopedics.

At our school, he teaches classes on acupuncture point location and acupuncture techniques.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts, or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic.

Christina Jackson, L.Ac.

Christina Jackson, L.Ac. graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her focus is using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, and chronic illness. She has practiced in Issaquah, WA since 1995.

At our school, Christina teaches classes on gynecology.

During the year, she can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts.

Joshua Lerner, L.Ac.

Josh Lerner, M.T.C.M., L.Ac. received a M.A. in Japanese Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1994, and then graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2001. A devoted martial artist since 1983, he also spent many years doing advanced study of tuina and orthopedic medicine with Tom Bisio and Frank Butler, as well as studying and teaching trigger point theory. In addition, he is certified in Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture system, and he continues to expand his knowledge with a wide variety of continuing education classes in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions.

At our school, Josh teaches tuina, qigong, trigger point theory, trauma medicine, acupuncture point location, anatomy and physiology, and musculoskeletal therapeutics.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts, or tuina bodywork shifts; or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic.

Greg Lewerenz, L.M.P., R.Y.T., E.A.M.P.

Greg Lewerenz, L.M.P., R.Y.T., D.H.A.M., E.A.M.P., graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2009 with a Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is a licensed massage therapist, and registered Certified Anusara yoga instructor and yoga therapist. In 2017, Greg completed a year-long continuing education training in orthopedic acupuncture with matthew Callison and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture. Greg has studied tuina in both China and the USA, and he is the owner of Foster Wellness in Seattle. In 2017, he returned to SIEAM and graduated with a Doctor in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in 2018.

At our school, Greg teaches classes on orthopedics assessment.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on tuina bodywork shifts.

Craig Mitchell, L.Ac.

Craig Mitchell, L.Ac. graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1993. Craig’s specialties are musculoskeletal conditions and treating complex health concerns with Chinese herbal medicine.

Craig is the President of our school, and during the year he teaches classes on fundamental theory, herbal medicine, and medical Chinese language.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts; or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic or in the herbal consultation clinic.

Maria Portnaya, E.A.M.P.

Maria Portnaya, M.Ac.O.M., E.A.M.P., received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2009. Since graduating, Maria runs an acupuncture clinic in Pike Place Market and enjoys providing services to a wide population of patients.

During the year, she can be found supervising students on tuina bodywork clinic shifts.

Jason Robertson, L.Ac.

Jason Robertson, D.A.H.M., L.Ac., graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000. Jason’s specialty is in the palpatory assessment of channel pathologies to treat the full range of disorders of health with an emphasis in sports medicine.

During the year, he can be found serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic.

Susan Scott, L.Ac.

Susan Scott, L.Ac. graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1985 and did further training in French approaches to ear acupuncture and a variety of Japanese acupuncture techniques. Susan specializes in techniques for stress management, insomnia, and issues in women’s health.

At our school, Susan teaches classes on the Extraordinary Vessels and acupuncture techniques.

During the year, she can be found supervising students practicing gentle Japanese acupuncture and ear acupuncture.

Kathy Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac.

Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac., has been in practice since 1998. She has advanced training and clinical experience in East Asian Medicine sports medicine/orthopedics and providing supportive care for cancer patients. Prior to joining SIEAM, Kathy served first as an acupuncturist, then as the Program Manager for the Integrative Therapies Program of Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to clinical practice, Kathy is a researcher with an interest in the conducting clinical trials that will expand patients access to East Asian Medicine. She is a student and assistant for Tom Bisio at New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and International Arts International (IAI).

Katherine is the Dean and Clinic Director at our school, and she teaches classes on fundamental theory, herbal medicine, clinical research, clinical skills, and acupuncture point location.

During the year, she can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts, or tuina bodywork shifts; or serving as a preceptor in the faculty clinic or in the herbal consultation clinic.

Yun Wang, M.D.(China), L.Ac.

Yun Wang, M.D.(China), L.Ac. supervises student interns treating patients with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. He graduated from the Qingdao Medical College in 1978 and the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1993. Yun specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, trauma, and the treatment of a range of neurological conditions.

At our school, Yun teaches classes on neurology.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts at the Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Herb Clinic, 11046 Lake City Way North East, Seattle, WA 98125

Liangxi Zheng, M.T.C.M., L.Ac.

Liangxi Zheng, M.T.C.M., L.Ac. supervises student interns who use acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies. Liangxi completed his training at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991. His specialty focus is in scalp acupuncture, which is used for treating stroke, pain, neurological conditions, and trauma.

At our school, Liangxi teaches classes on scalp acupuncture.

During the year, he can be found supervising students on acupuncture and herbal medicine shifts at Seattle Acupuncture and Herb, 5512 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105