Doctoral Faculty and Administration

The quality of education at Yo San University in the DAOM program is a reflection of the expertise of the faculty selected for the Doctoral program. Each member of our faculty has been chosen for their superior knowledge and skill in their particular field. They have demonstrated a commitment and passion for healing. Our founders, Daoshing and Maoshing Ni along with others are descended from a lineage of TCM masters in China. Our biomedical and Professional Development faculty each come from major Universities like UCLA, USC and Duke University. All faculty members are experienced, successful teachers and practitioners. Paul Magarelli is one of our faculty members at the forefront of research in acupuncture and Reproductive Medicine. In 2010 he and his co-workers have demonstrated that acupuncture for IVF improves pregnancy outcomes when added to IVF protocols (click here to read full article: Fertility Nurses First). The DAOM program has been designed to allow for mentor relationships and immediately incorporate the classroom skill and knowledge to the practice environment.

DAOM Program Administration

Andrea Murchison, DAOM, L.Ac.
Director of Doctoral Program

Andrea Murchison, originally from Halifax Nova Scotia, represents the 6th generation of healthcare professionals in her family. She studied Child Psychology in Toronto, Ontario and counseled emotionally challenged children and their families. While working with children with ADHD, Andrea began to search for alternative ways to assist these children, including dietary changes and Chiropractic medicine. After moving to California, Andrea developed a stronger passion for complementary medicine and an interest in TCM. She is a graduate of Yo San University in MATCM and DAOM programs.

DAOM Faculty

 To view full biography of each faculty member, please click on the name or image.

Joseph Adams, L.Ac., MTOM




Marilyn Allen, BS, MS




Stephen Chee, M.D., MATCM




Joshua David Chrystal NMD, DC.




Diane K. Cridennda L.Ac. FABORM




Margo Patricia DeLeaver, M. D., FAAP, MA. Sp. Psych. 




Lori Deutsch, D.A.O.M., M.S., Dipl. O.M., L.Ac. (FABORM)




Cormac Ferguson, L.Ac.




Theodric B. Hendrix Jr, MD




Brandon Horn, PhD, JD, LAc. 




Ji-ling Hu, BMed, MMed (China), L.Ac.




Fritz Hudnut, DAOM, L.Ac.




Gary Alan Jacob, DC, LAc, MPH, DipMDT




Hong Yun Jin, L.Ac.



Marc Kalan MD.




Stuart Kaplan, MD.




Don Lee, L.Ac. Chair of the Integrative Medicine/Healthy Aging Specialty




Ming-Dong Li, B.Med., M.S., Ph.D. (China), L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)




Yue-Ying Li, B.Med., MS, L.Ac.




Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D. 




Jennifer Magnabosco, Ph.D.




Andrea Murchison, DAOM., L.Ac.




Daoshing Ni, OMD, Ph.D, L.Ac.– Co-founder of Yo San University, Chair of Integrative Reproductive Medicine Specialty/DAOM Specialty




Mao Shing Ni, OMD, Ph.D, L.Ac. Co-founder of Yo San University, Chair of the Integrative Medicine/Healthy Aging Specialty




Rosaleen Ostrick, MT (ASCP) S.M. (AAM), MPH, MA.




Virginia Prior L.Ac. DAOM




Meredith Chunyi Qian, MD, LAc. 




Robin Roberts, LCSW, PhD.




Lawrence J. Ryan Ph.D.




Cynthia Splies, LAc., DAOM




Ed Shaheen, MD.




Pam Tarlow Pharm.D.




Eric Tamrazian MD.




Robin Saraswati Markus (Tiberi), MTOM, LAc., DAOM.  




Albert Vaca L.Ac




Carla Vidor L.Ac, DAOM, ABORM




David Wells, D.C., L.Ac.




Huabing Wen, M. S., M. D. L. Ac. 




Denise Wiesner, MS., LAc.




Nurit Winkler, M.D. 




Qi Wei Zheng, MD (China) L.Ac., DAOM.




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