Arya Nielsen, PhD

Arya Nielsen has a Doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine with specialization in Integrative Clinical Science and Health Care. She holds a National Board Certification in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is a past chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture. She has been in private practice for over 35 years and is senior teaching faculty at Mount Sinai Beth Israel's Department of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Nielsen teaches traditional East Asian medicine in the US and Europe. Her focus is classical Chinese practice, Gua sha, and the interactive potential of the clinical encounter to create possibilities in the lives of those seeking care and healing, including adults and children.
Since its opening in 2000, Dr Nielsen has worked with the team of professionals at the Center for Health and Healing who are dedicated to the mission of integrative medicine. It is with that team that she has been able to develop and direct the Acupuncture Fellowship Program for Inpatient Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Through the Fellowship, acupuncture therapies are available to inpatients in the Departments of Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Oncology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Nielsen is the author of Gua Sha, A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice, Churchill Livingstone, 1995; (trans. to German and French) and Gua Sha: Step-by-Step, a teaching video. Dr. Nielsen can be contacted by email at anielsen@chpnet.org or at her website
www.guasha.com

Acupuncture Fellow's

Marina Apostol, LAc.
Marina Apostol, LAc., holds a Master of Acupuncture with a concentration in Japanese Acupuncture Style from the New England School of Acupuncture. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York and Massachusetts. Currently an Acupuncture Fellow at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, Marina provides inpatient care throughout the hospital, focusing on surgery recovery. She maintains a private practice in NY and MA. Contact: nycacupunk@gmail.com

Hui (Grace) Chen, LAc.
Hui (Grace) Chen is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and is board certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her training includes Acupuncture and Eastern Nutrition. Grace is currently an Acupuncture Fellow at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where she provides inpatient care throughout hospital units. Contact: huchen@chpnet.org

Ayelette Raviv, MS, LAc.
Ayelette received her Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NY, where she is currently on the Advisory Board for Institutional Development. Having trained in several styles of acupuncture, Ayelette draws primarily from classical Chinese medical theory as well as palpation-based Japanese acupuncture to provide a unique, integrated and individualized approach to treatment.  Her practice is further supported by a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University, with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders, certification in CranioSacral Therapy, and research with publications in sleep medicine.  Ayelette is proud to be part of the Acupuncture Fellowship Program for Inpatient care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Department of Integrative Medicine. She can be reached by email at araviv@CHPNET.ORG.


Nicolas (Quang) Nguyen, MD, LAc.
Quang or Nicholas is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. He received a master's in Acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions in 2013. Before that, he earned an MD from the St. George's University School of Medicine in 2010 and became an ECFMG-certified physician and a bachelor's in Biochemistry from the University of Dallas in 2005. After college, he served one year as a Franciscorp volunteer in Syracuse, NY. He admires the natural and holistic approach to health and healing in Acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine, and looks forward to the time when they become an integral part of the mainstream medicine and health care system in the US. He could reached by email at quang528@gmail.com.

Deborah Stone, MS, LAc.
Deborah Stone is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist. She completed her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She currently has her own practice in the city where she focuses primarily on the treatment of pediatrics, women's health and infertility, geriatrics, internal medicine and pain management. Before pursuing Acupuncture, Deborah received a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Bath, UK. Deborah is currently an Acupuncture Fellow at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she provides inpatient care. She can be contacted by email at stoneacu@gmail.com or at her website www.DStoneAcupuncture.com

 

Per Diems  

Corinne Kohrherr, LAc., LMT
Corinne Kohrherr, LAc., LMT and Herbalist holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Tri-State College of Acupuncture.  She was trained in the Chinese and trigger point models of acupuncture and specializes in muscle injuries, pain conditions, infertility, pediatrics and the promotion of healthy pregnancies.  Corinne completed externships at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and NYU Medical Center’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine and maintains private practices in NY and PA. Contact: ckohrherr@chpnet.org


Tracy A. Schmid, MSOM, LAc.
Tracy has a Masters in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physical Medicine and Reiki. Her work mainly utilizes Kiiko Matsumoto’s Japanese style of acupuncture and Auricular therapy. Tracy uses all of these styles in her private acupuncture practice in Union Square and Park Slope, Brooklyn.  She joined the Acupuncture Fellowship team in September 2008 and is currently treating patients in the Department of Surgery, Orthopedics and Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Tracy can be contacted by email at taacupuncture@gmail.com or at her website www.taacupuncture.com.

Katherine Scofield, LAc.
Katherine Scofield is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her training includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Eastern Nutrition. Katherine is currently an Acupuncture Fellow at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital where she provides inpatient care throughout hospital units, including Family Medicine, Hospice, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehab, Oncology, and Psychiatry. She also maintains a private practice in Astoria, Queens.
Contact: kscofield@chpnet.org

Bin Cai, PhD, LAc.
Dr. Bin Cai graduated from a 5 year program in 2001 from the Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China where he was trained in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western Medicine. After graduation, he completed his residency training as an orthopedic surgeon where he later worked as an orthopedic attending physician at the affiliated hospital of Guangzhou University of TCM. In clinic, Dr. Cai applies surgery, acupuncture therapies, herbal medicine, chiropractic, and massage integrating Chinese and Western medicine. He completed his Doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine at Southern Medical University of China in 2011. He worked as research scholar for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at City College of New York (CUNY). Dr. Cai is a licensed Acupuncturist in the State of New York by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is an Acupuncture Fellow with Mount Sinai Beth Israel's Department of Integrative Medicine. He also has a private practice in Brooklyn.
Contact: bcai@chpnet.org