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 Beth Israel Medical Center'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 Continuum 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 Beth Israel Medical Center. 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 email@example.com or at her website www.guasha.com.
Acupuncture Fellow's 2012-2013
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 Beth Israel Medical Center's Department of Integrative Medicine. He also has a private practice in Brooklyn.
Ruthann Russo, PhD, MPH, LAc
Ruthann Russo studied acupuncture at Emperor’s College in California and Tri-State College of Acupuncture where she earned her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture. She is nationally board certified in acupuncture. She earned a PhD in healthcare management at Touro University, a Masters in Public Health at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, and is currently studying for a doctorate in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University. She trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat Zinn and is a certified healthcare coach through the Columbia University Teacher’s College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been a health coach for the past 10 years and is the author of 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare: The Essential Guide for Crafting Your Personal Healthcare Plan and The Philosophy and Nutrition Behind Raw and Live Foods, published by Random House/North Atlantic Books. She has trained physicians, nurses and other clinicians in over 200 hospitals in the US on topics such as patient-practitioner communications and clinical documentation in patient health records.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennie Pizzarelli, LAc, Dipl. O.M.
Jennie Pizzarelli obtained a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (NY) and is certified as a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.), including both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Jennie has studied Sports Medicine Acupuncture and completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University in Canada, which focuses on neurofunctional treatment of pain and dysfunction.
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 Beth Israel Medical Center. Tracy can be contacted by email at email@example.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 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.