US Faculty

MD (China), Shenyang University, China Diplomat in TCM, Chinese Acupuncture and Medical Institute, Hong Kong Former Pediatrician and Instructor, Dalian Children’s Hospital, China Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Pediatrics

BS (China), Shanghai TCM University, China Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Academic Dean and Clinic Director, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Clinical Training, Santa Cruz, CA Pedagogy Oncology

Kevin Zhu received his degree in 1988 from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, where he studied for six years. He worked as the Physician-in-Charge and a Lecturer for nine years at the Beijing First Teaching Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He served as the chief secretary for the National Academic Symposium and organized four symposiums on male diseases, urology, skin diseases, cancer, gynecology, and gastroenterology. Kevin developed the Acupuncture and Herb Treatment Software with the Qinghua University in China, and participated in the compilation of eight professional books. From January 1999 to May 2001, Kevin worked and taught at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was the manager of the herbal pharmacy at the school’s clinic, in addition to supervising the clinical training for student interns. He was also a professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Kevin specializes in pain management, dermatology and urology. He has years of experience utilizing a wide spectrum of TCM modalities, including herbs, acupuncture, Tuina, and moxibustion to provide an integrated TCM treatment plan for his patients. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys reading, swimming, table tennis and hiking. Professor Zhu teaches in the Departments of TCM Acupuncture, TCM Clinical Medicine, and TCM Clinical Training.

Dr. Cheung received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis. He has been studying I-Ching since 1986, and he has been teaching I-Ching and related subjects at the School of Yimutology, a non-profit organization in Oakland, CA that was founded by him in 2006. He also obtained his MTCM degree from Five Branches University. He teaches I-Ching, Chinese History and Philosophy in Five Branches University under the DAOM and DTCM/MTCM programs

Professor, Five Branches University, Former Faculty and Board of Advisors, Hawai’i College of Traditional Oriental Medcine, Specialist in immune issues, cancer, and epilepsy, Largely dedicated to women’s health, children, fertility, and pregnancy.

Adjunct faculty member at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Former Instructor at Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Former Instructor at Bastyr University, Former Staff Pharmacist at Alta Bates Hospital.

Faculty and department chair / clinic director in San Jose campus, Since 2004
Douglas Wang received his Medicine degree in 1982 from Qinghai University Medical School in China. He continued his medical studies at the International Psychiatrist Training Center offered through the WHO and Shanghai Psychiatry and Hygiene Center where he received the title of Neuro-Psychiatrist. He pioneered the first series of seminars for physicians treating substance abuse, and established the first substance abuse program in Qinghai Province; this program employed a combination of Western medical and TCM treatments for its participants.

Professor Wang earned his Master’s degree in TCM from ACTCM in San Francisco, Doctoral degree in TCM from Five Branches University. He has California state licensure, National acupuncture and Chinese herbology certificatios. Professor Wang has held numerous teaching positions in China and the U.S. including President of Bo-Ai Special Hospital in China and Director of the Chinese Bilingual Program, Assistant Dean of Academic Studies at ACTCM, clinic director at Five Branches University, San Jose campus and department chair of integrative medicine at Five Branches University.

Professor Wang specializes in stroke, paralysis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness, emotional / behaviors disorders, and drug addiction. He is in private practice, and his hobbies include hiking and skiing. Professor Wang teaches in the Departments of TCM Herbology, Clinical Medicine and TCM Clinical Training and is a senior faculty member of Five Branches DAOM program.

Dr. Yang received his M.D. from Beijing Medical University in China in 1968. He worked at Bethune Medical Science University as the chief surgeon. He came to the U.S. in 1987 and is a licensed acupuncturist. He has been a board director of CATCM and a professor at University of Herbal Medicine. He specializes in neurological diseases especially Parkinson’s Disease, sports injury, and unspecified pain.