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.

Dr. Juan Li received her MTCM degree from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and
DAOM degree from Five Branches University. She has more than 20 years progressive
experience as a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, scholar, and educator. Dr. Li was an
Examiner Certificate of national TCM licensing examination in China, top 1% TCM doctors
selected. She taught students as an associate professor in Guangzhou University of Chinese
Medicine hospital. Juan is also an Executive Council Member of World Federation of Chinese
Medicine Societies (WFCMS). She loves her job as a TCM practitioner. She Concluded 4 TCM
researches and clinical trials with grant and published more than 30 TCM research papers and 2
professional works. Dr. Li is a specialist in pediatrics and internal medicine.

Dr. Yao is a Professor at Five Branches University and a Visiting Professor at International Jing Fang Institute in Nanjing University of TCM. He earned his Master of Medicine degree (M. Med.) in 1988 from TB & Thoracic Tumor Institute, Capital Medical University. In the same year, he was hired as an Attending Physician for Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital’s Internal Medicine and Central Research Lab. He had completed his medical internship,resident and TCM training at Shanghai No. 1 Hospital, Shanghai No. 6 Peoples’ Hospital and Shanghai 2nd TB Hospital. In 1990, he earned scholarships to become a Visiting Scientist at Palermo University School of Medicine in Italy and relocated to Bay Area to serve as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine (1991-1994). After licensed by California Acupuncture Board in 1995, Dr. Yao started an acupuncture and herbal service at the AIDS Clinic in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center specializing in the treatment of side effects caused by HIV medications. To honor his service for AIDS patients, Santa Clara County Government awarded him the Lesley David Burgess Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Dr. Yao received his DAOM degree from Five Branches University in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Huang Huang. In 2014, he was selected by Prof. Wang Qi, a National Master of TCM and Member of Chinese Engineering Academy, as an apprentice and continues to study as a member of the Advanced Class of Wang Qi Apprentices.

Dr. Eva Kwong is a DAOM, Graduate of Five Branches University and licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California. She specializes in Auricular Medicine and served an apprenticeship with the Auricular Medicine pioneer Dr. Huang, Li Chun. Dr. Kwong has more than 20 years of experience as a TCM doctor and educator. She was previously an active member of United California Practitioners of Chinese Medicine and is now Executive Director of the Academy of Auricular Medicine.