Faculty

The history of Oriental medicine spans centuries and nations. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has assembled an expert and varied academic team, respected both in the US and abroad, to do justice to this expansive body of knowledge. Faculty members have been selected for their ability to convey both a deep appreciation of traditional Oriental medicine and massage and an understanding of the problems that affect patients in today's modern culture. From acupuncturists and medical doctors to massage therapists and Taoist priests, PCOM's faculty will be an essential and continuing resource during your education and beyond into private practice. PCOM employs nearly 200 faculty members at its three campuses. Because the faculty is our most valuable resource, we hope you visit at least one of our campuses and sit in on some classes to experience their magic firsthand.

Tafur, Joe, MD

Joe graduated with an MD from UCSD School of Medicine. He specializes in the Integration of East/West Medicine.

Talcott, Elizabeth, DAOM, LAc

Dr. Elizabeth Talcott completed her undergraduate work in Physics at UCSD, her MTOM degree Summa Cum Laude at PCOM San Diego, and successfully defended her doctoral work in 2013 titled, Enhancement of Traditional Chinese Medical Education with Japanese Meridian Therapy. Elizabeth has been a member...

Talmor, Ariel, BA, CR

BA University for Humanistic Studies, San Diego 1994. Board Certified- American Reflexology Certification Board 1991. Israeli College of Natural Therapies Professional Accomplishments: 2 years Master teaching Program- AJE (Agency for Jewish Education 2003).

Tang-Ritchie, Dr. Leng

Dr. Leng Tang-Ritchie received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and her Post-Graduate Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)...

Tate, Elena, BA, AAS, LMT

Elena Tate is a New York State-licensed massage therapist, educator, and writer. She is the co-owner of Tulia Massage, a holistic massage therapy practice in Brooklyn, NY and is a member of the faculty of the Massage Department of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Elena...

Taylor, Kimberly, LAc

Kimberley Taylor, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with international experience in the field of integrative medicine. While living in Italy, she worked with medical doctors and developed an integrative cancer program, incorporating acupuncture, Chinese herbs and relaxation techniques...

Thomas, Miles, MS, LAc

Miles has been involved in the study and practice of Asian Medicine, Meditation and Bodywork, in a number of settings, for 25 years. This past December, he completed the DAOM - EL program from PCOM. He graduated from PCOM’s Master’s program in 2000. His undergraduate work was in Philosophy with an...

Thuroff, David, MSTOM, LAc, LMT, Dipl OM

A lifelong student of martial arts, David Thuroff was always interested in the healing benefits of massage. After a series of illnesses, he became inspired by the effectiveness of alternative medicine. David attended the Swedish Institute in New York City and became a licensed massage therapist. In...

Travaglione, Maryanne, DAOM, LAc

Maryanne is a New York native who is an alumnus of Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. She returned to New York in 1994 to teach at Pacific College. Her work has recently appeared in the book, Sand to Sky: Conversations with Teachers of Asian Medicine. She continued her studies in...

Tuton, Mary, CMT

Mary grew up in San Diego. She studied bodywork at IPSB in 1996 but then decided to study to Tui Na with Bill Helm at Pacific College in 2001. She received her HHP in 2004 and s tarted assisting the Tui Na and Thai classes that same year. Last fall she was asked to teach her own Tui Na class at...
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