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Faculty

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is proud of its faculty – a diverse group of professionals who, individually and collectively, continually demonstrate their dedication to the delivery of the highest quality of education available to today’s alternative health care students.

Made up of DCs, MDs and PhDs – the University’s faculty also boasts advanced degrees in orthopedics, radiology, sports medicine, neurology, nutrition, public health, homeopathy and oriental medicine.

 

Note: Year following name designates appointment date.
(*) designates Postgraduate faculty status
(**) denotes CEM faculty
(PT) denotes part-time faculty

William Adler
Assistant Professor/Base Clinician
BS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1991
DC, Southern CA University of Health Sciences, 1992

Amir Aghlara
Supervising Clinician
BS, Microbiology Specialist with Distinction, 1998
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2001

Sherry Assal, 2012
Diagnostic Imagining Resident
BS, California State Long Beach, 2009
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2012

Todd Andrews, 2010 (PT)
Assistant Professor
BA, California State San Bernardino, 1998
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1992

Sameh Aziz Awad, 1995
Associate Professor

MD, Cairo University, Egypt, 1980

Samir Ayad, 1996
Associate Professor

MD, Alexandria University, 1983

Jesika Babajanian, 2008 (PT)
Assistant Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1997

Charles Bates, 2014
Assistant Professor
BS, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 1994
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1998

Marc Andre' Bock, 1996 (PT)
Associate Professor

BA, St. John's College, 1968
BS, Southern California University of Health Sciences , 1975
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1976
MA, United States International University, 1986
PhD (Psychology), United States International University, 1988

Thomas R. Bodette, 2008
Chair of Diagnosis Department
Assistant Professor

BS, University of Notre Dame, 1999
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 2004
Certificate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2006

Trung- Hung Bui, 2013 (PT)
Instructor
BS, University of California at Irvine, 1999
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2003

Alicia Burke, 2011
Associated Faculty/Clinician
BS, Oklahoma State University, 1989
DC, Life West Chiropractic College, 1999

Nathan Campbell
Director, Chiropractic Sports Medicine Residency
BS, Arizona State University, 2005
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College – KC, 2008
Certificate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®, 2010
Certificate, Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, 2013

Raluca Duma
Resident
BS, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2008
DC, University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, 2012

Jonathan Carlos, 1986
Associate Professor

BS, University of Manila, 1977
MD, University of Manila, 1981

Richard Cheung, 2011 (PT)
Assistant Clinical Professor
BS, San Diego State University, 1992
ATC, University of California San Diego, 1993
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1998

Heidi Crocker, 2014
Interim Associate Dean, LACC
BS, University of Kentucky, 1988
DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1991
MS, University of Louisville, 2009
EdD, Western Kentucky University, 2014

James, Cox, 2013
Assistant Professor, Quality Assurance Chair
University Health Systems
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2007

Roger Dexter
Instructor

Sarah Dirks, 2011 (PT)
Instructor
BS, Biola University, 2008
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2010

Beth Dominicis, 2005
Assistant Professor

BA, University of California, San Diego, 1982
BA, CSU, Long Beach, 1985
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1994

Matthew Eurich, 2001 *
Director of Radiology Residence/ Assistant Professor/ Director of DI consultants

BS, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1994
DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1996
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2004

Charles Fernandez, 1984
Emeritus Professor

BS, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1973
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1989
MS, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2002

David Foster, 2013
Assistant Professor
BS, University of Southern California, 1992
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1997
Certificate, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2004
MA, Chapman University, 2012
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2012

Kevin Glenn, 2008 (PT)
Assistant Professor
BS, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1980
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1983

Emile Goubran, 1979
Emeritus Professor

MD, Alexandria University, 1965
MS, Alexandria University, 1970
PhD (Anatomy), Alexandria University, 1973

Gina Hamilton, 2014                                                                  
Assistant Professor
BS, Biological Sciences, 2006
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2010

Paul Hooper, 1986 *
Professor Emeritus
BS, Pittsburgh State University, Kansas, 1971
DC, Cleveland College of Chiropractic, 1975
MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, 2002
MS, University of Surrey, 2004

Joseph Horrigan, 2005 * (PT)
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1988
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1994

Eric Hsiao**
Associate Professor

Laurence Hsiao**
Associate Professor

Trung Hung Bui, 2003 (PT)
Instructor

BS, University of California Irvine, 1999
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2003

Jennifer Pettit- Hunter, 2013 (PT)
Instructor

DC,  Southern California University of Health Sciences , 2012
BS Animal Science & Minor Women Studies, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2002

San Hong Hwang**
Associate Professor

Itatani, Carol
Instructor

Glenn Johnson, 2011
Associate Professor

BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, 1983
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, 1985
Fellowship International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, 1999

Keri Johnson, 2013 (PT)
Instructor
BS, Human Biology,  2002
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2003

Gena E. Kadar, 2010
Chair/Assistant Professor
BS, McGill University, 1998
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2001
Certificate, Nutrition Specialist, American College of Nutrition, 2001

Anupama KizhakkeVeettil, 2007
BAMS, Mangalore University, 1998
MAOM, College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2006

J. Todd Knudsen, 2003 *
Associate Professor / VP for Academic Affairs

BS, Southern California University of Health Sciences , 1988
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1990
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1993

Varsha Kumar, 2012
Diagnostic Imaging Resident
BS, University of Toronto, 2007
DC, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 2011

Felix Lee, 2012
Assistant Professor
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2000

Christine Lemke, 1998
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1997

Roni Matsumoto
Clinical Instructor

Melany A. Meier, 2001
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1981

John Miller, 2005
Director of External Clinical Programs
AA, El Camino College, 1975
BS, DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1980

Paige Morgenthal, 1983, 1994, 2013
Chair of Principles and Practice Department Professor
BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1974
BS, DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (SCUHS), 1981
MS, California State University, Fullerton, 2004

Melissa Nagare Kimura, 2007
Associate Vice President for SCU Health System & Chief Clinical Officer
BA, Dartmouth College, 1999
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2007
MAOM, College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2007

Rochelle Neally, 2010
Clinical Assistant Director
DC, Life Chiropractic College West, 2000

Otra Olver, 2012 (PT)
Assistant Professor
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences 2012
BS, California State University, Fullerton, 2008

Ted Papenhagen, 2006 (PT)
BBA University of Cincinnati, 1993
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2006

Andrew Park, 2011
Assistant Professor
BS, University of California, Irvine, 1994
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1998

Robert Patterson, 2008 (PT)
Assistant Professor

DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College - Los Angeles, 1997
EMT, Los Angeles Valley College, 2000
CCSP, American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, 2001

Michael Philips, 2013
Assistant Professor
BS, Genetics, University of California, Davis, 2005
PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, 2013

Hector Rivera-Melo, 2010
Director, Center for Diagnostic Imaging
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009

Patricia A. Rogers, 1992 *
Assistant Professor

BS, Herbert H. Lehman College, State University New York, 1977
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1983

Kevin A. Rose, 1988
Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1984
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1991
MPH, Cal State Long Beach, 2002

Michael Sackett, 1992 *
Associate Professor/Dean of LACC

DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1982
MS, University of Bridgeport, 1988
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1991

Nathan Sermeno
Resident
BA, University of California, Irvine, 2007
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2013
CCSP, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician, 2014
CSCS, National Strength & Conditioning Association, 2014

David Sikorski, 1994
Professor

BS, Canisius College, New York, 1969
DC, Pasadena College of Chiropractic, 1986

Matthew Skalaski, 2012
BS, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 2008
DC, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2011

Timothy Stein, 2010 (PT)
Instructor
BS, California Baptist University, 2000
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2004

Jeremy Summers, 2010 (PT)
Instructor
BA, Park University, 2004
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009
MAOM, Southern CA University of Health Sciences, 2011

Gene S. Tobias, 1982
Emeritus Professor

BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
MA, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1971
PhD (Physiology), State University of New York, Buffalo, 1974
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences , 1998

Patrisha Van Oosbre, 2011 (PT)
Part Time Lead Professor
BS, Northwest Missouri State University, 1977
MS, Northwest Missouri State University, 1979
MS, Physical Education, 1984
PhD, Texas Woman’s University, 1993

Manuel Urteaga, 2011 (PT)
Part-Time Instructor/Clinician
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2007
MS, California State University Long Beach, Sports Medicine, 2013
BS, California State, University Fullerton, Exercise Science, 2003
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA, 2010
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, ACSM, 2014

Sivarama Vinjamury, 2003**
Associate Professor

MD, University of Kerala, 1993
BA/MS, Osmania University, 1989
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2003

Andrew M. Vosko, 2012
Chair/Assistant Professor
BS, University of Michigan
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

Paul Wanlass, 2003
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1999
CSCS, National Strength & Conditioning Association
CSPN, International Sports Sciences Association

Sarah Witt (PT)
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2011
CCSP, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician, 2012

Andrea Wong , 2014 (PT)
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2013

Curtis Yomtob, 2011
Associate Professor
BS, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1991
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences 1993
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1997