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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 CAOM faculty
(PT) denotes part-time faculty

William Adler, 2007
Assistant Professor

BS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1991
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1992

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

Sameh Aziz Awad, 1995
Chair /Associate Professor

MD, Cairo University, Egypt, 1980

Samir Ayad, 1996
Associate Professor

MD, Alexandria University, 1983

Jamie Bedle, 2007
Diagnostic Imaging Resident

BS, University of Delaware, 2001
DC, Life College of Chiropractic, 2005

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
Assistant Professor

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

Vera Brown, 2010 (PT)
Instructor

BS, Morehead State University, 1994
Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 1998

Jonathan Carlos, 1986
Assistant 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

Jessica Corkill, 2008 (PT)
Instructor

BS, University of Arizona, 2004
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences , 2007

Sarah Dirks, 2011 (PT)
Instructor
BS, Biola University, 2008
DC, Sothern 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

Jack Giangiulio, 2005 (PT)
Assistant Professor

BS, West Chester University, 1988
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1994

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

Justin Grasmeyer, 2010
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009
BS, Calvin College, 2006

Gina Hamilton, 2011 (PT)                                                                 
Instructor
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

Lauren Hunter, 2010 (PT)
Instructor
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009

San Hong Hwang**
Associate Professor

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

Rime, Khankan, 2011
Part Time Lead Professor
BS, Cal State Bakersfield, 1995
MS, Cal State Los Angeles, 1999
PhD, University of Southern California, 2006

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

Christine Lemke, 1998
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1997

Dr. Lin
Professor Emeritus

Gregg Mallett, 2007
Diagnostic Imaging Resident

DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2003

Jesika Menasaka, 2008 (PT)
Assistant Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1997

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

Sue Mir**
Assistant Professor

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 Nelly, 2010
Clinical Assistant Director
DC, Life Chiropractic College West, 2000

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

Chun Fu Peng, 1992 (PT)
Associate Professor

BS, National Taiwan University, 1965
MS, National Taiwan University, 1968
PhD, University of Arkansas, 1975

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

Kristin Shay, 2009 (PT)
Instructor
BS, Penn State University, 2003
MS, East Stroudsburg University, 2004
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009

David Sikorski, 1994
Chair/ Professor

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

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
MSAOM, Southern CA University of Health Sciences, 2011

Cliff Tao, 2003 (PT)
Assistant Professor

BSc (Kin), University of Waterloo, 1995
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2000
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2003
CCSP, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2003

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

Trish 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

Sivarama Vinjamury, 2003**
Associate Professor

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

Paul Wanlass, 2003
Associate Professor

DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1999
C.S.C.S., National Strength & Conditioning Association
C.S.P.N., International Sports Sciences Association

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