Faculty

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
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
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
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
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

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