Faculty

Faculty

SCU 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 education available to today’s alternative health care students. Made up of LAcs, 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.

Pre-clinical faculty are devoted to research and sharing the most up-to-date basic and clinical science information available – utilizing the most progressive curriculum available. Clinical faculty are dedicated to teaching students in their internship rotations while caring for patients at our healthcare facilities. Participation in studies by the clinical faculty allows patients to receive care from top experts in the field. Those who represent the SCU faculty are also known for the passion they possess regarding their respective subjects as well as motivating those in their charge to do and be their very best. Note: Year following name designates appointment date.

(PT) denotes part-time faculty

Sameh Aziz Awad, 1995
Associate Professor
MD, Cairo University, Egypt, 1980

Samir Ayad, 1996
Associate Professor
MD, Alexandria University, 1983

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

Thomas Bodette, 2008
Chair, Associated Clinical Sciences Department
Assistant Professor
BS, University of Notre Dame, 1999
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 2004
Certificate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2006

Coco Cabrel, 2014
Chair, Basic Sciences
Assistant Professor
BS, Northwestern University, 1987
MD, Northwestern University, 1989

Jonathan Carlos, 1986
Associate Professor
BS, University of Manila, Philippines, 1977
MD, University of Manila, Philippines, 1981

James Chang, 2016 (PT)
Instructor I
BA, University of California Berkeley, 2008
MS, Barry University, 2010
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2014

Matthew Eurich, 2001
Director, Diagnostic Imaging Residency & DI Consultants
Assistant Professor
BS, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1994
DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1996
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2004

Gina Hamilton, 2014
Assistant Professor
BS, University of California Davis, 2006
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2010
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2011

Joseph Horrigan, 2005 (PT)
Associate Professor
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1988
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1994

Lung-Cheng (Eric) Hsiao, 2004
Chair, Foundations & Principles Department
Professor
BS, Guang Zhou University of Chinese Medicine, China, 1994
PhD, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China, 1999

Lung-Sheng (Lawrence) Hsiao, 2005
Chair, Herbology & Internal Medicine Department
Professor
BS, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China, 1997
MS, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China, 2000

Henry Hwang, 2005
Assistant Professor
BS, University of California Irvine, 1996
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1999
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2004

Steven Jaffe
Assistant Professor
BS, Cleveland College of Chiropractic, 1984
DC, Cleveland College of Chiropractic, 1984

Dong Ji, 2017 (PT)
Instructor IV
OMD, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 1996
MS, Beijing Medical University, China, 1999
PhD, Peking University, China, 2003

Glenn Johnson, 2011
Associate Professor
BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1985
Fellowship, International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, 1999

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

Jonathan Law, 2002 (PT)
Instructor IV
BS, Cal-Poly Pomona, 1988
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 1992

Jonathan Lin, 2016 (PT)
Instructor I
BA, Cornell University, 2010
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2014
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2014

Clifford Lee, 2012 (PT)
Assistant Professor
BA, Swarthmore College, 1993
MS.Ed, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 2006

Thomas T. Lee, 2013 (PT)
Instructor II
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1997
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2011

Pao-Chiang Lu, 2012 (PT)
Instructor II
MD, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan, 1980
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 2002

Kara Michalsen, 2015 (PT)
Instructor I
BS, California State Polytechnic University, 2008
ND, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2013

Sue Mir, 2008
Assistant Professor
DOM, South Baylo University, 2006
MAOM, South Baylo University, 1999

M. Reza Mirbolooki, 2016
Chair, Undergraduate Studies Department
Professor
MD, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2000
PhD, University of Alberta, Canada, 2008

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, 1977
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1983

Kevin A. Rose
Professor
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1984
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1991
MPH, Cal State-Long Beach, 2002

Thales Ruela, 2013 (PT)
Instructor I
BS, University of Mogi das Cruzes-Brazil, 2002
MSAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2012

Michael Sackett, 1992
Director, Community Based Internship
Associate Professor
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1982
MS, University of Bridgeport, 1988
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1991

Laura Schmalzl, 2016
Associate Professor
BA, University of Padua, Italy, 2000
MA, Macquarie University, Australia, 2004
PhD, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Australia, 2008

John Sellers, 2009 (PT)
Instructor I
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1996
BS, California State University-Long Beach, 1996

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

AnShen Shi, 2001 (PT)
Instructor III
BS, Beijing College of Chinese Medicine, China, 1982
MS, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, 1987

Margaret Shih, 2008 (PT)
Instructor III
BS, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 1997
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 1999
PhD, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China, 2006

Kevin SooHoo, 2016 (PT)
Instructor I
MBA, University of the Pacific- Eberhardt School of Business, 2012
PharmD, University of the Pacific- Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, 2012
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2015

Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, 2003
Director, Capstone Research
Professor
BA/MS, Osmania University, India, 1989
MD, University of Kerala, India, 1993
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2003

Chiao-Nien Wang, 2001 (PT)
Instructor III
BS, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taiwan, 1992
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 1994

WenShuo Wu, 2000
Emeritus Dean
MD, China Medical College-Taiwan, 1987
MPH, University of California-Los Angeles, 1992
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 1994

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

Jenny Yu, 2001
Associate Professor
BA, University of Southern California, 1993
MSAOM, South Baylo University, 1996

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