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, and oriental medicine.

Amir Aghlara
Clinical Professor
Supervising Clinician
BS, University of Toronto, 1998
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2001

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

Jesika Babajanian
Clinical Assistant Professor
BA, California State University, Northridge, 2002
MSHPE, Western University of Health Sciences, 2004
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2008

Annie Babikian
Clinical Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
BS, La Sierra University, 2008
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2013
Spine Care Residency, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2015
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2015

Rochelle Belove
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1984

Jacqueline Beres
Assistant Clinical Professor
Chair, Clinical Education Department
Director, Spine Care
BS, University of Florida, 2003
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2006

Charles Blum
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1980
BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1980

MarcAndré Bock
Associate Professor
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1976
BS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1975
BA, St. John’s College, 1968
PhD, U.S. International University, 1988

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

Trung-Hung Tho Bui
Instructor
Adjunct Faculty
BS, University of California, Irvine, 1999
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 2003

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

Jonathan Carlos
Associate Professor
BS, University of the East-Manila, Philippines, 1977
MD, UERMMMC – College of Medicine, Quezon City, Philippines, 1981

Richard Cheung
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty
BS, California State University, San Diego, 1992
Athletic Trainer Certification, 1993
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1998
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 1999
Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, 1999
Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, 2011

Tiffany Choy-Unruh
Clinical Faculty
BS, California State University, 2007
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2011
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2013

Diane Christopherson
Instructor
BA, Stanford University, 1976
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1986

Angela Davidson
Chair, LACC Selectives Department
Assistant Professor
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 2001
Certification of Manipulation Under Anesthesia, 2005
Qualified Medical Evaluator, 2007
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2010

Jose DeLeon
Assistant Professor
BS, University of the East Philippines, Philippines, 1993
MD, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, 1998

Kathryn Demerjian
Adjunct Associate Faculty
CPR Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross, 1982

Sarah D. Dirks
Instructor
Adjunct Faculty
BS, Biola University, 2008
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2010
Certified Cox Technique, 2017

Jonathon Egan
Dean, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
BS, Brigham Young University, 1998
MPH, ATSU School of Health Management, 2006
DC, New York Chiropractic College, 2006
PhD, Walden University, 2016

Matthew Eurich
Assistant Professor
Director, Diagnostic Imaging Residency
Clinical Faculty
BS, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1994
DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1996
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2004

Stanley Ewald
Adjunct Associate Faculty
BS, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1984
BS, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1984
MEd, Concordia University, 2014

Ana Facchinato
Interim Director, Community-Based Clinical Education Department
BC, University Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil, 2004
MHS, University Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil, 2010
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2015

Michael Fanning
Instructor
Clinical Faculty
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2015
AA, Community College of the Air Force

Bertrand Faucret
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1972

David Fowler
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 2000

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

Deed Harrison
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Life Chiropractic College-West, 1996

Patricia Holl
Adjunct Associate Faculty
BA, Rutger’s University, 1981
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1998

Joseph Horrigan
Associate Professor
Executive Director of Tactical Sports Medicine
Clinical Faculty
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 1988
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1994

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

Glenn E. Johnson
Associate Professor
Chair, Inter-Professional Clinical Sciences
BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1983
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1985
Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, 1999

Keri L. Johnson
Administrative Clinician, Clinical Internship Department
Clinician
Instructor
BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2002
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2003

Simone Jordan
Diagnostic Imaging Resident
BA, University of Southern California, 2011
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2016

Raheleh Khorsan
Instructor
BA, University of California, 2000
MA, University of California, 2002
PhDc, University of California, 2017

Anupama Kizhakkeveettil
Professor
Program Director, Ayurvedic Medicine
Adjunct Faculty
BAMS, Mangalore University, India, 1999
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2006
PhD, Walden University, 2016

Felix Lee
Assistant Professor
Clinician
Adjunct Faculty
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2000

Christine Lemke
Associate Professor
Adjunct Faculty
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1997

Howard Maize
Clinical Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1994

Roni Matsumoto
Clinician
BA, University of the Pacific, 2005
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009

Melany A. Meier
Supervising Clinician
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1980

Hiwot Melka
Spine Care Resident
BS, Hamline University, 2009
DC, Northwestern University of Health Sciences, 2015

Kara Michalsen
Assistant Professor
BS, California State Polytechnic University, 2008
ND, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2013

A. Paige Morgenthal
Professor
Chair, Department of Principles and Practice
BA, Douglass College of Rutgers University, 1974
BS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1981
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1981
MS, California State University, Fullerton, 2004

Rochelle Neally
Adjunct Associate Faculty
DC, Life West Chiropractic, 2000

Aaron Newman
Adjunct Associate Faculty
BS, California State University, Fullerton, 2005
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2011
ASN, International College of Health Sciences, 2016

Ted Papenhagen
Instructor
Clinical Faculty
BBA, University of Cincinnati, 1993
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2006

Andrew Park
Assistant Clinical Professor
BS, University of California, Irvine, 1994
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1998
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2015

Robert S. Patterson
Assistant Clinical Professor
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1997
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2001

Donald Richardson
Adjunct Associate Faculty
BS, University of California, 2005
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, 2006
Certified Kinesio Taping, 2007
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2008
Certified Active Release Technique, 2008
Certified Graston Technique, 2009
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians, 2009
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2011

Hector RiveraMelo
Director, Center for Diagnostic Imaging
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2012
Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography, 2017

Rob Russell
Clinical Professor
Assistant Vice President & Clinical Chief of Staff, SCU Health System
BA, San Diego State University, 1978
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1982

Nathan Sermeno
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty
BA, University of California, Irvine, 2007
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2013
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2014
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2014
Certified Graston Technique, 2014
Certified Kinesio Taping, 2014
Certified Fascial Manipulation, 2015
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2015

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

Preetideep Singh
Instructor
MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College, 2004
MD, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, 2010

Jeffrey Tucker
Adjunct Associate Professor
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1982
Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor, 1989
Certification in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma, 1993
Diplomate, Amer. Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, 2000

Manuel Urteaga
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty
BS, California State University, Fullerton, 2004
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2007
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, 2012
MS, California State University, Long Beach, 2014
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine, 2014

Paul Wanlass
Associate Professor
Department of Principles and Practice, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Co-Chair, Basic Sciences Department, College of Science and Integrated Health
Chair, Professional Personnel Committee
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1999
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 1999
Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition, 1999
Certified, Cox Technique, 2008

Jennifer Watters
Sports Medicine Clinic Coordinator
Clinician
BA, University of California, San Diego, 2005
BS, University of California, San Diego, 2005
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2008
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2009
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2014

Andrea Wong
Clinical Instructor
Adjunct Faculty
BS, McGill University, 2010
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2013

Ren-Tsz Yeh
Sports Medicine Resident
BS, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2010
MAOM, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2014
DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2014
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2016

Curtis B. Yomtob
Associate Professor
BS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1991
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1993
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1997

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