Program Faculty

ATOM Faculty For Master Program

Johanna Chu Yen, MD (China), AP.. (FL Lic AP #0000200)
Dr. Yen received her medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical College.  She specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in China. Appointed by Governor Chiles, she served two 4-year terms on the State Board of Acupuncture from 1993 to 2000.  As a co-founder of the Institute, and the current President, she also teaches courses at ATOM.

Isali Ben-Jacob, A.P., Dipl. Hom (FL Lic. AP #0000847)
Isali Ben-Jacob received his undergraduate studies from the University of Miami with an emphasis in physics and electrical engineering and his medical studies from the Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine.  He maintains a diplomat in Homeopathy and Homeotoxicology, and is a member of the International Academy of Physiological Regulating Medicine.  He conducts periodic presentations in the community and wellness programs on the various subjects of healthcare and for the treatment of specific diseases. Now he is teaching Homeopathy and Nutrition at ATOM.

Cameron Bishop, DAOM, Lac., (Fl Lic AP #0000762)
Cameron Bishop, DAOM, L.Ac., (Fl Lic AP #0000762) Cameron Bishop lived and worked in Japan for four years studying martial & healing arts. He has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Anthropology from SPU, an accredited Masters in Acupuncture from NIAOM and accredited Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from ACTCM. He is an authorized Toyohari Instructor. He has trained, translated and studied with many Japanese acupuncture masters in Japan, and also studied in Shanghai China.  He has been in private practice for over 18 years.

Hsinpo Chen, M.A. (China), M.S.
As associate professor / Vice Director of the Linguistics Program, he started to teach in the graduate studies at Beijing University and Beijing Foreign Studies University in China as early as in 1960. Invited by Florida International University as a Visiting Scholar in 1981, and also as a Research Professor in 1988, he has taught Chinese Culture and Civilization, English and Chinese Linguistics, Theory and Practice of Tai Chi and Qigong at Florida International University, Barry University as well as NOVA Southeastern University. Professor Chen is an instructor of History of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Language, Tai Chi and Qigong and Food Therapy at ATOM.

Kevin D Clark, AP (FL Lic. AP#0000424)
Kevin D. Clark, A.P. graduated from the Community School of Traditional Chinese Healthcare in 1991. Prior to enrolling in school he apprenticed under Daniel Achison-Nevel and Andrew Ellis here in the United States for two years with emphasis on Chinese herbal medicine, topical herbal medicine and food therapy. He founded the Community School of Traditional Chinese Healthcare, the Community Clinic and Tong Ren Herbs, Inc.. In addition, the school operated the South Shore Acupuncture Clinic funded by Ryan White at South Shore Hospital as a part of the student clinic. He has taught most aspects of the Chinese medical curriculum and currently maintains his private practice in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood Florida. He teaches case management courses and works as an intern clinic instructor at ATOM at the moment.

Tom Corbin, A.P., R.T. (Fl Lic AP #0000790)
Tom Corbin is a certified acupuncturist and was trained in both the United States and Nanjing, China. Tom currently teaches and does research in acupuncture with a concentration on auricular medicine. In addition to his position as a registered trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), he has also taught auricular medicine for international societies.

Eston Dunn, MS, LMT (FL Lic # MA 54749)
He received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness from Florida Atlantic University in 1990 and Master of Science in Health Sciences from Stafford University in 2003. He was a Health Educator at the Broward Country Department of Health from 1999 to 2001. He has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Pathology at Florida College of Natural Health since 2001. Currently, he is teaching Anatomy and Physiology at ATOM.

Claire Fitch, MS, A.P., (FL Lic. AP#0001706)
Claire Fitch is an ATOM graduate who holds a Master in OM and Master in Cellular/Molecular Biology (from FAU). She has been a medical laboratory technologist for 30 years. She maintains her own Oriental Medicine practice in Ft. Lauderdale. She is also an adjunct professor at University of Phoenix and Miami Dade Community College.  She teaches Lab Tests, Pharmacology, Physics, Introductory Course to Natural Science and Injection Therapy at ATOM.

Fu, Di, .Ph.D (China), A.P. (FL Lic AP #0000595)
Di Fu is a Florida-licensed acupuncturist who obtained his medical degree in China and received his Ph.D. in Heilongjiang University of TCM, China in 2008.  He has taught in Florida for more than 15 years, and is the Vice-President at the Institute, teaching specialized areas of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He is also an adjunct professor teaching acupuncture at the University of Miami. He maintains his busy practice in his own clinic in Coral Springs, Florida.

Dong Hua, MD (China), A. P., MBA (FL Lic AP #0002225)
Dong Hua received his Medical degree at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China in 1993. His areas of expertise include TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture Techniques and Tui NA. He has also been treating patients and supervising students in clinic settings since 1993. In 1997, Dr. Hua developed and implemented the first academic Tui Na program in Tel-Aviv, Israil. He earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Northwestern University in 2002. In addition to his business knowledge, he has a good command of Hebrew. He now teaches basic theory, internal and external medicine of TCM at ATOM.

Selvon Nanan, MD, graduated from Rutgers Medical School/RWJ, N.J, in 1978,
Dr. Nanan did his Post Graduate Medical Specialty Training at School of Medicine of State University of N.Y. at Stony  Brook, 1978 – 1981. He is Board Certified in FM and Fellow of AAFP.  He was Medical Director at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital at SUNY, Stony Brook School of Medicine, from 1981 to 85.  He  served in the capacity of Chief of Family Practice, supervising clinicians and physicians at Cigna Health
Clinics in Dade and Broward counties in 1985. He Conducted a Private Practice in Plantation, Florida 1988 – 2008 and was on Staff at Florida Medical Center- South, Westside Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital. At PGH, Dr. Nanan served two terms as Chairman, Department of Family Practice. He received a Physician of Distinction Award, Best Practice-Patient care and Service by Blue Cross/ BlueShield in 2002 – 2003. He teaches Physical Examinations and Pathology courses at ATOM

Yu Qi, M.D. (China) (FL Lic. AP #0002369)
Yu Qi received his degree of MD from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (formerly China Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) in 1982. He has been practicing and teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine for 30 years. His specialty is TCM neurology, especially stroke. He was invited by one of the Austrian hospitals to teach and instruct to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002. Here at ATOM he has been practicing and teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine for 8 years and is the ATOM Clinic Director at the moment. In addition, he has published 8 research papers in TCM journals and is the coauthor of 2 books, one of them is entitled Demystified Chinese Herbal Medicine. These books have been used as test books by many schools of Oriental Medicine in the United States.

Karen Scotti, D.C.  (FL Lic. CH 9731)
Dr. Karen Scotti is a 30 year seasoned Chiropractor and is Chiropractic Board eligible for licensure in Acupuncture. She holds several Post-Graduate degrees including that of Alternative Medicine.  In addition to Dr. Scotti’s vast clinical experience, she has taught and written in her field for over two decades.  She brings her passion and commitment to students empowering their decision to be an Alternative Care Practitioners. Dr. Scotti is truly dedicated to Alternative Practices and strives to elevate her students to be the best in their discipline. She teaches biomedical courses at ATOM.

Amy J. Sear, A.P., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. O.M. (FL Lic AP #0000844)
Amy Sear earned a Bachelor degree from Cornell University and completed her Oriental Medicine education from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. She was a Teacher and Clinical Instructor at that College and used to be President of Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA). She is in private practice at the Breast Cancer Center of Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, FL, and has co-authored an IRB approved Phase I research study utilizing Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer patients.  Amy, a well known teacher of numerous seminars to professionals of Chinese Medicine, teaches Patents and courses in Acupuncture Practice Management at ATOM.

Yuexian Shi, M.D. (China), A.P. (FL Lic. AP #0002582)
Yuexian Shi received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Beijing Medical University in 1984. He has had more than 20 years of clinical experience in treating patients. In 1995 he was awarded “China Outstanding Young Nephrologist”. He has published dozens of articles in prestigious academic journals. He was licensed by the State of Florida as an Acupuncture Physician in July of 2008 and he teaches Case Management course at ATOM.

Xin Tong, M.D. (China), A.P. (FL Lic. AP #0003262)
Xin Tong obtained his medical degrees from Heilongjiang University of TCM, China. He worked as Medical Doctor, TCM Doctor and Acupuncture Physician and taught as professor in China for almost a decade. He is currently working as Clinic Director of the ATOM Intern Clinic.

Veaceslav Vlas, MD (EU), PhD, AP (FL lic # AP3627)
Veaceslav Vlas graduated from the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (USMF) in Moldova, where he received his M.D. degree. In 2001 he moved to China where he spent 10 years studying Oriental medicine and working as a TCM Doctor. He received his Ph.D. in Acupuncture from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China.  Dr. Vlas was a Professor and attending physician at Southwest Acupuncture College, American Academy of Acupuncture & OM and the University of East-West Medicine. Dr. Vlas’s clinical interest is Integrative Pain Management. Dr.Vlas is a Professor, currently teaching acupuncture and herbal courses at ATOM now.

Fangming Xu, PhD, MD (PRC), A.P.  (FL Lic AP # 3361)
Fangming Xu obtained his Ph.D majoring in acupuncture at Nanjing University of TCM in 2001. He did postdoctoral program in neurology in Chongqing Medical University from 2004-2006. He has been practicing and teaching acupuncture/TCM and rehabilitation medicine for more than 20 years. He was invited to be an acupuncture /TCM doctor in Switzerland from 2010 to 2011. He was a professor, supervisor and doctor in an acupuncture school in MN, U.S.A. from 2011 to 2013. He teaches acupuncture courses at ATOM and supervises interns at the Intern Clinic.

Jean-Michel Walker, MS, A.P. (FL Lic. AP #0002312)
He graduated from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2000 with honor and was licensed in the same year. He worked as an assistant clinical instructor in the ATOM’s intern clinic from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006 he lived and practiced acupuncture in a private clinic in Acapulco, Mexico and taught Tai Chi and Qi gong at the university level. He returned to Ft. Lauderdale in 2006 and is currently teaching acupuncture and Tui Na courses at ATOM and working as a clinical instructor.

Dickie Walls, DAOM, A.P.(FL Lic AP # 0001759)
Dickie Walls AP serves as Outreach Director and Clinical Student Supervisor.  He is a graduate of ATOM (Fall 2002) with a Masters of Oriental Medicine and is a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician.  He did post graduate studies at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tian Jin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He is a candidate in the DAOM program at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, and is the Student Coordinator for that program.  He is a member of FSOMA and on staff with their yearly conventions.  He holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Tennessee.  He is a licensed pilot and lived in the Cayman Islands for 23 years, where he had an underwater photography business.  He currently has a private practice in Delray Beach Florida.

Allyson Wilson, DAOM, A.P. (FL Lic. AP # 0002984)
Allyson earned a Master’s in Oriental Medicine and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM). She has been recently appointed as Assistant to the DAOM Director. She treats veterans in ATOM Intern Clinic and teaches acupuncture review course at ATOM. She also has a private practice in Hollywood, FL. Allyson has significant experience treating pain, mental and emotional issues, substance abuse and in practicing auricular acupuncture. As part of her practice she has worked with sports injuries, treated performance anxiety in athletes and students as well as various emotional/mental issues in conjunction with a licensed therapist.

Peilan Yao, M.D. (China), A.P. (FL Lic AP #0001847)
Peilan Yao was a physician in charge at Kunming Hospital of TCM for 7 years. With her extensive clinical experience in internal medicine and gynecology, she worked as part-time lecture at Yunnan College of TCM. She had treated nearly 25,000 patients before she came to U.S. in 2002. She is teaching various Chinese herbal courses at ATOM. She is the 7th generation offspring and successor of the well-known Yao medical current of TCM in China.