Faculty

Exceptional careers start with exceptional instruction.

Our instructors:

East West College of Natural Medicine has built an academic team able to provide students with comprehensive and relevantknowledge and training. We regularly interface with local and national colleges and universities, as well as the clinical community, to find the most qualified and exciting instructors. EWCNM faculty members come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. For example, the core of the Chinese Medicine department is composed of instructors from China. The traditional Chinese acupuncture curriculum is enhanced with courses in Japanese acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, and Korean hand acupuncture. Biomedicine courses are taught by Doctors of Oriental Medicine (DOM/OMD), medical doctors (MD), osteopaths (DO), naturopathic physicians (ND/NMD), chiropractors (DC), and researchers (PhD). Homeopathy, clinical nutrition, and integrative medicine courses are taught by experts in their fields of study.

 

Steven Roensch
Instructor/Admissions Committee Chair

Matthew Frey, AP
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Courses

Valerie Daverio, AP
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture Courses

Dr. Senad Jaskic
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Courses

Partha Banerjee, MD
Western Sciences

Guoxiang Zhu, DOM
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Courses

Steven Collins, DOM, LAc

Filipp Gadar, AP, DOM
Clinic Supervisor

Danielle Saint-Cyr, AP
Clinic Supervisor

Patrick Barron, ND
Western Sciences

Dr. John Hsu, DAOM
Herbal Theory and Application

 

Dr. John Hsu | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Dr. John Hsu, DAOM
Herbal Theory and Application

Dr. Hsu earned his Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine (DOM) from Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2007 and his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2014.

Patrick Barron | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Patrick Barron, ND
Western Sciences

Dr. Patrick Barron has been both a teacher and a practicing physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for over 30 years.

Danielle Saint-Cyr | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Danielle Saint-Cyr, AP
Clinic Supervisor

Danielle Saint-Cyr is a specialist in Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurological Disorders and Pain Management with over 20 years in clinical practice.

Filipp Gadar | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Filipp Gadar, AP, DOM
Clinic Supervisor

Filipp Gadar received his Master Degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine.

Steven Collins | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Steven Collins, DOM, LAc

Dr. Steven Collins, DOM, Lac, has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2001. Focusing on acupuncture, tuina, qi kung and other tools from the toolbox of Chinese medicine, he treats many complaints including pain of all sorts, fatigue and "sticky" diseases. Dr. Collins is well regarded in the medical community and by his patients.

Guoxiang Zhu | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Guoxiang Zhu, DOM
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Courses

Dr. Zhu has been practicing acupuncture since 1985. He obtained his medical degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and practiced both Chinese and Western medicine at Hangzhou TCM Hospital in China. He served as the Chief Physician and hospital's director of the Acupuncture Department until 2007 when he moved to the US with his family.

Partha Banerjee | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Partha Banerjee, MD
Western Sciences

Dr. Partha Banerjee received his Medical Doctorate at the Calcutta medical college, India and a Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism and Nuclear medicine at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Senad Jaskic | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Dr. Senad Jaskic,D.C., M.S., A.P., CKTP
Clinic Supervisor, Western Sciences and Acupuncture Courses

Dr. Senad Jaskic is Florida Department of Health double board licensed Chiropractic and Acupuncture Physician. He has been in the health field for over eight years and brings in extensive clinical experience in chiropractic, rehabilitation, nutrition, acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Matthew Frey | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Matthew Frey, AP
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Courses

Dr. Matthew Frey was first introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997 while studying Physical Therapy in Amsterdam. He was immediately fascinated with this ancient medicine and its ability to address many health issues naturally without the possible adverse effects of medications and surgery.

Valerie Daverio | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Valerie Daverio, AP
Clinic Supervisor & Acupuncture Courses

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida, Valerie went to the heart of ancient Chinese medical practices to gain a comprehensive knowledge of ancient modalities of Acupuncture and Herbology.

Steven Roensch | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Steven Roensch
Instructor/Admissions Committee Chair

Dr. Steven Roensch's first experience with oriental medicine was in 1971 in Bien Hoa, a small village on the outskirts of Saigon, South Vietnam. It was there, where as a young Army sergeant, he witnessed Chinese missionaries performing acupuncture on locals suffering from the effects of malaria.