President's Biography
YEMENG CHEN, Ph.D. (China), Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac., FICAE, is President of New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Chen graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985 after 5 years training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and western medicine. He completed his Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012. Dr. Chen serves as the Chair of the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). He is currently a guest professor in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Institutes of Integrative Medicine of Fudan University, and also a visiting professor in Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program) and the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics.

After his graduation from Shanghai University of TCM, he worked as an instructor in the former Shanghai Medical University — now known as Fudan University — and practiced as a physician in the affiliated Huashan Hospital, becoming the Director of the Acupuncture Department in 1989. During his time at the hospital, he received extensive clinical experience through his mentor, the well-known Prof. You-An Fang, and did intensive research on acupuncture applied to different neurological diseases through integrated traditional and western medicine. Fang’s Acupuncture is now on the Shanghai Municipal Government Intangible Cultural Inheritage List. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Acupuncture Profession, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Science & Technology, Branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1988 - 1991), by the Shanghai Municipal Government.

Dr. Chen has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for more than 30 years, especially having rich experience in treating different neurological and mental-emotional disorders as well as providing acupuncture care for women’s health and cancer patients. He has published more than 50 research papers in various medical journals in different countries, two of which were cited in Current Bibliographies in Medicine: Acupuncture (1970 -1997) by the National Library of Medicine. He has also published eight acupuncture books, such as The Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment on Various Diseases (1990) and Guide of Consulting Acupuncture (1994) and in 1992 he participated in writing two large-scale reference works: New Edition of Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Complete Works of Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion. He is also a co-author of Diversification of Acupuncture Practice in the U.S.

He served as the Academic Dean at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1996 to 2010, and was appointed President of the school in 2006. He is a Fellow of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics (F.I.C.A.E.), a Visiting Professor of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in the ICAE and an Editorial Committee member of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, the International Journal. Dr. Chen is also an Executive Member of Presidium of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) and the President of the National Federation of Chinese TCM Organizations (NFCTCMO).

Dr. Chen has enthusiastically participated in numerous nationwide activities in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession which include the following:
• Member of the New York State Board for Acupuncture, appointed by the New York State Education Department (2000 – 2010, elected Vice-Chair of the Board starting in 2007)
• At-large Member of the Executive Committee, and co-chair of Herbal Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) (2008 – 2010)
• Member of the First Professional Doctoral Task Force of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) as one of the representatives of the CCAOM (2004 – 2007) and the representative of the NFCTCMO (2011 – current)
• Member of the Chinese Advisory Council, American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) (2009 – 2010, becoming an Executive Member in 2010)
• Guest member of Chinese Herbology Exam Development Committee of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) (2006)
• Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1999 – 2006)
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