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 is now also President of National Federation of Chinese TCM Organizations (NFCTCMO), Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Complementary Medicine & Alternative Healthcare, Vice Chair of World Traditional Medicine Forum, and an Executive Member of Presidium of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). 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 and the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics. Dr. Chen served as Chair of the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), Vice-Chair of New York State Acupuncture Board, and Editor-in-Chief of American Journal 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. After his graduation, 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 completed his Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Yemeng Chen has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for more than 35 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 over 20 books on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, 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 (2016), A Hundred Years Experiences Collection of Fang’s Acupuncture (2017), and Nutrition & Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians (2018).

In 2019, he involved many professional books publication, such as Chinese Medicine Diagnostics (English Textbooks of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine) as one of three Chief Editors, Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine (World Textbooks Series for Chinese Medicine Core Curriculum, Chinese Version) as an Associate Chief Editors, Overview of World Chinese Medicine Education as a Deputy Editors-in-Chief, and Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (4th Edition) which is also called CAM Book as an editor.

He was a peer reviewer of World Health Organization ICD-11 TM Code and International Standard Terminology of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Yemeng Chen 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.
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