Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, LAc

Director, Acupuncture Service, Lutheran Medical Center, NYU

Claudia Citkovitz,PhD, MS, LAc.,is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation of NYU Medical School.  She has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in Labor and Delivery, Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and pain management. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Pacific and Tri-State colleges in New York.  An internationally known lecturer, she is an adjunct faculty member at the New England School of Acupuncture and teaches in other acupuncture doctoral and Master’s programs in the United States. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first conducted in the U.S., as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during Labor and Delivery. Dr. Citkovitz is a frequent peer reviewer and Editorial Board member on journals including Acupuncture in Medicine, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Explore, and Meridians.  She serves as a Commissioner on the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Terms of Appointment: July 2018 - July 2020