Arthur Yin Fan, PhD, CMD, Lac
Acupuncture Profession Survey Project, American Traditional Chinese Medicine Association, Vienna, VA 22182, USA; McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC., Vienna, VA 22182, USA
Dr. Arthur Yin Fan is an independent researcher, clinical & preclinical; and a leading clinician-was an internist for 6 years, a neurologist for 10 years, and a Chinese medicine doctor for 34 years. He was a NIH research fellow in Chinese medicine during 2002-2005. As a researcher in acupuncture, he investigated its effect and mechanism on reducing pain and inflammation. He also researched herbal medicine, nutrition supplements' efficacy and safety at University of Maryland and Georgetown University Medical School. He is a teaching faculty member on research methodology for doctoral program in American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Minneapolis, MN, and a NIH/NCI invited speaker in acupuncture clinical trial methodology in June 2016. Dr. Fan has been an editorial board member in several leading academic journals, and reviewer for medical research grants as well as academic papers for dozen peer-reviewed Journals in more than twenty years, he is an associate editor-in-chief of Journal of Integrative Medicine; he has published over one hundred academic papers; was a consultant for the center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland medical school for 14 years and currently is a consultant for chronic low back pain acupuncture research at Stanford University.
Dr. Fan was a close student of Grand Chinese Medicine Master Dr. Zhongying Zhou under the apprenticeship in China (1995-1998), Practicing in the Washington, DC-northern Virginia area since 2002, he employs acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as complementary or alternative therapies for patients with various conditions. He is one of few doctors who have both MD and PhD in integrative medicine. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Fan was one of the major designers and founders of Nanjing Chinese Medicine Center for Stroke, which combined the medical resources of ICU, neurology, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, physical therapy, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and other therapies to maximize patients' survival and recovery in a limited time. Currently, this center has been listed as one of the key stroke centers in China.
Dr. Fan has served as vice president, American TCM Association, ATCMA, USA since 2016. He got Congress Awards twice for promoting acupuncture in the United States.
Terms of Appointment: Oct 2019 – Aug 2021