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.

Patrick Downie, Academic Dean

Patrick Downie, DC
Academic Dean

Patrick Downie graduated from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois in 1996 and pursued additional clinical training in orthopedics and neurology.

Hsin-Hsin Hu, Adjunct Professor

Hsin-Hsin Hu, AP
Adjunct Professor

Hsin-Hsin Hu is a Florida-licensed Acupuncture Physician and holds dual diplomates in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from NCCAOM.

Yoseph D.Feleke

Yoseph D.Feleke MD, DAOM, BSN, AP
Program Chair

Dr. Feleke has practiced as MD/Acupuncturist and has over 20 years of Clinical experience.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller, AP
Program Chair

Brandon Fuller has been published in Acupuncture Today and is one of the stars of Natural Healing with Oriental Medicine (a Sarasota-based television show).

John Orsborn, AP

John Orsborn, AP
Adjunct Professor

John Orsborn is a National Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and a Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM).

 

Jessica Fritz, AP

Jessica Fritz, AP
Adjunct Professor

Jessica Fritz graduated from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA) Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. With over a decade of experience, she specializes in fertility, pregnancy, pediatrics and internal medicine. 

Teresa Renfroe, AP

Teresa Renfroe, AP
Lead Instructor

Passionate about her work helping students achieve academic excellence, she is dedicated to the improvement and evolution of the school curriculum and serves as a liaison between the faculty and administration. In addition to being a highly respected professor, she manages all components of the Herbal Pharmacy and advises students regarding policies, procedures, and is responsible for all academic student and faculty concerns.

John Hsu | EAST WEST COLLEGE

John Hsu, DAOM
Herbal Theory and Application

John 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
Clinic Supervisor

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

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.

Steven Roensch | EAST WEST COLLEGE

Steven Roensch, AP
Instructor/Admissions Committee Chair

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.