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Ellen Silver Highfield is a Licensed Acupuncturist who has been in practice since 1982.  She is an Assistant Research Professor and Director of Acupuncture Programs in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.  She has twenty years of experience teaching acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture and has also taught numerous CAM Faculty Development workshops of integrating acupuncture into traditional medical venues.  She specializes in acupuncture as an adjunct to oncology, chronic pain and pediatrics.

Lisa Spellman is a Licensed Acupuncturist who has been on staff at Boston Medical Center since 2006, where she supervises acupuncture interns in the New England School of Acupuncture free care Acupuncture Clinic.  Previous work experience in western medical settings combined with her love of teaching make integrative settings a natural place for her.  She specializes in the non-insertive acupuncture treatment of addicted newborns and also in various adolescent conditions.

Faculty members have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Advisory Board
(in alphabetical order)

Linda Barnes, PhD, MTS, MA, Director, MA Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice, Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Professor and Chairman of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, Asst. Director of Integrative Medicine and Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Michael Grodin, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, SocioMedical Sciences, Community Medicine, Medical Acupuncturist, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Ted J. Kaptchuk, Director of Complementary Specialties, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

J Yen Lin Loh, MD, Medical Acupuncturist, Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Robert Saper, MD, MPH, Director of Integrative Medicine and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Kathy J. Seltzer, Lic. Ac., Dean of Clinical Education, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA