YEMENG CHEN, O.M.D. (China), Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac., graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985. After that, 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. Working in 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. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Acupuncture Profession, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Science & Technology, Branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1988 – 1991), by the Shanghai Municipal Government.
Dr. Chen has more than 30 research papers published 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 eight acupuncture books, 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 has been the Academic Dean at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1996, and was appointed President of the school in 2006. He is a Fellow of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics (F.I.C.A.E.) and was a Fellow of International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture (F.I.A.C.A.). Ha has been a member of the New York State Board for Acupuncture, appointed by the New York State Education Department, since 2000, and was elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2007. He enthusiastically participates in numerous nationwide activities in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession. He has been a member of the Core Curriculum Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) since 2000 and has participated in the ACAOM Doctoral Task Force as one of four CCAOM representatives from 2004 to 2007. Since March 2008, he has been elected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of the CCAOM. He served as a guest member of the Exam Development Committee of NCCAOM in 2006. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1999 to 2006 and currently is a member of the Editorial Board of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, the International Journal. Source : New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine .