Faculty

CO-FOUNDER | CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Kathleen Leavy holds an A.S. Degree in Biology and an A.S. Degree in Nursing. She has 12 years experience in critical care and dialysis. Kathleen is NCCAOM certified in acupuncture and herbology. In practice since 1992, Kathleen continues advanced studies...

Co-Founder Leon Hammer, M.D., is a graduate of Cornell University, Cornell Medical College, and the William A. White Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry. In the early 1970’s, Dr. Hammer began a study of Chinese Medicine in England and traveled to study in China in 1981....

CLINIC DIRECTOR & FACULTY Jerrod Fletcher, MAOM, AP, graduated from Dragon Rises College in 2007 and holds a BBA from Harding University, AR. In addition to teaching and his role as Clinic Director, he is in private practice in Gainesville and Alachua.

FACULTY Xuguang Yang, M.D. (China), was trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Hunan Academy of TCM and Materia Medica in Changsha, and at Yunnan College of TCM in Kunming. He graduated with the equivalent of an MD in the United States. He has done...

FACULTY Andrew Nichols, received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Florida School of Professional Psychology, a Ph. D., in Psychology from LaSalle University, and certification in psychoanalysis from the Topeka Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Nichols has taught psychology at several colleges and universities since...

FACULTY Claire Holland holds a Bachelors degree in music and in biology, as well as a Masters degree in music from Western Michigan University. She received her MD from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1980. She has been a physician in a number of...

FACULTY Tom Hayes-Morrison, M.B.A., is a graduate of Harvard Business School and West Point Military Academy. He has started or directed several enterprises, and teaches at City College in Gainesville.

FACULTY Eduardo Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. He has lead or directed several water, harpy eagle and gopher tortoise conservation projects in the western hemisphere. He teaches at City College and has taught in the Alachua...

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Hamilton Rotte has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He is NCCAOM certified in Herbal medicine. Hamilton studied in Hangzhou, China and completed post-graduate work in Chendgdu, specializing in...

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Vasanthi is a graduate from London University and Dragon Rises College, and holds a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is Nationally Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She started studying Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis in 2001...

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Mary Jo is a graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia, a MS in Physiology from the University of South Georgia, and MED (Education) from the University of Florida....

FACULTY, CLINIC STAFF Clare Fenn, Clinic Supervisor, is a 2007 graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to teaching, she is a volunteer practitioner at Helping Hands clinic for the medically needy, and is in private practice in Gainesville.