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 (Now Retired) – 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...

ACADEMIC DEAN & FACULTY Eduardo grew up in a small city in Venezuela, home to Angostura Bitters (a medicinal tincture for stomach ailments designed in 1824). His broad experience in education includes K-12 substitute-teacher, 6th Grade teacher, and Education Coordinator at a private facility for...

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 (2004), 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...

FACULTY Vickie Dyal holds an Associate of Arts degree from Sante Fe Community College, a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Florida, and a Master’s of Elementary Education from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. She is a 2017 graduate of Dragon...

FACULTY Dr. Bi-Tao Lian (Becky) received her M.D. from Guangzhou Medical University. She has also studied for Advanced Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney, Australia. She...

CLINIC DIRECTOR, I.T. DIRECTOR, & FACULTY Brandon Weintraub is a 2015 graduate of Dragon Rises College possessing a Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of Florida. He...

  FACULTY Jenna graduated from DRCOM in 2019.  She is a licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida, as well as a NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. She earned a Master of Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative...

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Shannon is an alumni of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine and her Bachelors in Health Science. Her undergraduate degree was in Criminal Justice from Florida Southwestern State College. With this...

FACULTY Laisha has a long history with Dragon Rises College, including earning her Masters Degree, teaching, supervising in the clinic and working in administration, early on, as Registrar, Assistant to the Academic Dean and later as Clinic Director. She is a certified teacher of the...

FACULTY James “Jim” Brooks holds a BA in Psychology from the State University of NY at Albany, a Master of Social Work (MSW) also from SUNY Albany, and  Master of Acupuncture and Certificate of Advanced Study in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy for Five...

FACULTY Lori Selby Scott has enjoyed teaching Allied Health students for more than 25 years.  She graduated from Southern Adventist University School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.  She earned her...