Jing Fan, PhD, MD (China), LAc
Director of Clinical Education
MMed, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, 2005
BMed (M.D. China), Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, 2002
“Humans are a part of nature. Disease is the loss of complexity.”
Dr. Jing Fan joined AOMA in 2016 as a new faculty member and Director of Clinical Education. Dr. Fan received his bachelor of medicine (MD), master of clinical medicine, and PhD in orthopedics of Chinese medicine at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. He completed three fellowships in orthopedics and Chinese medicine at Nanjing First Hospital, Jiangsu Province Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Shanghai No.6 People's Hospital.
He was an associate professor at Nanjing University since 2005 and visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School. He has published numerous papers and was involved in several research studies. He most recently was in Boston where he finished a two year postdoctoral research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2014, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2015.
Dr. Jing Fan joined AOMA in 2016 as a new faculty member and Director of Clinical Education. He most recently was in Boston where he finished up two years of postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2014, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2015). Dr. Fan received his bachelor of Chinese medicine (M.D. China), master of clinical integrative medicine, and Ph.D. in orthopedics of Chinese medicine at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. He completed three fellowships in orthopedics and Chinese medicine at Nanjing First Hospital, Jiangsu Province Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Shanghai No.6 People's Hospital in China. He has been an associate chief surgeon of orthopedic department at affiliated hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine) with more than ten years of clinical experience in Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture and Tuina as well as the orthopedic surgical techniques. He also a lectured at Johns Hopkins University – Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies and and instructed at Harvard Medical School. He has published numerous papers and involved in research studies.
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Dr. Jing Fan was trained to be a TCM practitioner by family from a young age. He is the 3rd generation Chinese Medicine practitioner of his family in China. His passion in scientific research of TCM revolves around the following fundamental questions: What is health? What are the characteristics of a healthy biological system? How do we recognize these characteristics and treat diseases by using TCM techniques? After completing clinical and basic training of integrating Chinese medicine with western medicine at top TCM and western medicine institutions, he gradually found the beauty of traditional Chinese medicine: dynamic, systematic and complex. Following his supervisors, Prof. Aktas and Prof. Peng at Harvard Medical School for more than two years, he realized that the complexity of a biological system reflects its ability to adapt and function in an ever-changing environment. Thus, a healthy system that can adapt easily when faced with external stresses, is located at the high complexity state. A wide class of disease states, as well as aging, appear to degrade this biological complexity and reduce the adaptive capacity of the system. Thus, loss of complexity may be a generic, defining feature of pathologic dynamics, and the basis of new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches. TCM looks human and nature as a whole, and always treats diseases with the idea of dynamics and systems to restore the complexity of human’s body.
Dr. Jing Fan’s clinical specialty is in the area of pain management from a systematic-complexity point of view in TCM. He also has abundant experience in treating patients with Neuro-musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and gynecological diseases. The diseases he has treated include, but are not limited to headache, insomnia, poor memory, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, facial pain, limb pain and numbness, muscle weakness & atrophy, COPD, stress, PTSD, GERD, IBS, PID, irregular menstruation and urinary problems.