Our Faculty

Lesley Hamilton, DAOM, MACM, LAc

VP Academics and Accreditation, MAcOM/DAcOM Program Director, Academic Advisor

DAOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2017
MACM, University of Southern California, 2011
MSOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2002
BS, University of Wisconsin, 1979
 

Dr. Hamilton is the vice president of academics and accreditation as well as the program director for the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and first professional Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs. Lesley maintains a clinical practice at AOMA's Professional Clinic South in addition to teaching Chinese herbal treatment of disease and ethics and legal issues courses and supervising in the student clinics at AOMA.  Her mission in life is to provide support and opportunities for others to excel - patients, students, colleagues, friends, and family.

Lesley's clinical specialties include: hepatitis, anxiety/depression, stress induced disorders (e.g. psychosocial, gastrointestinal), allergies, menopause, neck/upper back/shoulder pain, and low back/hip pain. Her philosophy with any of these issues is to engage with the patient and identify what he/she can do between sessions to improve health and wellness.

Professional Memberships

Professional member of Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM)

Licenses and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture License
AC00644

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM-2004)

Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM-2002)

Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM-2002)

Certified Acu-Detox Specialist (NADA-2003)

Certified Hepatitis C Specialist (Quan Yin Healing Arts-2003)

Occupational Acupuncturist Certification (AOMA-2009)

Publications

Hamilton, L. (2015). Reflections on systems-based practice. Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2(3), 19-21.

Books

He, Y., & Hamilton, L. (2009). Chinese Herbal Treatment of Disease (1st ed.).

Zhou, Z., & Hamilton, L. (2008). Chinese Herbology: A Student Study Guide (3rd ed.). http://store.aoma.edu/product/2301.html

Presentations

Hamilton, L. (2012). Lessons from Neurobiology: What Medical Educators Should Know. Presented at the Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Pasadena, CA

Hamilton, L. (2011). Using ARS to Evaluate Attendee’s Knowledge and Attitudes. Presented at the Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Pasadena, CA