Academic Leadership

Qianzhi ‘Jamie’ Wu, PhD, MD (China), LAc

Vice President of Faculty

PhD, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2014
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1985
BMed, Lu Zhou Medical College, 1982

Qianzhi Wu began his acupuncture studies as the apprentice of a veteran “barefoot doctor” in China, later enrolling for seven years of systematic training within the state hospital system. Dr. Wu’s experience, as an educator and in service to the profession, is considerable. Over a ten-year period, he taught acupuncture, Chinese bodywork, foundations of Chinese medicine, and Chinese medical qigong as an associate professor at one of the three oldest and most prestigious TCM universities in China, the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).. He was also a chief acupuncturist at Chengdu University’s teaching hospital. From 1987 to 1992, he was a major contributor to the Depository of Questions used by the Sichuan Province’s equivalent of the US National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In 1992, he received a provincial award as an excellent instructor. In 1994, the China Ministry of Education advocated the “211 Project,” a project for national higher education reform. As chief contributor and leader for the design of the “211 Project” for Chengdu University of TCM, Wu was actively engaged in redesigning TCM programs and curriculum for the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels and was highly honored by the academic committee of the university. Wu has published six Oriental medicine books (four of them as the primary author) and many papers in China, Germany, and the United States. Wu is a past commissioner of NCCAOM and served as the chairman of the Chinese Herbology and Asian Bodywork Examination Development Committees of NCCAOM. He has been an AOMA faculty member since 1996.