AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Integrative Medicine Faculty

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Core Faculty

Rebecca Andrews, ND
ND, Bastyr University, 2003
BA, Psychology, University of Kentucky, 1993
Dr. Andrews’ extensive career in healthcare began in 1995 when she completed massage therapy training before going on to earn her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in 2003. Prior to relocating to Austin, TX, she maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, WA with emphasis on general medicine, women's health, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pain management & physical medicine, environmental medicine, botanical medicine, natural hormone and neurotransmitter balancing. In addition to her many years of clinical experience, Dr. Andrews has also served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, lead international medical volunteer teams to Kenya, and has taught numerous public courses on environmental medicine, herbal medicine, and hormone balance for women.

Joel Cone, DC, Postgraduate Certification in Acupuncture
DC, Texas Chiropractic College, 2001
BS, Texas Chiropractic College, 2001
Dr. Cone has extensive experience in reading MRI, CT, and radio-graphic images, and performing comprehensive physical examination on surgical patients. In the classroom, he enthusiastically combines knowledge of clinical anatomy, physiology, patient management and acupuncture. He enjoys showing students ways to apply knowledge in anatomy and physiology to their future practices. Dr. Cone maintains an active clinical practice in the Austin area. Cone has instructed at AOMA since 2005.

Raja Mandyam, MD (India)
MBBS, Bangalore University, 1966

Amy Neuzil, ND
NMD, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2003
BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1998
Dr. Neuzil is the owner and founder of Excelon Health Integrative Medical Center in Austin, TX. She has served patients in the Austin area for almost 10 years, educating the community about natural health through radio appearances, popular articles, and various public workshops and presentations. She currently serves as the co-chair of the legislative committee for the Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is the author of two books on women’s health.

Adjunct Faculty

Monica Uridiales Alleman, MSN, BSN
DNP, Loyola University, New Orleans, anticipated graduation May 2013
MSN, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2008
BSN, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2005
With over 15 years’ experience in various health care organizations, Monica Uridiales Alleman, is a family nurse-practitioner who is well versed in organizational flow and care of patients in both hospital and community settings. Beginning her nursing career in 1996, Alleman went on to her earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2005 and a master’s of science in nursing at Loyola University in 2008. In keeping with her professional goal of changing the modern health care system and improving approaches to health, Alleman is currently completing a doctorate of nursing practice. Her professional experience includes oncology & bone marrow-transplant care, hospice case management & care, and disease management & prevention for obesity. She is an active member of several professional organizations including the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Texas Nurse Practitioner Association. Alleman lectures on biomedical and functional medical assessments in integrative practice within the DAOM program at AOMA.

Sylvia Deily, D.C.
D.C., Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2002
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1985
Dr. Sylvia Deily is an accomplished instructor and practitioner with a long-standing interest in health care. Prior to earning a doctor of chiropractic medicine degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2002, Dr. Sylvia Deily completed training in massage therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing. In addition to her training in chiropractic medicine and massage, Deily completed an in-depth, two-year course of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Emperor’s College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. On top of her studies, Deily also served from 2004 to 2008 as an instructor and clinical supervisor within the doctoral program at Emperor’s College of Acupuncture of Oriental Medicine, where she developed and taught courses on musculoskeletal pain. From 2003 to 2005, Deily also taught graduate-level coures in physical therapy at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has taught and co-taught numerous continuing education courses on pain and rehabilitation, and her work appears in the book, Rehabilitation of the Spine, A Practioner’s Manual, 2nd edition, wherein she coauthored two chapters on integrated approaches to treatment. Deily provides instruction on biomedical and functional medical assessments in integrative practice to doctoral students at AOMA.

Elayne Lansford, PhD, MA
PhD, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1982
MA, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1980
BA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976
Dr. Elayne Lansford is a licensed psychologist with over 29 years of experience in the field. She began her career by earning a bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, before pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She has worked in private practice in Austin, Texas since 1993 where she specializes in psychological evaluation and assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, mindfulness and relaxation training, trauma, and coping with chronic illness. Lansford has extensive experience in lecturing, evaluating, and supervising graduate psychology students in outpatient practicum and has served as an adjunct assistant professor within UT Austin’s department of psychology since 1985. In addition to being a published author whose work has appeared in the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, Lansford has given presentations at national conferences within the U.S. and conducted numerous workshops on topics including stress management,  relaxation, and dealing with chronic disease. Within AOMA’s doctoral program, Lansford is a lecturer on advanced topics in pain and associated psycho-social phenomena.

Guest Lecturers

Stephen Bekanich, MD
MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998
Dr. Stephen Bekanich is a leader in the field of palliative care and currently serves as the co-director of Seton Palliative Care at the Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. In addition to his clinical role, Bekanich’s funded research in the fields of pain care and medical education has appeared in medical and popular journals, including publications produced by the Joint Commission, an independent non-profit accrediting agency for medical organizations in the U.S. He currently serves as the Senior Editor for Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care (PC-FACS). Prior to joining Seton Palliative Care, Bekanich was an associate professor of medicine at multiple academic medical centers within the National Cancer Institute’s network.

Bruno Lepore, MA, LPCS
Bio coming soon

Christopher Garrison, MD, MBA
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
MBA, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dr Christopher Garrison completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
In addition to his medical training, Garrison also received a Master in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. The recipient of numerous awards and honors during his medical career, Garrison currently serves as the Program Director for the University of Texas Southwestern’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program in Austin. Garrison’s commitment to health care also lead him to found the Intelligent Healthcare, Inc., a Texas-based educational and consulting corporation.