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Meet Dr. Sinem Ergen DACM, L.Ac

Dr. Sinem Ergen received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from Pacific College of Health and Science. Prior to her interest in integrative medicine, she earned her B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering (Hons) and B.A in Physics concurrently from California State University Long Beach, completing her honors thesis in creating affordable and injectable scaffolds to grow cardiac stem cells. She then continued her graduate studies in Bioengineering and Cognitive Science at the University of California San Diego to further her understanding of biomedicine and neuro-dynamics holistically, which sparked her interest in Chinese Medicine and lead her to the Pacific College of Health and Science - San Diego. After receiving her DACM and MSTOM in December of 2021, she is continuing to expand her knowledge in Canonical Chinese Medicine as well as 5 Element Acupuncture.

Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Ergen is passionate about mixed martial arts, which has led her to further her training in orthopedic disorders and sports medicine. In order to increase the inclusion of the use of Chinese Medicine within the integrative medicine model and conventionalizing personalized medicine, Dr. Ergen dedicates time to Chinese herbology and acupuncture research through evidence informed practice and her extensive background in biomedicine. 

Education and Certifications

California Acupuncture Board Certification 

Microneedling & Nanoneedling Certification 

Pacific College of Health and Science 2018-2021

Doctorate and Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM & MSTOM)

2050 Educational hours, 950 Clinical hours

5 Element Acupuncture Training

Advanced training in Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders

UCSD Hospital Experience

University of California San Diego 2017-2018

Graduate studies in Bioengineering and Cognitive Science

California State University Long Beach 2012-2017

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Thesis in 3D Scaffold for Cardiac Tissue Engineering with Stem Cells

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