Interviews with Our Elders Series – William Morris

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Interviews with Our Elders Series - William Morris

William Morris is an internationally recognized expert in the area of Chinese pulse diagnosis with more than 30 years of concentration on the subject. His publications include: Transformation, and Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies, an Illustrated Guide and more than 18 journal publications on pulse diagnosis. He is author of the forthcoming titles, Pulse Diagnosis for the Western Herbalist, NeoClassical Pulse Diagnosis, and Chinese Medicine and Transformation.

OMD from SAMRA, DAOM from Emperor’s College, and an MSEd in medical education from USC are part of his background. His studies include three different family lineages of Chinese medicine. They are the Ding family for internal medicine, Gu family for external medicine and Yang for Shang Han Lun. His PhD in Transformative Studies from CIIS is focused upon medical epistemology relative to pulse diagnosis.

Leading at the national, state and institutional levels, he served as architect of a single national professional association, now the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). He led the US team that put initial language together for the WHO ICD-11 traditional medical codes. He also organized 2 Institutional Review Boards and 2 Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs in Los Angeles. As president of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine located in in Austin, TX, he led the institution to regional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and acquisition of its own property. Under William’s leadership, AOMA is now approved to operate a DAOM at regionally accredited level with programs beginning in July of 2013.

William was awarded Acupuncturist of the Year in 2008 for his work on uniting the AOM profession into one national association. That same year, across the profession, he was recognized as a Founder and Leader for his profession building efforts and work developing doctoral standards within the field, leading 2 other institutions to successful doctoral applications under the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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