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VUOM Team Members


Name Position
Tae Cheong Choo, Ph.D(Korea), L.Ac. CEO / Program Director
John Shin, J.D. President
John Yoo COO / Director of Admissions / Acting Dean
Chang Hee Kim, L.Ac., MSOM Director of Clinic Operations
Byung Y.Kim Marketing Director / Student Affairs
Venetia V. Demson, MLIS Librarian
Yoonsik Lee, Ph.D I.E.P. Director / Admissions Officer
Yoomin Kim Finance Officer/ PDSO
Kyung H. Seo, L.Ac., P.T. Director of Clinic Education
Henry Lee, CPA Business Analyst / Financial Aid Officer
Gyung Sung Kang, L.Ac. MSOM Herbal Dispensary Manager
Carla Arieta Library Assistant
Ji Baek, L.Ac. Registrar
Junil Oh IT Manager
Nicoleta Ardelean Administrative Staff
Aileen Kim Clinic Receptionist

Department Chairs

Name Position
Dr. Tae Cheong Choo, Ph.D(Korea), L.Ac. Acupuncture Chair / Herbology Chair
Dr. Hoon Byung Lee, DAOM, L.Ac. Oriental Medicine Chair
Dr. Carla Arieta, M.D. Western Medicine Chair

Board of Trustees

Name Position
Jane Kim Chair
John Yoo Secretary
Charles Chung Public Member
Dr. David Pak Public Member
Cindy Choi Public Member
Brian Yong Choi Public Member
Dr. Lixing Lao Professional Member
Dr. Tae Cheong Choo Non-Voting Member
John D. Shin Non-Voting Member

Board of Advisors

Name Position
Dr. O.K. Park Dr. Ok Park has extensive experience in Educational Research and practice. He is currently a senior research staff at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, he was a senior research psychologist at Army Research Institute in the U.S. Department of Defense. He was also an assistant professor of Education at the State University of New York at Albany. He has a PhD from University of Minnesota.
John Chapman “Chap” Petersen Virginia State Senator representing the Commonwealth’s 34th district
Sung Mun Jung, K.M.D., Ph.D., L.Ac. Dr. Sung Mun Jung received his 6 year Bachelor degree in 1994 and 2 years Master of Science degree in 1998 from the School of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Kyung Hee University in 2003 with Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduated School of East-West Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He completed a post-doctorate research Fellowship from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Philadelphia (PA, USA) and was mentored by both Professor Schumacher, MD and Professor Pessler, MD.
Dr. Jung has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years in both Korea and the U.S with special interests in Clinical Herbal Pharmacology and Acupunctures. He specializes in weight loss, immune disorders, arthritis, allergy disease, and the mechanism of inflammation resolution. He also has diverse basic and clinical research experiences in various settings to analyze the therapeutic efficacy of traditional medicine and to prove its value through scientific inquiry and methodology.
In 2010, Dr. Jung combined his practice with another fellow practitioner to form Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic that has 11 locations in east coast. Dr. Jung is published in many SCI Journals.
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