M.D., Ph.D. FACP, FAAMA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Fan attended medical school at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China and received his Master of Science in Hypertension & Basic Cardiology at Shanghai Second Medical University (now Jiao Tong University School of Medicine), as well as his Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of South Carolina. His various medical experiences include working as an attending physician at the Emergency Department at the Cook County Hospital system in Chicago and a Bugher fellow at the ambulatory Cardiology clinic at Ben Taub Hospital. He is currently a staff physician at the Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has also been a teaching faculty for the Internal Medicine residency program at the Houston Methodist Hospital since 2008. Among the honors Dr. Fan has received for his medical career are, the Aventis Pharmaceuticals New Investigator Travel Award at Jackson Cardiovascular-Renal meeting in 2000, the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) in 2005, and the ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb travel award at American College of Cardiology in 2007. He was a recipient of a special recognition award from the Methodist Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program. He was an Executive Council Member of the 1st Board of Specialty Committee of Trocar "Floating Needle" of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. He is an executive Council Member and Deputy Secretary-General of the 2nd Board of Specialty Committee of Trocar "Floating Needle" World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. He was also a Bugher Fellow of Cardiovascular disease at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Falk Cardiovascular Fellow at Cardiovascular Institute at Loyola Medical Center Chicago. In addition to his extensive training at both basic and clinical medicine, he was also trained in Meditation, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Growing up, he witnessed the healing powers of traditional Chinese medicine and herbs. He seeks to combine eastern and western medical practices for the most effective treatment and prevention of diseases. Dr. Fan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and also Board certified in medical acupuncture. He is a fellow of the American College of Physician and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, has been a regular member of the American Physiological Society since 1996, and a member of the Texas Medical Association. He is a clinical assistant professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College, adjunct assistant professor for A&M and UTMB as well.
MD, Professor of Medicine and Acupuncture at the Medical Technology training center of Henan province, PR China
Dr. Guowen Hou, born in Henan, China, is among the world's premier traditional Chinese medicine doctors. He is the founder of the "floating needle" method, an innovative acupuncture technique that treats symptoms without penetrating into the muscle. Dr. Hou's method has been promoted by the Chinese Federal Bureau of Traditional Medicine, as well as added to undergraduate curriculums for medicine across China. He has given over 300 workshops around the world to train doctors in the floating needle method. Additionally, Dr. Hou earned his medical degree from Henan Medical College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a professor of medicine and Acupuncture at the Medical Technology training center of Henan province. Other honors and contributions to his field include: COO of the International Federation of Acupuncture and Director of the Beijing International Research Center for Floating Acupuncture, vice-president of the Chinese association of Acupuncturist and Tuina Therapy Association, visiting professor of Australia College of Integrative Medicine, senior advisor of Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, professor of Malaysian Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Hou has been actively involved in collaboration with Dr. Fan in the research revealing new mechanism underlying analgesia from floating needle.