Faculty & Staff
Kevin V. Ergil
- B.A., University of California, 1983
- M.S., American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1989
- M.A., University of Washington, 1986
- DACM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
Dr. Kevin V. Ergil is a professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NYCC. He has been a practicing acupuncturist (licensed in New York and California) and herbalist since 1990. His research and clinical interests have extended into the areas of chronic immunodeficiency disorders, women’s health, and harm reduction acupuncture. He was co-chair of the Overview Panel for the Workshop on Acupuncture sponsored by NIH in 1994, and presented on Acupuncture Licensure, Training, and Certification in the United States at the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in 1997. He has served as a director of the Society for Acupuncture Research. His current interests include safety and efficacy issues related to single substance phytopharmacy, drug-herb interaction and toxicity issues in Chinese herbal medicine, and the assessment of clinical outcomes in complementary and alternative therapies. Dr. Ergil is a past president of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco (1990-1992) and the founding Dean of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York Campus (1992-1998). He was Director of Research and Chair of the Department of Acupuncture at the New York College for Health Professions. From 2000 – 2006 he was the Director of the Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine in the School of Health Sciences at Touro College (2000-2006). He was awarded the title Founding Director of the Touro College GPOM in 2006. As a representative to the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1991 to 2000 he chaired the Research Information Committee and the Core Curriculum Committee. At the FLSAOM Dr. Ergil teaches courses in Oriental Medicine Theory & Diagnosis, Acupuncture Techniques, Chinese Materia Medica, Chinese Prepared Medicines, Medical Research, and Botanical Medicine & Chinese Medicine Pharmacognosy & Toxicology. Dr. Ergil has published extensively in a variety of areas. Most recently he has completed three chapters for the 5th Edition of Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He and Marnae Ergil are coauthors of the Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine (2009).