Kevin V. Ergil, MA, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM) is Director of Health Sciences at Wells College. Dr. Ergil is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and an anthropologist. An acupuncturist (NY, CA) and herbalist since 1990. His current clinical and research interests include safety and efficacy issues related to single substance phytopharmacy, drug-herb interaction and toxicity issues in natural medicines, the assessment of clinical outcomes in complementary and alternative therapies, and the clinical management of chronic pain in the presence of multiple comorbidities. including PTSD and obesity. As an anthropologist he conducted research on Tibetan medicine and the “Americanization” of Chinese medicine. He has been invited to present and teach in Australia, England, Germany, Taiwan, and China. He has served as Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NYCC, Director of the Graduate Program of Oriental Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Touro College and other institutions. Dr. Ergil has maintained private practices in San Francisco, New York, and Huntington and served as lead acupuncturist at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. He is presently Chair of the New York State Acupuncture Board.