Kevin V. Ergil, M.A., DACM., L.Ac., Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), is a Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NYCC. Dr. Ergil is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and anthropologist. A practicing acupuncturist (licensed in New York and California), and herbalist since 1990 his research and clinical interests extend to chronic immunodeficiency disorders, women’s health, and pain. 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 and as a member of the advisory board.
He is a past president of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco (1990-1992) and was 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 Wholistic Health Education & Research (now the New York College for Health Professions). Prior to joining the faculty at NYCC he was the Director of the Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine in the School of Health Sciences at Touro College (2000-2006), was awarded the title Founding Director in 2006, serving as an Associate Professor until 2008.
He is a medical anthropologist whose research interests and activities have focused primarily on the diagnostic logic of Tibetan medicine and the professionalization of Chinese medicine in the United States. He has pursued studies in East Asian medicine since 1980, focusing on Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine and Chinese Medicine, as well as related traditions and has published on these areas.
Kevin Ergil joined the Advisory Board of the Acupuncture Society of New York in 2003 and served on it till 2014 when he joined the NYS Acupuncture Board.
Dr. Ergil is particularly proud of the opportunity that he has had to provide care to veterans at the VA in Canandaigua NY where he has served as an acupuncturist since 2008.