The Art & Science of Acupuncture for Physicians

Our Instructors

Matthew Enright

Matthew Enright, AP, DOM

Acupuncture Course Director, Division of Complementary & Integrative Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Matthew Enright, A.P., D.O.M. (FL) is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and currently practices acupuncture in Boca Raton, FL and New York. Matthew is a wellness-driven acupuncture Physician with 13 years of experience serving diverse populations. His practice, with an impressive background offering integrative care for both acute and chronic conditions, emphasizes pain management, sports medicine, neurological disorders, women’s health issues, cosmetic acupuncture, and integrative oncology.

Ashley Donato

Ashley Donato, AP, MSOM

University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ashley Donato is a NCCAOM board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncture Physician in Florida, and Licensed Acupuncturist in New York. Her full time practice is at the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Centers, and she has helped patients from all over the world using Traditional Chinese Medicine. “Every passing year Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture especially, are gaining the acceptance as a credible and necessary form of healthcare in the United States,” says Donato. After her own fantastic experience as a patient of an acupuncturist, she decided that she wanted to help others using this natural and effective medicine.  Dr. Donato earned her Masters degree at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, Texas, and opened her first practice at a regional hospital in Zachary, Louisiana. After two years, she opened a second clinic in New Orleans. She was a night instructor at a career college for four years, and in 2012, she decided to work a contract on a luxury ocean liner, and met her husband. Upon returning to New Orleans, Dr. Donato joined a multidisciplinary clinic for geriatric patients called JenCare. Her specialties include chronic pain, addiction treatment, sports medicine, women’s medicine, oncology, and geriatrics. Dr. Donato is also board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Ilana Newman

Ilana Newman, MD

Voluntary Faculty, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Ilana Newman MD attended medical school at the University of Arizona, followed by a residency in family medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.  During residency, she became frustrated with the limited treatment options she had for patients with back pain and started studying acupuncture at a program for physicians at UCLA.  She also completed the NADA program’s ear acupuncture drug detox training at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. In addition, Dr. Newman worked as a medical news reporter on the Oxygen Network and on daily online video medical news reports while in New York. After moving to South Florida, Dr. Newman took the basic and advanced acupuncture courses for physicians at the University of Miami. Several years later, she completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Miami. She currently does inpatient palliative medicine consultations at the Memorial Hospital System in Broward County and teaches workshops on Korean Hand Therapy for self-treatment of pain.

Tom Corbin

Tom Corbin, PhD, AP

Tom Corbin is an acupuncturist with a specialization in auricular therapy. Dr. Corbin is a trainer for the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute, the only credentialing body in North America certifying proficiency in Auriculotherapy/ear acupuncture. Trained in the three major systems of ear acupuncture, Dr. Corbin has used this modality to treat Veterans in the first Acupuncture Clinic at a Veterans Hospital Chronic Pain Department. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Corbin was also the site acupuncturist for the largest research projects on the use of ear acupuncture for cocaine addiction. Tom Corbin has taught the auricular microsystem of acupuncture in Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. He currently teaches at the Atlantic School of Oriental Medicine, where he has been a professor since 1998. Dr. Corbin believes that course participants should learn techniques that will have an immediate effect on their practices no matter what their licensure or practice interests may be. Most course participants will find that this may be the most practical way to incorporate an integrative medical modality into their practice.

Michael Kowalski

Michael Kowalski, AP

Found/Director of the 5 Element Institute & Senior Faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture
Michael Kowalski, AP is a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician and Founder of the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center and the 5 Element Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. Michael earned his B.A. at Yale University and continued his studies in Worsley Five Element Acupuncture with Professor J.R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England. After graduating he received a faculty appointment and began his private practice in the College’s Faculty Clinical. He has also provided acupuncture in Mayo Clinic Jacksonville’s Pilot Integrative Medicine Program. Michael Kowalski’s teaching experience includes serving on the acupuncture faculty of the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England and Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in Miami, FL.