Updated: November 4th, 2020

Some recent career, practice, and life accomplishments from alumni of our acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs. To share your own updates, click here.


Peter Eckman, Acupuncture (UK Sept. 1973)
Published “The Compleat Acupuncturist” via Singing Dragon Press, 2014. Presented on Western Acupuncture History via Skype, Kunming, China, 2014. Addressed BAcC Annual Symposium, 2014.


Clayton Spivey, Acupuncture (May 1989)
Married to Edna Brandt, L.Ac., May 2012.


Elaine Komarow Wolf, Acupuncture (Sept. 1992)
Publishes a blog, The Acupuncture Observer, focusing on professional news, healthcare policy, regulation and ethics. Hopes to do more teaching on ethics once her service to the Advisory Board on Acupuncture in Virginia is complete.

Susan Berman Schonberger, Acupuncture (Sept. 1997)
Recently left her co-founded practice, Blue Heron Wellness, and is honored to be working at Crossings: A Center for the Healing Traditions in downtown Silver Spring, Md.


Lauren Richter, Acupuncture (Jan. 2001)
Recently became certified by American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and became an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Michelle Gellis, Acupuncture (Jan. 2002)
Became a Certified Trainer for Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.

Ludwig Kragler, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs (Sept. 2003)
Current acupuncturist and herbalist with Frederick Memorial Hospital and its Wellness Center.

Rachel Kriger, Acupuncture (Sept. 2006)
Recently moved to Philadelphia with her husband, Nick Corso, where they are slowly growing their respective businesses, acupuncture and pottery. Alumni and their friends and family in the area are encouraged to contact them and introduce themselves.

Kara Grandea, Oriental Medicine (Jan. 2008)
Practices Classical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Owings Mills and Columbia, Md., and is an in-network provider for Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland.