Richard C. NiemtzowMD, PhD, MPH
Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, is the director of the Air Force Acupuncture Center at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and the “point of contact,” moderator, and co-author of a $5.4 million grant for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Veterans Administration Joint Incentive Fund to teach battlefield acupuncture. He established the first full-time acupuncture clinic in the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, he is consultant for alternative medicine for the United States Air Force Surgeon General and Director of the United States Air Force Acupuncture Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is also an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences University and author of many published acupuncture and research articles. He is editor-in-chief of Medical Acupuncture and senior editor of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is the former president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). Dr. Niemtzow retired from the United States Air Force in April 2010, obtaining the rank of colonel after almost 30 years of active duty service, and has held numerous military command positions. He represents the Department of Defense at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Council.