LAS VEGAS, NV – The Wongu University of Oriental Medicine Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Richardson (pictured above) has been named the next President of Wongu University. He succeeds Dr. Daniel Davies, who has served Wongu University as President since January 2015. Dr. Richardson will assume office on November 1, 2020.
Dr. Sang Kyun Kim, chairman of the Wongu University Board of Directors, cited Richardson’s exceptional medical and academic background as well as his enthusiasm for integration of western and eastern medical practices. “Dr. Richardson’s educational experience in Korea and his background in western medicine will fit in well at Wongu as it seeks to expand University partnerships in Asia” said Dr. Kim. Adding, “We believe he is the right person to help shape Wongu’s future and we welcome him and his family to the Wongu community.”
Dr. Eric Richardson commented on his selection. “It is a great honor to become the fourth President of Wongu University. I have known the current president, Dr. Daniel Davies and the former president, Dr. Anthony Guerra for nearly two decades and am deeply respectful and grateful for their accomplishments in giving Wongu University a firm foundation. We have an important role to play in preparing future healthcare professionals. With Wongu’s commitment to advancing the knowledge base of Oriental and integrative medicine, I want to further the research into clinical and biological aspects of Oriental medicine. I am impressed by Wongu’s clinical study abroad program and hope this will serve to develop collaborative relations with other international institutions.”
Dr. Richardson received a medical doctorate from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1996; completed internship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA and residency at St. John Hospital Medical Center, Detroit, MI. As professor and lecturer at Hanyang University Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Dr. Richardson explored areas in regenerative medicine and aging. His entire family is looking forward to joining Wongu and the Las Vegas community.
“As we look to the future at Wongu University, the Board of Directors are grateful for the commitment and leadership of Dr. Daniel Davies,” Dr. Kim said. “Since 2013, both Dr. Davies and his wife, Sunhee Davies have been instrumental in building and sustaining the young program, expertly guiding the University to achieving its national accreditation and steering the program through a global pandemic. We thank them both for their years of service.”
Founded in 2012 in Las Vegas, Wongu University is a single-program graduate school offering a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, the sole Oriental medicine school in Nevada. The rigorous education in the fundamentals of Western and Oriental medicine was approved by the Nevada Board of Oriental Medicine and the master’s program was fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) in 2019. Wongu University has participated in global clinical partnerships in China and Thailand providing clinical training at the source of Oriental medicine. Although the study abroad program was postponed in 2020, new partnerships with HJ Magnolia International Medical Center and Wonkyang University, both in Korea, are expected to host exchange events in 2021. In 2020 four recent graduates have passed the Nevada Board of Oriental Medicine licensure and two alumni have opened healthcare clinics in Las Vegas.
For further information contact:
Michael Giampaoli, Vice President