Topic: Herb-Drug Interactions

Dr. John K. Chen, O.M.D., Pharm.D.,  received  his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) from South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine.  He received additional post-graduate training in herbology and internal medicine in Beijing, China. Academically, he is an adjunct professor at University of Southern California (USC), University of California Irvine (UCI), and numerous colleges/universities of traditional Chinese medicine. Professionally, he is the author of Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology and Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications. He is also an editorial board member for Medical Acupuncture by American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and American Acupuncturist by American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). Furthermore, he frequently educates the public on the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine in media such as Festival of Health hosted by Los Angeles Times, and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine documentary filmed by the Discovery Channel. Dr. Chen resides in Southern California, where he medical consultant of Evergreen Herbs and chief author of Art of Medicine Press.

Dr. John Chen is a recognized authority on western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine.  Academically, he is an assistant professor at USC School of Pharmacy, Yo San University, Emperor’s College, and Los Angeles Chiropractic College.  Professionally, he is the member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA).  Furthermore, Dr. Chen has written many books, published numerous articles, and given countless seminars at universities, state organizations and national associations.  In 1998, he was invited by USC as a guest speaker at the Bergen Brunswig annual convention where more than 400 pharmacists and medical doctors attended.  In 1999, he was interview by the Discovery Channel as the expert in traditional Chinese medicine, which will be aired as part of a six-hour documentary on alternative and complementary medicine.  Also in 1999, he was selected by the Los Angeles Times as a member of the Festival Honorary Committee member and the speaker for Herbal Medicine at the First Annual Festival of Health.  In 2000, he was appointed as the academic advisor for Integrative Medicine Program at University of Arizona.  He was also selected in 2000 as a member of the editorial board for Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA).  In 2004, he was awarded as the Author of the Year by AAOM for his publication of Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology. He is currently the President of Art of Medicine Press, and a consultant of Evergreen Herbs. He can be reached at E-mail: