Department of Basic Sciences and Biomedicine
At the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, we believe that we have assembled one of the most outstanding groups of faculty present at any school of East Asian medicine. Clinical faculty must have a minimum of ten years of practice experience before teaching at SIOM. Faculty teach in their areas of expertise and our curriculum represents the breadth and depth of their knowledge. Get to know our faculty and you will begin to understand why SIOM graduates are so well prepared for clinical practice.
Betsy Baker-Bold, M.P.T., O.C.S., C.M.P.T., earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Puget Sound in 1996, after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science there in 1993. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Betsy is an owner and managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in Everett and is also an Official Medical Provider for the United States Ski Team. Betsy teaches physical medicine at SIOM.
Joshua Lerner, M.T.C.M., E.A.M.P., graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2001. He also received a master's degree in Japanese Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1994. He has done advanced study in tuina and has a particular interest in the treatment of traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Joshua supervises in SIOM's teaching clinic.
Greg Lewerenz, LMP, RYT, E.A.M.P. graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2009. He is a licensed massage therapist, registered Certified Anusara yoga instructor and yoga therapist, and current SIOM doctoral student. In 2017 Greg completed a year-long continuing education training in orthopedic acupuncture with Matthew Callison and is Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture. Greg has studied tuina in both China & the USA, and is the owner of Foster Wellness in Seattle.
Sue Machtley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2006 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the University of St. Augustine. She is the practice owner at Green Grass Physical Therapy. Sue teaches the surface anatomy sequence at SIOM and assists in the physical medicine series.
DeAnza Spaulding, M.A., L.M.H.C. graduated from the Western Seminary of Seattle with a master’s degree in counseling psychology (2002). She has a private practice specializing in working with sexual and ethnic minority populations. She provides workshops on multi-cultural competency. DeAnza teaches the Communication Skills course at SIOM.
Jutta von Stieglitz, M.D., received her M.D. from the Medical School at Universitaet Hamburg in 1995. Her specialty interest is pediatrics. She worked in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and Duke University from 1997 - 2005. Jutta has a particular interest in case based medical education and its use in training acupuncturists in preparation for working alongside biomedical practitioners. She teaches the western clinical science series at SIOM.