Jamie Starkey, LAc
Lead Acupuncturist, Center for Integrative Medicine
Jamie earned a Bachelors degree in Biology, University of Toledo, and a Masters level degree in Acupuncture, American Institute of Alternative Medicine. She further enhanced her clinical training by completing a Clinical Internship at Guang AnMen Hospital in Beijing China, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Outpatient Department, an affiliate of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and holds her acupuncture license from the Ohio State Medical Board. Additionally, she is a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Jamie has served as the Secretary of Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) 12/06-12/08 and a member Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) 12/05-Present.
Jamie offers Acupuncture here at Cleveland Clinic with a focus on women’s health, oncology, acute/chronic pain management, stress-related disorders and acupuncture clinical research. “I take great pride in being a clinician of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I strive to help patients discover the ability their body has to heal itself when properly supported and brought back into a balanced state of health and wellness.”
Susan Deng, LAc
Susan Deng recently joined Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine, bringing more than 16 years of experience using acupuncture to manage a full range of medical conditions, including: musculoskeletal disorders, nervous system disorders, fibromyalgia, pain, anxiety, depression, sciatica, arthritis, diabetes, chronic low back pain, heart disease, weight loss, smoking cessation, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, and more.
Ms. Deng practiced medicine in China before coming to the United States. She is a graduate of the Sun Yi San University of Medical Science, in Guanzhou, China, where she majored in General Medicine. After graduation, Susan spent eight years as a physician at the Guangdong Rehabilitation Hospital in Canton, China. She continued her education earning her Diploma in Acupuncture and Herbology from the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, in Canton, China.
After Ms. Deng came to the United States, she earned a Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and she was awarded her Acupuncture License from the Ohio State Medical Board. Ms. Deng is a lifetime member of the Ohio Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (OAAOM).
Yanming Huang, PhD, LAc
Yanming Huang studied at Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China, for five years and received his medical degree as an honor student. After graduating from the medical university, he enrolled as a graduate student at Tongji Medical University, China. During his three year graduate program, YanMing completed his training and thesis to earn his Master of Medicine degree. For several years, he held a staff position as a physician at The Hospital of Tongji Medical University. Subsequently, Yanming left China to study at the University of Leuven, Belgium where he earned his PhD in Medical Science. He is also licensed as an acupuncturist in Belgium.
He has published chapters in several books and over thirty original articles on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in peer-reviewed journals.
Yanming is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and licensed by the Ohio Medical Board as an acupuncturist. He has experience with patients who have diverse backgrounds and various conditions. He offers Acupuncture here at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Specialties include pain disorders, stress, menopause, infertility and other chronic conditions.
Jared West, LAc
Jared West obtained a bachelor's degree from Earlham College and a Masters level Acupuncture degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude. He is certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Jared is also a Licensed Acupuncturist by the Ohio State Medical Board. Jared currently serves on the executive board of the Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) where he is also a member. Jared was first introduced to Chinese Medicine in 1991 when he began studying qi gong and tai qi. He traveled to China in 1995 to continue this study. His appreciation for the breadth of Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to shape his practice today.
"Acupuncture is foremost a holistic medicine. It is extremely effective at addressing specific conditions such as migraines, back pain, allergies, and infertility. However, the greatest benefit of acupuncture is its ability to improve all of the aspects of a patient's health. My goal is to help you find that place of greater balance and well-being." - Jared West
Jared specializes in the treatment of stress related conditions, addiction recovery, sports therapy, and pain relief.
Galina Veresciak Roofener, LAc
Galina is a Nationally Board Certified, Ohio & Florida States Licensed Acupuncturist. She has over 24 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of work in a hospital rehabilitation department with challenging, multi-diagnosed patients.
Galina V. Roofener received her Degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL; Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health. Warsaw IL; studied towards Bachelor of Art of Education in Klaipeda, Lithuania; Nursing Degree from Medical College #3 St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years she received multiple Certifications in various modalities of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.
She has a special interest in integrative preventative and rehabilitation medicine. In her practice she focuses on improving quality of life for cancer patients, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders and women’s health.
Galina V. Roofener has a great passion for teaching. For the last 2 years she volunteered teaching Medical Qi Gong (Chinese system of medical exercise) as a part of clinical research for Cancer patients and caregivers at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa FL. Recently she served as an Instructor of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology at Aveda Institute, Florida. In 2006 she was awarded Top Performing Educator of Aveda Institutes. In Lithuania she held a faculty position at Klaipeda University. Also, she is a published author and speaks English, Russian, and Lithuanian.