Meet Doc Misha
About Misha Ruth Cohen, OMD, L.Ac.
Misha Ruth Cohen is recognized internationally as a practitioner, lecturer, researcher and leader in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. Misha is as a doctor of Asian medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. For more than 35 years she has practiced Asian medicine and is the author of “The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness,” “The HIV Wellness Sourcebook,” and “The Hepatitis C Help Book.” She is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the Misha Ruth Cohen Education Foundation and Research Specialist of Integrative Medicine at the University of California Institute for Health and Aging, all in San Francisco. She is also an elected Fellow to the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2009, she was appointed to the San Francisco Mayor’s Hepatitis C Task Force. On a national level, she is the Secretary of the Board of the Society for Acupuncture Research and sits on the Brainstorming Team of the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program.
Doc Misha is a principal investigator in Chinese herbal medicine clinical trials and translational research for viral-related cancers and cancer prevention in HPV, HIV and hepatitis C. Currently, she is conducting a two-year clinical trial and translational research in Chinese herbal medicine for the prevention of anal cancer in HIV+ people conducted at the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Clinical Research Center. She is also designing Chinese herbal medicine and integrative medicine translational and clinical research in hepatitis C and other subjects, working closely with Western physicians and researchers at California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF and other institutions.