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Rhonda Bathurst, MSTM, MC/MPA,L Ac​.,

Rhonda brings three decades of acupuncture-medicine practice and policy to the Integrative Medicine Center. Strengthening and deepening IMC’s outreach into our Ithacan landscape through partnerships is her priority. This partnership starts with you – you are the Center!


  • Tong Ren Tang ACTCM Alumni Award [2016]

  • Boy Scouts of America Mother Award [2010-2015]

  • 4-H Forestry & Plant Science Leader Service Award [2010-2014]

  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation Scholarship Award [1992-2002, 2020-2022]

  • Au Foundation for Chinese Scholarship Award [2000]

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Circle Key Award [1999]

About Rhonda

Rhonda’s Quick-View CV Highlights


Real World Experience

  • Administrative, philanthropic, and clinical expertise in the acupuncture-medicine domains improving patient-centered outcomes within diverse regions, economic sectors, ages, faiths, and cultural contexts.

  • Collaborative design, implementation, expansion, and adaptive improvement of evidence-based integrated acupuncture services within nonprofit multi-disciplinary constructs to increase access and reduce costs via efficient and effective solutions.

  • Policy leadership within global, federal, state, national, and local systems.

  • Asian Materia Medica production within the multi-regional *continental USA.



  • Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Degree Conferred – 2023

  • Acupuncturist, Veterans Health Administration, 2018 – present

  • Instructor, THRIVE, Cornell University’s CTA, present

  • Acupuncturist, Memorial Health System’s Comprehensive Pain Solutions, 2010 – 2019

  • American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine BOD & Public Policy Chair, 2015 – 2018

  • Governor Appointee to Acupuncture Advisory Counsel, Kansas Board of Healing Arts, 2017 – 2022

  • National Provider Identification Number, 2014 – present

  • Practitioner of Oriental Medicine License, Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, 2020 – present

  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Kansas Board of Healing Arts, 2018 – present

  • Licensed Acupuncturist, New York Education Department Office of the Professionals, 2003 – present

  • Licensed Acupuncturist, California Acupuncture Board, 2003 – present

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, 2003 – 2024

  • Clean Needle Technique Certification, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 2003

  • Master of Science of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, ACTCM, Degree Conferred – 2003

  • Acupuncture Detox Specialist, ACTCM & NADA, 1999

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas State University, Degree Conferred – 1996

  • Medical Shiatsu Certificate, Shiatsu School of Canada, 1994​


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