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Rhonda K Bathurst, MSTM, MPA, L Ac​ (CA, NY, KS)
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

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 as the new owner and director. This partnership starts with you – you are the Center!

About Rhonda

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 continental USA.



  • Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Degree Conferred – 2/2023

  • Acupuncturist, Veterans Health Administration, 2018 – present

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

  • Mentor, New Roots High School, 2023-2024

  • 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 – 2023

  • 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​


  • 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]


Patient Forms

(607) 275-9697

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