Dr. Megan Jolicoeur is a current consultative fellow at CEWM and clinical instructor. She received a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from The University of Connecticut while on a presidential scholarship. She went on to receive her medical degree at Touro University School of Osteopathic Medicine-California. During her time in medical school she was accepted to the Health Professional Scholarship Program with the US Navy. She completed her internship and residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton becoming board certified in Family Medicine. She served an additional year focusing on Integrative Medicine while also serving as Junior Attending.
After residency, she served as an active duty Naval Officer and Physician at Naval Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme while also leading as the Senior Medical Officer. During her time of service she participated in a humanitarian mission called Pacific Partnership 2015 aboard the USNS Mercy and also established an integrative medical and acupuncture clinic for active duty, retired veterans, and dependents. She recently completed her obligation to the Navy after serving seven years of Active Duty.
She has a passion for holistic health, nutrition, TCM, osteopathy, and integrative medicine. Dr. Jolicoeur currently holds certifications in Medical Acupuncture, Mind Body Medicine, Ayurvedic Counseling, and is a 200hr RYT certified yoga teacher. She is currently working on her Functional Medicine certification as well. Her hobbies include spending time with family, running, hiking, traveling. She loves helping her patients reach optimal health from a whole body and integrative approach.
Calvin Fong, MD
Calvin Fong M.D. grew up in LA and Ventura County. He received his B.A. in Medical Science and Psychology from Boston University and his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. He enjoyed Boston very much, but he missed his family and the sunny weather. He was fortunate to return to Southern California to complete his Family Medicine residency at UCLA and will be taking his board certification exam in Family Medicine in July 2020. He has now joined the UCLA Center for East West Medicine as a fellow and clinical instructor. He is very excited to learn more about integrative and East-West Medicine, with the goal of taking care of patients more holistically.
During his fellowship, Dr. Fong plans to learn more about acupuncture, mind-body techniques, nutrition, supplements, music therapy, and lifestyle approaches. On his spare time, he enjoys walking/running, watching movies, playing video games, and relaxing with his family and friends.
Ricky Chang, MD
Ricky Chang, M.D., is currently a Community Track Fellow at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM). He is working with a dedicated team led by Dr. Ka-Kit Hui (Director of CEWM) on a project to bring the integrative East-West model to the underserved population through collaboration with Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (TCMF). TCMF is part of Tzu Chi Foundation, which is an international humanitarian non-government organization recognized by the United Nation.
Dr. Chang is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been drawn to the integrative approach of patient care since he was a medical student. After finishing residency in 2015, he worked as a Hospitalist at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America for 3 years. His experience in caring for terminally ill patients motivated him to receive additional training in acupuncture in hopes to alleviate their pain and suffering. His interest in Chinese Medicine led him to this unique opportunity to join the CEWM team on this innovative project. The vision of this project is to provide cross-disciplinary integrative medicine training for health professionals and health coaches through online and offline hands-on training.
His other professional interests include sleep medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements. His hobbies include singing, playing piano, traveling and enjoying worldly cuisine with friends and family.
Locations: Santa Monica Clinic
Payam Bokhoor, MD
Payam Brian Bokhoor MD is an Integrative Medicine physician at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. He is also a clinical instructor and internist for the UCLA Department of Medicine. He received his undergraduate education from UCLA, and obtained his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency from Cedars-Sinai after which he joined the UCLA Department of Medicine where he served as an inpatient physician and educator for two years. During this time, he was motivated toward a more holistic and integrative approach toward patient care for which he embarked on a fellowship with the Integrative UCLA East-West Medicine Center.
Dr. Bokhoor’s approach to care is to seek to integrate the best of Western research driven care in conjunction with well-established complementary practices to provide a better understanding of illness, healing and wellness. He has a focus how the mind, body, diet, lifestyle, emotions, and a person’s unique background all contribute to disease processes. In particular, Dr. Bokhoor focus and research is on chronic stress leading to allostatic load and how unregulated stress contributes to a wide array of illnesses.
Dr Bokhoor’s clinical interest includes nutrition, modalities to reduce and better combat stress, medical student education and community outreach. His hobbies include traveling, sports, family, and learning about different cultures.
Locations: Santa Monica Clinic