Amy Matecki MD, MSc. LAc, President & Director ICIM
 
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Our Mission
To provide the best of Eastern and Western Medicine to promote quality holistic health care customized to the individual patient, conduct research on the efficacy and design for integrative medicine, & educate practitioners with an integrative medicine paradigm.
 

Dr. Matecki (Ying Li) graduated from Qingdao Medical College in 1989 and Qingdao Acupuncture Academy in 1991 in Qingdao, China.  Certified in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, she practiced integrated Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China before moving to California in 1994. Dr. Matecki was licensed to practice medicine in California in 2002 and completed an Internal Medicine residency program as Chief Resident at Alameda County Medical Center (currently Alameda Health System) in 2004. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Matecki joined Northern California Hematology and Oncology in 2004. She earned a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science (Oakland, CA) in 2009.

Dr. Matecki has pioneered the acupuncture program and bridged Eastern and Western Medicine at the Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2004 where she is currently the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Matecki is the principal investigator (PI) for ongoing acupuncture research for chronic post-chemotherapy fatigue in collaboration with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She presented her study on the safety and efficacy of  Acupuncture for patients with Lymphedema at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Conference in October 2009. She is currently the Co-PI with Dr. Colin Feeney, on the first IRB approved acupuncture study at Highland Hospital looking at
acupuncture feasibility for ICU patients.  The research subjects in ICU who are seen by a team of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners supervised by Dr. Alex Feng.

She continues to work on policy, protocol, safety and guidelines for Integrative Medicine with a team of physicians, nursing staff and multidisplinary health care providers. She also frequently travels to China
to develop collaborations and training programs to bring the best of Eastern medicine into Western oncology practices.

Integrating Chinese Medicine into conventional oncology practice, Dr. Matecki finds that using integrative medicine stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal, often reduces the pain and nausea that frequently accompany chemotherapy, and provides essential support pre, during and post-treatment.  In many case level observations, she notes that the integration of Chinese Medicine may enhance cancer patients' quality of life.

Dr. Matecki is the Co-founder and Medical Director of the  International Center for Integrative Medicine where she leads a group of multidisciplinary practitioners to expand the role of integrative medicine
in clinical, research and education at Alameda Health System (AHS). She is a member of the clinical faculty and the Chief for Division of IntegrativeMedicine in the Department of Medicine AHS, a UCSF affiliate.

Grounded in both Eastern and Western medical theory and practice, Dr. Matecki is uniquely qualified to lead the research and education to the best of all medicine - a blend of East and West.

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