Faculty are at the core of AMCH. They bring extensive experience in homeopathy, clinical treatment and teaching to our programs. A core value of AMCH is the success of students. Faculty are critical to this aspect of our college, and are trained and encouraged to work with students to ensure their success.
Faculty MemberI have been studying homeopathy since 1998 and practicing since 2000. My teacher is Professor George Vithoulkas, and I am a graduate of his International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. I closely follow the teachings of Hahnemann and Kent. I am a faculty member of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. I have a private practice with my partner Dan Horvath and we practice only Classical Homeopathy. In case taking, I use the Radar computer system to help me find the indicated remedy. I was also a beta tester for the Vithoulkas Compass expert system. This is an on-line system envisioned by George Vithoulkas, designed to help the homeopathic practitioner find the correct remedy, and accurately document the symptoms for every patient visit. It is based on the Kent repertory, with additions from Vithoulkas. Homeopathy is a beautiful and complex science. My goal is to practice to the best of my ability, and to try to relieve my patient's mental, emotional and physical suffering as much as possible.
Ruth Tam Lim MD, MD(H)
Faculty MemberDr. Ruth Tan Lim is a board certified practicing pediatrician in Mesa, Arizona since 1980. She practices integrative pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Singapore in 1968 and received the Master of Medicine Pediatrics in 1972. She immigrated to United States in 1975. She completed a residency at the Northshore University Hospital in Manhasset and in 1979 also a two year pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, She is a strong supporter and life member of the Arizona Homeopathic Integrated Medical Association. In 1991 , she served in Operation Desert Storm, and in 2003, she retired from the Active Reserves, United States Military, Airforce, after serving 20 years 6 months. She has taught medical students from Midwestern and AT Still Medical Schools. Her practice offers a rotation to senior medical students from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to experience integrated medicine. Since 1986, she teaches Holistic Health classes at Mesa Community College, in the community education department. She is a child advocate and in 1992, after returning from Operation Desert Storm founded the Children’s Benefit Foundation( CBF) to champion children. The mission of CBF Inc., is to enhance every child’s journey through life and to champion wellness and preventative care. She initiated Project Notch in 1992 to help children from families of the working poor.
Roger Morrison MD
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantDr. Morrison was born on February 21, 1954 at 10:21am in Rochester, NY. He grew up in Tennessee and attended medical school there, graduating in 1978. In his early career, he worked as an emergency room physician for several years. During this time Dr. Morrison also did much of the preparatory work for his calling as a homeopath. In 1978, while still in medical training, Dr. Morrison attended his first seminar on homeopathy in Athens. It was at this seminar that he determined to study at the Athenian Center for Homeopathic Medicine - the foremost center for homeopathy in the world. This center was created and run by the world's most renowned homeopath - George Vithoulkas. Dr. Morrison spent four years learning to speak Greek and then completed a two year fellowship at the center in Athens. During his stay, Dr. Morrison became one of the top assistants at the center, eventually earning the prestigious diploma of the Athenian Center. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1984, Dr. Morrison returned to the United States to assist in the establishment of the Hahnemann Medical Clinic and the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy. He divides his time between his practice at the clinic, teaching at the college and at other institutions and writing. Dr. Morrison lectures throughout the world on many aspects of homeopathy.Dr. Morrison has published some 20 articles in homeopathic journals throughout the world since 1984.
Cilla Whatcott HD (RHom), CCH
Faculty memberCilla Whatcott, HD (RHom) CCH is a board certified classical homeopath and a graduate of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. She holds a bachelors degree from Arizona State University and has a private homeopathic practice in Chaska, Minnesota. Cilla teaches classes in homeopathy at Normandale Community College and is certified in CEASE therapy for clearing vaccine damage. She’s a member of the National Center for Homeopathy and the Minnesota Homeopathic Association. She is the co-author of “The Solution - Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative.”
Mary Ellen Coulter MD, BS
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantDr. Mary Ellen Coulter is a Family Practice Physician with a specialty in Classical Homeopathy. She treats her patients in a holistic manner which includes instruction in diet, nutrition, supplements, and the use of manual therapies. Where possible, her focus is on homeopathic treatment. She trained at the International foundation for Homeopathy (a 1 year course in 1991) and followed that with a 2 year course by Paul Herscu in Seattle. She attended the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkeley, CA for a 4 year degree in Classical Homeopathy. She attended a 2 year course with Lou Klein in San Francisco. Coulter traveled to Kenya for two years and worked in clinics where homeopathic therapy was primarily used . This experience, motivated her to study global health and promote the expansion of homeopathy as a safe, effective, cost effective and practical therapy in these settings.
Kat Birch RSHom(NA), CCH
Research Faculty MemberKat Birch has been registered with the North American Society of Homeopaths since 1996 and is Certified in Classical Homeopathy (CCH) by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She is past vice president of the North American Society of Homeopaths and remains the liaison to the International Council of Homeopathy. She is the author of the recently published book Vaccine Free Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy. Kate has been teaching homeopathy in lecture and classroom setting locally and internationally since 1994 and currently focuses her time expanding public awareness into the efficacy of homeopathy for disease prevention. She lives and practices homeopathy in Minnesota, USA.
Judy Schmitz CCH
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantJudy Schmitz, BS, CCH: BS (Oregon State University – Biology); Certificate (American Medical College of Homeopathy – Homeopathic Practitioner Program)
Faculty MemberDr. Valeria Breiten is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Dietitian. She has practiced homeopatþ since 1995. In Oregon she studied with Deborah Gordon, MD, Willa Esterson CCH ( now Keizer) and Durr Elmore, ND. She published a nationally distributed newsletter, Better Health thru Homeopathy and was the Northwest Regional Study Group coordinator. Dr. Breiten came to Arizonain 1997 to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in 2001. She worked as an HMA supervised by Dr. Todd Rowe for two years while in medical school and was on the board for the Phoenix area homeopathy study group. She was adjunct faculty for the Desert Institute School of Classical Homeopatþ when it opened in 1999 until 2002. She attended Hahnemann College of Homeopatþ in 2001 and 2002. She has been practicing as a Naturopathic Physician in Chandler, Arizona for eleven years.
Iris Bell MD, MD(H), PhD
Chair of Research DepartmentDr. Bell graduated with an AB degree in biology from Harvard University, magna cum laude. She then received her PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and her MD from Stanford University. After completing her psychiatry residency at the University of California - San Francisco, Dr. Bell served as a faculty member at the University of California - San Francisco and, later, at Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in psychiatry, with added qualification in geriatric psychiatry. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, as well as over a dozen book chapters, and a monograph on environmental chemical sensitivity. She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and numerous private foundations on topics ranging from nutrition in dementia and depression to the neurobiology of environmental illness to individual difference predictors of excellent outcomes during classical homeopathic treatment. Dr. Bell is currently Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Family & Community Medicine, and Public Health as well as Director of Research for the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She also directs an NIH-funded T32 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Grant for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows.
Faculty MemberCheri Newton completed her Diploma in Homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy, New York, studying with great homeopathic mentors like Jeremy Sherr, Misha Norland, Sadhna Thakkars and Jo Daly, to name a few. She has brought her skills in mentoring and her enthusiasm for Homeopathy together in order to help educate Tucsonans about Classical Homeopathy.