Experienced, Active, Involved Faculty Members

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) academic prowess is made possible, in large part, by a renowned, active faculty; most of whom remain actively involved in private practice across the world. Their wealth of experience in clinical practice in different jurisdictions is the main reason NUMSS (Spain) programs are applied, practical & clinically relevant. NUMSS (Spain) faculty remain committed to helping students become successful health professionals.

  • 100% of NUMSS (Spain) faculty have academic &/or professional background in subjects they teach
  • NUMSS (Spain) faculty emphasize more the practical aspects of subjects taught
  • NUMSS (Spain) faculty use technology to make lectures easy to understand
  • NUMSS (Spain) faculty are excellent communicators who make lectures interesting & fun to watch

NUMSS (Spain) Teaching Professors

  • Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, DN, PhD, Professor (Founder of National Academy of Osteopathy, National University of Medical Sciences, Seville University of Health & Medicine, California Health University, Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital, Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Research Center, Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, Coalition for Regulation of Manual Osteopathy in Ontario, Asociación de Osteopatía de Panamá, Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada)
  • Dr. Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP, DO, Professor (Vice president: College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario)
  • Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (Spain), DN, Professor (President: American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners)
  • Dr. Andrew Chan, RMT, DOMP, DO(EUR), Professor (President: College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario)
  • Dr. George Sandhu, DC, DOMP, RMO, Professor (President: Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association)
  • Dr. Ali Irani, PhD (SM), PhD (ABMD), DPT, Professor (Past President: Indian Association of Physiotherapists)
  • Dr. Amir Kazemi, DOMP, DO, RMO, PhD, Professor (Chairman: International Osteopathic Association)
  • Dr. Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD (OCS),  Professor (President: European Osteopathic Association)
  • Dr. Farjoud Shokouhi, DBA, DPT, DO, PhD, Professor (president: Iranian Osteopathic Association)
  • Dr. Wayne Cichowicz, DN, Professor (Past President: American Naprapathic Association)
  • Dr. Rozina Badal Munir, MBBS, RPVI, RVT, RDMS, POCUS, FASE, Professor
  • Dr. Curtis Michael Wildes, PES, CSCS, MBA, MSATC, DO (Spain), Professor
  • Dr. Hossein Khorrami, BSc (physio), DOMP, DO, PhD, RMO, Professor
  • Dr. Majid Javadifar, BSc (orthotist & prosthetist), DOMP, DO, Professor
  • Dr. Ari Man-Yi Chow, BBioMedSci (Hons), PhD, DO, Professor
  • Dr. Amir Ghafari, BSc (physio), DOMP, DO (Spain), Professor
  • Dr. Nicholas Zancai, DOMP, BSc (Ost), DO, RMO, Professor
  • Dr. Mohesn Hashemi, BSc (physiotherapy), DPT, Professor
  • Dr. Jennifer Pottruff, BSc (Ost), DBM, DNM, DO, Professor
  • Dr. Ernest Geid, MBA, MD, DOMP, DO, RMO, Professor
  • Dr. Abazar Habibinia, MD, DFN, CSDTT, Professor
  • Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali Kadhim, MD, Professor
  • Dr. Lhamo Dolkar, BSc (nursing), MD, Professor
  • Dr. Joaquim Ribeiro, BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor
  • Dr. Spencer Jean, CBIS, DOMP, DO, Professor
  • Dr. Preeya Chauhan, BSc, DC, DO, Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Greszczyszyn, DC, Professor
  • Dr. Michelle Xiong, BSc, MD, Professor
  • Dr. Mohammad Jamali, DPT, Professor
  • Dr. Sam Eslami, PT, MA, ND, Professor
  • Dr Hussein Eid, MD, DOMP, Professor
  • Dr. Lucia Villa, MD, Professor
  • Dr. Ann Shivas, PhD, MT, DOMP, Professor
  • Dr. Jamie Alcantara, PT, DO, DN, Professor
  • Dr. Kristen Poe , PhD, DN, Professor
  • Dr. Fernando Tassi-Salati, PT, DO, DN, Professor
  • Dr. Rami Bleckt, PhD, Professor
  • Elias A. Ahad, BSc (physiotherapy), DOMP, Professor
  • Pamela Crosson-Fournier, RMT, DOMP, Professor
  • Jab Redzuan, CFT, CKTT, PES, DOMP, Professor
  • Kerry Pavlovic, MSc (Athletic Therapy), Professor
  • Roya Salimi-Marand, BA, MBA, LLQP, Professor
  • Enza Panzeca, R.Kin, CAT, DOMP, Professor
  • Omar Qureshi, BSc, D.Chiropody, Professor
  • Darren Wigginton, RMT, DOMP, Professor
  • Biljana Philipovska, MSc (N), Professor
  • Marylène Audet,CAT, DOMP, Professor
  • Sara Ying Lee, RMT, DOMP, Professor
  • Rachel Orr, RMT, DOMP, Professor
  • Caitie Morrissey, DOMP, Professor
  • Steven Green, LMT, PhD (candidate), Professor
  • Dr. Samana Sayed, PT, MPT, D.ACU, CMT, CDNT, MIAP, Professor
  • Dr. Kwan Yin, Ching, BSc, MSc, DPT, HMS, OMT, Professor
  • Dr. Vorachoat (Ike) Karunyasopon, MD, DO, ND, PhD, MBA
  • Walter Chan, DOMP, BSN, DNE, RN(HK), RMO, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Meenakshi Gautam, BPT, DOMP, RMO, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Yyvette Bazarin, RMT, DOMP, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Gelareh Saneian, DOMP, RMO, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Vladimir Gorscovoz, DOMP, Teacher’s Assistant
  • David Raes, DOMP, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Alex Filipova, DOMP, Teaching Assistant
  • Dr. Daniel Pugh, MSc (Psych), MA, DO (Spain)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Henckert, PhD, MSc.D, DO, Professor
  • John Stewart, BSc, MRSB, FdSc, PgD, Professor
  • Dr. Ramsina Davood, DN, Professor

Board of Governors

  • Dr. Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD Physical Therapist & Osteopath
    (president: European Osteopathic Association)
  • Dr. Sylvian Desforges, BSc, DC, DO, Chiropractor & Osteopath (president: Canadian Alliance of Alternative Medicine)
  • Dr. Mariana Rodriguez, MD, DO, Medical doctor & Osteopath
  • Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD (USA), DO (Spain), DN, PhD, Naprapath & Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (president: American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners & Minister of Health: SCNRFP)
  • Dr. Farjoud Shokouhi, DBA, DPT, DO, PhD, physiotherapist & osteopath
    (president: Iranian Osteopathic Association)

President’s Message

Welcome to National University of Medical Sciences. Our Faculty is quite simply one of the best practical faculties in the world. It has a strong tradition of applied training and its graduates are destined to be amongst the most successful professionals.

The curriculum of NUMSS degree programs are innovative and dynamic, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow’s leaders in health care. First and foremost, we want our graduates to be professionals who possess sound judgment. We believe this is the best way to ensure that their patients, and the population at large, receive the most effective health care possible – that means care that is supported by scientific evidence.

To attain this goal, we have created a curriculum that employs cutting-edge approaches to clinical care, as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques.

Under the tutelage of highly trained and productive instructors, the student acquires a solid foundation in the biomedical sciences. This knowledge forms the basis for understanding the wide variety of disorders that our graduates must diagnose and treat. Skillful and experienced clinical teachers guide the students in acquiring technical skills and developing clinical judgement. Instructors with qualifications in the basic and clinical sciences assist the students in applying basic science knowledge to clinical problems. This integrated system of instruction results in broadly trained clinicians with a strong biomedical background.

National University of Medical Sciences is committed to excellence in education, patient care, research and community service. With the incoming class we rededicate ourselves to the achievement of these goals.

I encourage you to choose National University of Medical Sciences to study. I welcome you.

Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, DN, PhD
Osteopath, Naprapath & Founder of:
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA, Spain, Panama)
California Health University (Los Angeles)
Seville University of Health & Medicine (Spain)
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (378 clinics in 34 countries)
Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital (Panama)
Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Research Center (Spain)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Coalition for Regulation of Manual Osteopathy in Ontario
Asociación de Osteopatía de Panamá
World Osteopathy Day