Tao’s physicians and specialists work together as a team to bring comprehensive care to each patient. They are well trained in their fields and follow the tenets of integrative medicine. Patients may expect to consult with various members of our staff as needed.
Jingduan Yang, MD
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Founder and Medical Director
Locations: Marlton, NJ; Bryn Mawr, PA; New York City & Philadelphia
Dr. Yang is a leading physician, board-certified psychiatrist, expert, author and educator on classic forms of Chinese medicine. He uniquely incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, neuro-emotional technique, nutritional and dietary consultation, psychotherapy and medication management for the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses. Following family tradition, he is a fifth generation teacher and practitioner of Chinese medicine, specializing in acupuncture. Dr. Yang is the author of Facing East which he joins force with style icon and wellness advocate Norma Kamali to reveal the ancient healing secrets that will help maintain and restore vitality, health, and beauty.
Dr. Yang received his medical and neurology training at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, China. He then completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. When he relocated to the United States, Dr. Yang worked as an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, while obtaining all necessary credentials to become a licensed physician in the United States. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Yang is the founder and medical director of Tao Integrative Medicine. Dr. Yang also serves as the director of the Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture program at the Jefferson Mryna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition, Dr. Yang is part of the faculty at the Integrative Medicine Department of the University of Arizona. Dr. Yang is a board member of the International Organization of Integrative Mental Health and a member of the American Medical Association.
Daniel P. Mirro, MD
Locations: Marlton, NJ
Dr. Mirro is a highly trained, board-certified psychiatrist with more than thirty five years of experience in integrated treatment in all forms of psychiatric problems. His skills include adolescent and adult psychiatry, hypnotherapy, group therapy, marital and family therapy, and psychopharmacology.
In today’s mental health market, almost all professionals either practice psychotherapy (social workers or psychologists) or prescribe medication (psychiatrists). Dr.Mirro is one of the very few providers of combined intensive psychotherpay and psychopharmacology. Treatment always starts with a full evaluation to determine diagnoses, major current needs and a treatment plan. Any medication program includes the patient checking with the doctor every few days by phone to allow for safe, slow addition of new medication with continuous supervision. If psychotherapy is used, the goals are worked out jointly by the patient and the doctor.
Dr. Mirro received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine (Bellevue Hospital) in New York City. He interned at Lenox Hill Hospital (New York City) and his psychiatric residency was completed at Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York City). Following his residency, Dr. Mirro taught psychiatric residents at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University.
Since joining Tao Integrative Medicine, Dr. Mirro has enjoyed working with specialists in eastern and western medicine to offer patients a full range of healing options. Patients with pain issues, psychological problems and biochemical symptoms, for example, can get help from more than one member of the Tao staff in a coordinated fashion. Communication between therapists guarantees that all aspects of the patient are considered when treatment plans are designed. He is right at home in a therapeutic setting that places the healing of the patient above any single form of therapy.
Darwin Deen, M.D.
Integrative Medicine, Family Medicine
Locations: Bryn Mawr, PA
Dr. Darwin Deen is a board certified Family Physician and licensed acupuncturist. He is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He received a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University. In addition to a clinical practice, has been teaching nutrition and clinical skills to physicians and medical trainees for 30 years. His studies of Complementary and Alternative Medicine began while he was in medical school and since completing his residency in Family Medicine he has received post-graduate training in Mind-Body Medicine, Functional Medicine, Restorative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Health Coaching. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of integrative and Holistic Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
Dr Deen tries to assist patients toward non-pharmacologic therapies and believes that adopting a healthier lifestyle is the best form of preventive medicine. He is perfectly positioned to assist you in addressing your current health concerns and in creating a personalized program for wellness and disease prevention. Specialty areas include: integrative pain management, hormone balancing, functional wellness assessment and nutrition.
Glen Skoler, Ph.D.
Clinical & Forensic Psychology
Location: Marlton, NJ & Bryn Mawr, PA
Dr. Skoler is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over twenty years of experience. He is licensed in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. He provides psychotherapy and psychological testings for adults, couples, teens and pre-teens. Dr. Skoler offers both traditional weekly or twice a week therapy, as well as short-term “problem focused” and cognitive-behavioral models of therapy. Special areas of interest include mood, personality, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress/trauma disorders, as well as couple’s counseling.
Dr. Skoler directs psychological testing at Tao Integrative Medicine. He conducts diagnostic, personality, IQ, ADD, learning disability and memory tests. Dr. Skoler has 25 years of experience in conducting psychological evaluations for court cases. Please see our webpage describing Tao’s psychological and testing services for more information.
Dr. Skoler has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has made appearances in the media, and has been cited by NPR, CBS 48 Hours, the A&E Biography Channel, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Village Voice, and commentary articles in the Washington Post.
Qinhua Gong, MD (China), L.Ac.
Locations: Marlton, NJ
Dr. Gong is a third-generation practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She holds a medical degree from the Heilong Jiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and is a licensed acupuncturist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dr. Gong worked in hospitals in China for over ten years and treated thousands of patients with various conditions using herbs and acupuncture. She has over twenty years of experience both in China and the United States, and brings significant clinical experience and knowledge in herbal medicine to the Tao Integrative Medicine practice.
Dr. Gong forms a strong personal connection with her patients and develops treatment plans based on the patients’ individual health care needs Dr. Gong’s areas of specialty include: chronic and acute pain, women’s health and fertility, migraine headache, weight management, and thyroid irregularities. Her holistic approach to healing combines the use of acupuncture and customized herbal tea formulations. Dr. Gong’s vast experience and compassionate nature instill comfort and confidence in her patients.
In her leisure time, Dr. Gong enjoys meditating and spending quality time with her children.
Dr. Gong is an approved provider of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey and Cigna.
Ruonan Zhang, M.D. (China), L.Ac.
Locations: Bryn Mawr, PA & Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Ruonan Zhang is one of our senior acupuncturists at Tao Integrative Medicine. She recognizes that multiple factors can contribute to health conditions including dietary habit, life style, emotional trauma and distress, compromised immune function, chemical toxicities and genetic predispositions.
While her extensive training enables her to treat many complex and challenging health conditions, Dr. Zhang specializes in treating acute and chronic pain, fertility support, reproductive and gynecological conditions, cancer treatment side effects including surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation, healthy aging support, emotional well-being and rehabilitation of stroke and spine injuries.
Dr. Zhang has over twenty years of clinical experience in practicing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and western medicine. She can combine facets of both eastern and western medicine to provide customized treatment plans for each patient’s condition.
Dr. Zhang received her medical degree from Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. She has a Master’s degree from the Fourth Military Medical University in the Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine for Cancer Care. Dr. Zhang had worked as an attending physician in hospitals in China for over ten years. Dr. Zhang has also been working with Dr. Yang at Tao Integrative Medicine and the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since 2008.Dr. Zhang is an approved In-network Provider of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna.
Ellen Wang, MS, AADP
Certified Nutritional Counselor
Locations: Marlton, NJ
As a certified health coach with a strong focus on nutrition, Ellen understands the significance that nutrition and lifestyle plays in our overall health. By integrating over one hundred dietary theories from around the world with traditional Chinese medicine, Ellen helps her clients develop a deeper understanding of what food and lifestyle choices will work best for them. She then creates a wellness plan to promote positive and lasting changes.
Ellen believes that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs and she supports individuals to make positive changes, based on their individual requirements. She will work with clients to reach their health goals in various areas, such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy.
With proper nutrition being the foundation, Ellen also recommends seasonal diets, super foods and supplements that are specifically matched to each person’s health care needs. Diet is the first defense against disease and Ellen can help clients discover how to use food in order to maintain beauty, positive moods, and anti-aging.
Ellen is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, and is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Ellen has a Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Drexel University and had previously worked in chemical and pharmaceutical industries before joining Tao Integrative Medicine in 2005.
Ellen enjoys meditating, reading and traveling during her leisure time.
Locations: Marlton, NJ
Darcie is a proficient esthetician whose warm smile and caring nature make one aware that she genuinely cares about her clients’ well-being. Darcie’s work ethic is exceptional and she is truly devoted to doing what is best for her clients. With more than twenty years of experience, Darcie is on target with knowing what an individual needs when it comes to caring for their skin.
Darcie has attained many advanced certifications in areas, such as advanced esthetics, glycolic peels, micro-dermabrasion, vitamin C treatments and the herbal green peel. Her knowledge and certifications in various massage methods include: foot reflexology and lymphatic drainage that can enhance one’s facial experience. Furthermore, since joining Tao, Darcie has discovered the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture, microcurrent and LED, in addition to therapeutic facials, where she achieves successful results for those not willing to have more invasive treatments.
Darcie’s competence and integrity have earned her a solid reputation in the South Jersey area. Darcie is known for her healing touch, in which one can actually feel the positive energy emanating from her hands.
Jason Rinker, LAc MA.
Locations: Bryn Mawr, PA & Philadelphia, PA
Since 1999, Jason has been a registered and licensed acupuncturist with the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. In that time, he has improved the lives of hundreds of people suffering from chronic pain, depression, injuries, and allergies—guiding them toward optimal health through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Jason’s interest in Chinese medicine began when his mother was undergoing cancer treatment. He witnessed how acupuncture helped offset the effects of radiation for her Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Later, he used acupuncture to get relief from severe tendonitis of the knee that resulted from hours of mountain biking. The positive results he personally witnessed and experienced led him to devote his life to helping his patients overcome physical, mental and spiritual imbalances.
Jason received a Masters degree from NW Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle WA. He specialized in integrating Eastern and Western approaches to treating work, sports and orthopedic injuries. In the spring of 2007, he studied in China at Shanghai University. Currently, Jason is studying advanced Chinese medical massage in NYC with renowned martial arts expert, Tom Bisio.
With a clinical focus rooted in western biological sciences, and the application of acupuncture, herbs, orthopedic massage, cupping, moxabustion, meditation, and diet therapy, Jason’s integrated treatment is customized and holistic. It encompasses all aspects of an individual’s physical and mental faculties resulting in optimal outcomes.
Michelle Vadino, LMT
Location: Marlton, NJ
Michelle is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Reflexology, Prenatal, Neuromuscular, and Sports massage. Her multi-dimensional approach to healing has brought growth to her both mentally and spiritually. Using her intuition, insight and innate sense of healing touch, she supports the healing process in each of her clients.
Michelle graduated from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage Therapy in 2009 after which she received her National Certification in Massage Therapy. Since that time, she has continued her education in the field of massage therapy and other complimentary modalities.
Michelle's intention for each of her clients is to build a sincere, professional relationship through which they can better realize their goals of health and well-being. She creates a safe, nurturing, and trusting environment in which her clients can talk about their physical issues and personal concerns in order to focus on rejuvenating their bodies, minds and spirits through massage therapy.
Briana Daniel, L.M.T.
Massage Therapist, Tao Beauty Facialist
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
Briana is an experienced massage therapist specializing in therapeutic massage, incorporating techniques such as traditional Swedish massage, athletic injury, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage. She works with both hot stones as well as aromatherapy to intensify her treatments. Above and beyond the typical practice of a massage therapist, Briana has practiced specialized techniques in a Chiropractic setting, focusing on trigger point therapy, stretching, and deep tissue corrective techniques.
She has also spent a lot of her time working in Philadelphia, treating marathon and triathlon runners, as well as those involved in the annual Broad Street Run!
Briana is also our Tao Beauty Therapist. Utilizing the Epionce product line, her unique approach provides a blend of key botanical ingredients to reveal healthier-looking skin that can defy the visible effects of aging – giving you smoother, more radiant skin. Based on the philosophy that beauty and health are inextricably linked, Tao Beauty presents a total program for restoring the body’s natural balance.
Locations: Bryn Mawr
Cathy Kenny is a certified life coach who provides a service tailored to the unique needs of each of her clients in areas of professional, life, wellness, executive, bereavement and relationship. Cathy’s goal with her clients is to help each individual manage his or her life through a prism focusing on three interrelated areas: faith, body, and intellect. Cathy’s life coaching theme is “charting your course.” She uses her skills as a life coach to help each client achieve his or her goals and navigate their lives in a successful manner. Cathy helps her clients to identify goals and objectives that can be incorporated into their daily activities through a specific program, thereby helping them to achieve their life goals. She had excelled in her ability to draw clients into meaningful conversations about their desired outcomes and coaching is a logical way for her to use her experience and talents. One of Cathy’s strengths is the ability to develop a natural rapport with people, which enables her to establish an ongoing process that will help her clients to navigate their own lives in the best way possible.
Cathy Kenny is passionate about helping others. Life coaching is a way for Cathy to use her skills and life experiences to help others. Life coaching had been her dream for many years and she pursued her goal by becoming a certified life coach. In addition, Cathy has written two books and, in what little spare time she has, she has volunteered for many organizations. Previously, Cathy worked in the information technology field where she helped to design and implement innovative ideas that helped companies manage and improve their businesses. Cathy has been a manager and led many teams throughout her life and she has used these experiences to develop business leadership seminars. Cathy is a devoted wife and mother and continues to find new passions in her life. She loves to play golf and is an avid runner.
Nicolette Kulp, MSS, LSW
Dr. Yan and his staff would like to welcome Nicolette as our new Mental Health Therapist. Nicolette studied psychology at Arcadia University and went on to obtain her Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Bryn Mawr graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Nicolette practices from stren ths based and trauma informed perspectives. She strives to create a safe space in which to build a therapeutic relationship founded on trust and open communication. She believes that therapy is an opportunity to explore past and present concerns, increase self awareness and compassionate self acceptance, ain knowled e and tools to access one's potential for rowth, and increase the capacity to cope with life's challen es. Her work is informed by an attachment based perspective and draws on co nitive behavioral (CBT) and mindfulness techniques accordin to each person's needs.
Nicolette's work has focused on anxiety, depression, self esteem, ender and sexuality, relationships, communication, addiction, and trauma. She believes that be innin the work of therapy is a coura eous act. It is important to feel heard, accepted, and supported non jud mentally by someone who respects and honors each person's unique process and serves as a compassionate ally on life's journey.