Dr. Hao (Helen) Wang received her MD from China Medical University in 1990 and her PhD in pharmacology from Yamagata University, School of Medicine in Japan in 2000.

She studied and practiced Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture in Liaoning Institute of Chinese Medicine, China for six years. In addition, she worked in the Institute for Life Support Technology, Yamagata, Japan, as a visiting scholar for two years, where she investigated the effects of Japanese Herbal Medicine on aging and age-related neurological disorders. She has been a staff scientist in UW hospital to conduct research in neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, and aging-related disorders for over 10 years.

Dr. Wang has published many papers in top international medicine journals (see below). Her distinguished achievements in medical science have won her many awards, including a highly prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (world’s leading professional society for heart disease) in 2004 and a competitive Uehara Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Japan in 1998.

Through her over 20 years of experience in the medical profession, Dr. Wang has developed a highly integrative approach to medical treatment, capitalizing on her solid expertise in both Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine. In her acupuncture clinic, she combines multiple interventions to provide personalized natural healing service that is customized and tailored to the needs of every single individual.

Selective Publications:
[1] Wang H, Grant, JD, Walker JW. PKC-beta II sensitizes cardiac myofilaments to Ca2+ by phosphorylating troponin I on threonine-144. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 2006 41(5): 823-33.
[2] Wang H, Yan Y, Sun D. GABA-mediated trophic effect on oligodendrocytes requires Na-K-2Cl cotransporter activity. Journal of Neurophysiology 2003, 90, 1257-1265.
[3] WangH, Endoh M. Chelerythrine and genistein inhibited the endothelin-1-induced increase in myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity in rabbit ventricular myocytes. European Journal of Pharmacology 2001, 424, 91-96.
[4] Wang H, Sakurai, K, Endoh, M. Pharmacological analysis by HOE642 and KB-R9032 of the role of Na+/H+ exchange in the endothelin-1-induced Ca2+ signaling in rabbit ventricular myocytes. British Journal of Pharmacology 2000,131, 638-644.
[5] Wang H, Imao K, Hiramatsu M. Antioxidant properties of fermented papaya preparation. Research Communications in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology 2000, 4 (1&2), 141-147.
[6] Imao K,Wang H, Hiramatsu M. Inhibitory effect of fermented papaya preparation on oxidative DNA damage and tissue injury in the brain formed during iron-induced epileptogenesis in rats. Journal of Brain Science 1999, 25 (1&2), 71-77.
[7] Katsuki Imao, Hao Wang, Makiko Komatsu and Midori Hiramatsu. Free radical scavenging activity of fermented papaya preparation and its effect on lipid peroxide level and superoxide dismutase activity in iron-induced epileptic foci of rat. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International 1998, 45 (1), 11-23.
[8] Midori Hiramtsu, Yuexian Xu, Yoshimasa Kamahara, Mikiko Komatsu and Hao Wang. Scavenging of free radicals and inhibition of lipid peroxidation by extracts of chrysanthemun petals. Research Communications in Pharmacology and Toxicology 1998, 3 (3&4), 145-153.