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DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

Contact us (DAOM)

We enjoy connecting with prospective students and look forward to speaking with you by phone, in-person or online. Please call or email us to request a personal consultation.

English Language Program

(408) 260-0208 ext. 255

Chinese Language Program

(408) 260-0208 ext. 256


Admissions Coordinator

Request a Virtual Meeting

We encourage you to request a virtual meeting to have a personalized online discussion with an admissions advisor. Before you schedule an appointment to chat with us, please review our website so that our meeting can be focused on specific questions to better assist you.

Meet the DAOM Admissions Team

We are a group of individuals with a passion for TCM. Whether you are applying now or in the future, we look forward to getting to know you.

Robyn Sodders, DAOM

DAOM Director
DAOM | Pacific College of Health and Science
MSTCM | Pacific College of Health and Science

Dr. Robyn Sodders joined Five Branches University in 2016 and is passionate about helping students. She completed her DAOM degree in 2015 and will finish her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Technology in December, 2022. She also holds a certificate in ELearning. Dr. Sodders was part of an integrative team at a hospital in Detroit Michigan, and for five years had a successful practice, specializing in trauma, mental health and pediatrics. When not at work, she enjoys studying the classics and hiking in the Pacific Northwest with her Samoyed.

Tak Yi Debbie Cheng, DAOM, LAc.

DAOM Associate Director
DAOM | Five Branches University
MTCM | Five Branches University

Dr. Debbie Cheng received her DAOM at Five Branches University in 2018. For five years, she owned and operated two Chinese Medicine clinics in San Jose, California. Dr. Cheng sold her highly successful clinics shortly before she gave birth to her first-born child. As an alumnus of Five Branches, she is enthusiastic about supporting the university and giving back to the DAOM community. Dr. Cheng is passionate about promoting TCM and helping DAOM fellows to pursue their degree and achieve success in their career. When not at work, she enjoys creating new recipes and reading Chinese literature.

Eli Yan

Admissions Coordinator
MA | Jimei University, Xiamen, China

Eli Yan joined the Five Branches family in early 2020. He has an M.A. degree and a strong background in administration, consulting, and higher education. He is passionate about helping people pursue their long-term goals and achieve personal growth. When not at work, Eli enjoys living a mindful life. He has been practicing yoga and meditation for eight years, and became a certified yoga teacher in 2019. “I believe in humanity and kindness, and I am always prepared to be amazed by others.”

Our Address

San Jose Campus

1885 Lundy Ave, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95131
Tel: (408)260-0208