November 2002     Master Apprentice awarded by Prof. J. R. Worsley

January 2001         Acupuncture Master degree Classical Five Element Acupuncture,
                              Prof. J. R. Worsley, England

May 1999               Advanced Teacher Training Program, Prof. J. R. Worsley

October 1998         Master Apprentice Program, Prof. J. R. Worsley

May 1998               Teacher Training Program, Oriental Medical College, England

December 1997     Master Apprentice Program, Prof. J. R. Worsley

November 1986-    College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, England
November 1988     Bachelors course, B. Ac.
January 1986-        Internship Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
June 1986              Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center
July 1985-              Internship Internal Medicine Kings County Hospital, 
January 1986         Downstate Medical Center
May 1985               State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
                              M.D. degree cum laude

May 1978-              College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, England
November 1980      Awarded Licentiate of Acupuncture, November 1980
1976-1977              New York University Courses in Acupuncture

September 1967-    New York University College of Dentistry
June 1971               Awarded D.D.S. degree
                               Class standing 13/167
September 1964-    Queens College City University of New York
June 1967                Biology Major

Jan.2000-2003      Physician-Acupuncturist Integrative Health Center, Memorial
                                  Sloan Kettering Hospital

October 1986-           Private practice of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

November 1977-       Private practice of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
April 1982

October 1971-           Private Practice of Dentistry
April 1982


Date                          Honor
May 1985                  M.D. degree cum laude, Downstate Medical College
June 1971                 Elected O.K.U., National Dental Honor Society
June 1971                 Awarded C.V. Mosby Scholarship Book Award


Southampton Hospital                      2010-2012         Member/ Board of Directors

Wellness Center

American Academy of Medical           2003         Diplomate Board Certified

Worsley Institute of Classical              1999         Member/ Board of Directors
Five-Element Acupuncture

American Academy                          1994-2012         Diplomate
of Pain Management

American Academy                          1992         Charter Fellow
of Acupuncture

New York State Society                       1976         Member
of Acupuncture for Physicians
& Dentists

American Academy of Medical           4/88          Full Member

Brooklyn Dental Study Club                1980          Founder & First President


New York Medical License
New Jersey Medical License
New York State Dental License

New York State Acupuncture Certificate


(Academic Appointments)

Nov. 1999-2003

Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine-
Complementary & Alternative Medicine S.U.N.Y. Stony
Brook Medical School

Sept. 1976- April 1982

Attending, Department of Dentistry, Mt. Sinai Hospital,
New York

Sept. 1976- Sept 1979

Acting Clinic Chief, Department of Dentistry, Mt. Sinai
Hospital, New York


Abramson, Robert J. “Our Wait-and-See Culture” New York Times Op-Ed, March 7, 2013

Abramson, Robert J. "Acupuncture and Joy." Medical Acupuncture. 2010; Vol. 22,
No. 1, Page 3

Abramson, Robert J. Healing with Five Element Acupuncture: An Interview with Robert
J. Abramson, D.D.S., M.D., M.Ac. By Russ Mason, M.S.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Vol.12, No.4, August 2006 pages 177-

Abramson, Robert J. "Five Element Acupuncture: A Body- Mind –Spirit System of
Healing." An Interview with Robert J. Abramson, D.D.S., M.D., M.Ac.
Advances in Mind- Body Medicine, summer 2005, Vol.21, No.2 pages 19-21

Abramson, Robert J. The Knee Crisis Handbook, Brian Halpern, M.D. Rodale Press
October 2003 chapter on Complementary Medicine

Abramson, Robert J. "The Unity of Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Five Element View of
Cancer" Advances in Mind—Body Medicine, summer 2003, Volume 19 –No. 2

Abramson, Robert J. "Use of Five Element Acupuncture in the Treatment of
"Possession‘: An Ancient Concept Applicable to a Modern World"
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, September 1999, Volume 5, No. 5
Pages 106-108

Abramson, Robert J. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body Mind Discipline.,
Essay on "Acupuncture." New York, NY,
The Rosen Publishing Group. Feb. 1999

Abramson, Robert J. "Health for Women." Woman‘s Day,
Special edition. Aug 1998

Abramson, Robert J. "Acupuncture and the Spirit: An Inseparable Bond."
Medical Acupuncture. Volume 9/ Number 1. Spring/Summber 1997 pages 40-42

Self Magazine, 1993.

New Woman, 1989.


October 2003                  Five Element Overview Introductory Intensive, Five
                                       Element Group of New York

May 1999                        Speaker at International Conference on Integrative
                                       Medicine. Seattle, Washington

September 1998             Five Element Group of New York Post Graduate Seminars
                                       In Five Element Acupuncture, Co-Founder & Co-Director

April 1998                       Presenter at First & Second Body-Mind
Nov. 1997                       Wellness Weekend, Montauk, N.Y.

Nov. 1997                       Friends World College Southampton University Campus,
Nov. 1996                       Southampton, N.Y.

March 1998                     The New Center for Wholistic Health, Education, &
March 1997                     Research. Five Element Acupuncture Courses

Numerous lectures throughout the tri-state area at various schools and organizations.


Running (including two New York marathons)