About Dr. Shang-Jin Shi
Shang-Jin Shi, M.D.(China), Ph.D., L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist certified by the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. He is also a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Shi has more than 30 years of clinical and research experience in the medical field. He combines his knowledge of Eastern and Western Medicine to provide a unique acupuncture practice dedicated to helping people.
[Education] Dr. Shi received his M.D. from the Shanghai Second Medical University, China, his Ph.D. from the Osaka University Medical School, Japan, and his M.S. from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, USA.
[Clinic & Research] Dr. Shi worked as a physician in Shanghai Zhabei District Central Hospital in China since 1984. There, he treated many patients with all kinds of medical conditions in the emergency room, outpatient care, and inpatient care. In order to better understand and treat more illness and diseases, Dr Shi went to Japan Osaka University Medical School to pursue his Ph.D, program in Geriatric Medicine. He started to combine western medicine with eastern medicine acupuncture, moxibustion, and Tui-Na in his practice. Dr. Shi went on to become a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C., the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Alabama, and Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana, which encompassed the years of 1995 to 2001. Dr. Shi collaborated with Dr. Oliver Smithies, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007, to study the mechanism and treatment of hypertension. Dr. Shi worked at Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group which had contract with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Houston, TX, USA, in 2001. Dr. Shi investigated and administrated different kinds of medications on orthostatic hypotension in ground-based subjects and astronauts.
[Grant & Awards]
1. Lions Club Foreign Students Award, Japan, 1991.
2. The 4th Sankei Grant from the Sankei Newspaper, Japan, 1992.
3. The Southern Section, American Federation for Medical Research/The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Trainee Award from the American Federation for Medical Research in Washington DC, USA, 2000 and 2001.
4. Special Space Flight Achievement Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Houston, Texas, USA, 2002 and 2004.
5. Manager's Choice Award from Wyle Laboratories and NASA, Houston, Texas, USA, 2002.
[Selected Published Medical Papers]
1. Shang-Jin Shi, ......, Oliver Smithies et al. Natriuretic peptide receptor-A mediates renal sodium excretory responses to blood volume expansion. American Journal of Physiology (Renal Physiology). 2003; 285:F694-F702.
2. Shang-Jin Shi et al. Temazepam, but not zolpidem, causes orthostatic hypotension in astronauts after spaceflight. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 2003; 41:31-39.
3. Shang-Jin Shi, et al. Fludrocortisone does not prevent orthostatic hypotension in astronauts after spaceflight. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 2004; 75:235-239.
4. Shang-Jin Shi et al. Effects of promethazine and midodrine on orthostatic tolerance. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 2011; 82:9-12.
5. Shang-Jin Shi. The relationship between different medications and orthostatic hypotension in astronauts (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Aerospace Medicine. 2011; 22:307-313.