Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, LAc, has directed the inpatient Acupuncture Service at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn since 2004, where she and her team provide postgraduate instruction in inpatient care. Her PhD study on acupuncture during stroke rehabilitation was the first in the U.S., as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during birth. Claudia teaches and practices acupuncture for birth and neurological conditions in New York and Massachusetts. She sits on the Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is an editorial board member on several scholarly journals including the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Meridians.
She worked in the obstetrics and gynecology rotation at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, and authored, presented research, and conducted clinical trials related to labor and delivery for the Society for Acupuncture Research, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Lutheran Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and University of North Carolina, among others.