Rehovot, Israel




The FONG Family

Professionalism, Diligence, Persistence

Dr. Tom Fleischer, Ph.D., Dip.CM.
Currently - Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Chinese Medicine Program, Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Master of Medical Science, Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan
Doctor of Medical Science, Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan
Fields of interest: internal medicine, oncology, Chinese herbal medicine
Dr. Motoe Fleischer, M.D.
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Oregon, United States
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan
Fields of interest: Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa
  • Gynecology: Infertility, Menstrual irregularity, PMS, PCOS, Postpartum care
  • Internal medicine: General cold, Allergic rhinitis, Constipation, Fatigue, Insomnia, etc..
  • Maintenance treatment

Dr. Tom Fleischer

I began my journey in the field of Chinese Medicine over a decade ago. After completing my studies in Israel, I moved to Taiwan where I continued to pursue additional theoretical and clinical training in Chinese medicine.


During more than six years of living in Taiwan, I studied the Chinese language and familiarized myself with the various cultural nuances of Asian thought. This allowed me to study directly with local physicians.


I conducted my doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Hung-Rong Yen, Head of the Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at China Medical University. Dr. Yen's lab specializes in the field of herbal medicine and the immunity. During the course of my studies, I conducted epidemiological research about the usage of Chinese herbal medicine among leukemia patients in Taiwan. In addition, I designed and oversaw a clinical trial of acute leukemia patients who received a Chinese herbal formula following stem cell transplantation.


In 2017, I completed my studies becoming the first Western student to graduate from the doctoral program at the College of Chinese Medicine at China Medical University, in the Chinese language.

The lab of Dr. Yen Hung-Rong
Selected publications:

Fleischer, T. et al. Integration of Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy Improves Survival of Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Medicine  95, e3788 (2016)

Fleischer, T. et al. Adjunctive Chinese Herbal Medicine therapy improves survival of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia: a nationwide population-based cohort study. Cancer Med. 5, 640–648 (2016)

Fleischer, T., Chang, T.-T. & Yen, H.-R. Post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with hematologic disorders: Chinese herbal medicine for an unmet need. J. Integr. Med. 14, 322–335 (2016)

Fleischer, T., Chang, T.-T., Chiang, J.-H., Sun, M.-F. & Yen, H.-R. Improved Survival With Integration of Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. Integr. Cancer Ther. 16, 156–164 (2017)


China Medical University is situated in the city of Taichung, Taiwan. The university was established in 1958 and was the first in Taiwan to confer advanced degrees in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. Today there are more than 30 different faculties and departments at CMU, including: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, and more. It is considered as one of the top universities in Taiwan, ranked among the top 151-200 universities worldwide.


Dr. Motoe Fleischer

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Following the completion of my bachelor studies in the United States I returned to Tokyo. After a period of work, I decided to move again - to Taiwan - in order to pursue the study of Chinese medicine.


I studied in the post-baccalaureate Chinese medicine program at China Medical University. This intensive 5-year program entails two years of interning in both the Western and traditional departments of China Medical University Hospital.


I am qualified to practice medicine and hold a Chinese medical license from the Taiwanese Department of Health.

Clerkship at the Dep. of Neurosurgery at China Medical University Hospital

In Taiwan, Chinese medicine is provided as part of the National Health Insurance program, which insures over 99% of the Taiwanese population. Subsequently, in Taiwan traditional Chinese medicine is supervised much in the same way as Western medicine. The practice of Chinese medicine requires a license and herbal products are regulated as pharmaceuticals (and not as dietary supplements) and under strict manufacturing procedures.

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