Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, to the state Board of Acupuncture.
The board works with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the practice of approximately 89 acupuncturists in the state. The body’s responsibility is to promote and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by ascertaining minimal entry-level competency of acupuncturists.
Dr. Chopra, who also serves as the corporate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University, as well as a founding member of the WSU Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases, will represent licensed physicians on the board. Her term began Dec. 1 and runs through June 30, 2025.