About Dr. Gina

Dr. Gina Mortellaro-Gomez, DAOM, MSOM, B.S., L.Ac, C.H., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M., FABORM, Dipl. TCM Dermatology, IFMCP Candidate

In practice, Dr. Gina’s focus is to help patients optimize fertility potential & reproductive function, support gynecologic, obstetric and post-delivery health, reestablish hormonal balance, and provide support for dermatological, immune and autoimmune conditions by helping restore the body’s innate sense of balance and wellness through using a combination of Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition and Dietary therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.

  • B.S. in Kinesiology – University of Colorado at Boulder. 1999
  • MSOM – Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM – 4 year degree) from South West Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. 2003-2007
  • DAOM – Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM – 2.5 year residency), Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2013-2015, Los Angeles, California – specialty in Reproductive Medicine (For Men and Women), Women’s health-OBGYN and Men’s Urologic and Reproductive Health.
    • Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez’s Thesis Research Title was: Infertility and Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis): Neuroendocrine-Immune modulation and fertility support utilizing Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM). A Systematic Review.
  • NCCAOM Dipl. OM – Nationally Board Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Lic #: 31611
    • Includes National Board Certifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, as well as, certification in Clean Needle Technique and the passing of 5 National Board Examinations (Consisting of: Chinese Medical theory and diagnosis board exam, Western Biomedicine board exam, Acupuncture point location board exam, Acupuncture point energetics board exam and a Chinese Herbal Medicine board exam).
  • FABORM – Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM) – includes advanced competencies in both Western Bio-Medical and Chinese Medical Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Male Urology, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and the passing of a 6th National Board Examination.
  • L.Ac (Colorado) – Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Colorado, License #: CO1371
  • Post-graduate diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China, 2007 – included interning at one of Beijing’s top and busiest hospitals, Tong Ren Hospital, in Beijing China.
  • Post-graduate Diploma and Advanced clinical externship in “Ancient Chinese Medicine” (ACM) specializing in Acupuncture, Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine & Meditation, The Shanghai Insight Ancient Chinese Medicine Training Center in Shanghai, China, 2007.
  • Advanced clinical apprenticeship in Acupuncture Sports Medicine with Whitfield Reaves, OMD 2008-2009.
  • Diplomat (Dipl.) in Chinese Medicine Dermatology – Internationally board certified in Chinese Medical Dermatology by The International TCM Dermatology Association (www.tcmdermatology.org). San Jose, California at Five Branches University of Chinese Medicine. Avicenna – Mazin Al-Khafaji. 2018-2019
  • Graduate Mentorship Program (GMP) – Classical Chinese Herbal Mentorship under Sharon Weizenbaum, White Pine Institute, 2018-2021.
  • Certified in Functional Blood Chemistry by Apex Energetics.
  • Functional Medicine Mentorship under Dr. Daniel Kalish, D.C., Kalish Functional Medicine Institute. 2015-2016.
  • IFMCP (Institute of Functional MedicineCertified Practitioner) Candidate
    • Has completed all of The Institute of Functional Medicine required course work. Dr. Gina will be sitting for her IFM certification board exam in November 2021.

Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez also lectures and instructs on the integration of Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. Dr. Gina has a recorded CEU Webinar on Healthy Seminars titled, “How Chinese Herbal Medicine Enhances Fertility Potential in Patients Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (Auto-Immune Hypothyroid)”This course is based on a combination of Dr. Gina’s 12+ years of clinical experience and her formal doctoral research and Capstone thesis which looked at how “Traditional Herbal Medicine modulates the Neuro-Endocrine-Immune System in patients diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (Auto-immune Hypothyroid) who are also struggling with infertility”, as well as, provides an in-depth look at Thyroid physiology and patho-physiology, and details an abundant amount of resources for providing support and treatment to the Hashimoto’s patient, specifically struggling with infertility.

 In addition to her formal studies, private practice and lecturing, Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez has spent an extensive amount of time traveling abroad in China, Nepal and Thailand and strives to take her experiences and time from being abroad and apply them not only in her day-to -day life but also within her medical practice. 

Dr. Gina’s favorite things in life are spending time and going on adventures with her husband, Gary, and their two dogs, Zen and Zola Lou, most preferably, somewhere in the Colorado mountains!