Faculty & Staff bios

Elizabeth Nakae,

Fall 2010 NMM/OMM Pre Doctoral Teaching Fellow

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: enakae@westernu.edu



University of California, San Diego 2006, BS-Human Biology
University of California, San Diego 2007, MS-Cancer Biology


Professional Experience

Before coming to medical school, I taught high school math and science for grades 9-12. Additionally, I worked in a pediatric oncology research lab and enjoyed teaching undergraduate courses while in graduate school.

My decision to become an NMM/OMM teaching fellow was due to my passion for teaching and my strong interest in OMM. I hope to provide future students with positive experiences with OMM, as well as further my own skills.



I enjoy running, particularly half-marathons, yoga, snowboarding, hiking, cooking and going to the beach when I have time. I have a passion for traveling and have had the opportunity to visit 17 countries, including places like Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, Peru and others.