Faculty

Peter Lio, MD

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and very passionate about finding safe treatments that work for eczema. Dr. Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship at Boston Children's Hospital and his dermatology training at Harvard. He has had formal training in acupuncture under Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler, and has held a long interest in alternative medicines. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Eczema Association. His clinical office is located at Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago.


Ryan Lombardo, DAOM, L.Ac., ABAAHP, BCIM, RH

Dr. Ryan Lombardo received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL. The Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is the highest formal educational credential available in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States. Dr. Lombardo is one of a select few doctors practicing as a DAOM recognized by the State of Illinois and has been practicing acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the Chicagoland area as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) since 2003. Dr. Lombardo is a faculty member of Midwest College’s doctoral program, leading the Nutraceutical Science and Chinese Medicine Energetics curriculum. Ryan Lombardo has been a “Featured AcuDoc” of the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association and has been interviewed for Self Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Day Spa Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, the Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, and various other local and national media.


Erika Czopkiewicz, RN

Erika is a Registered Nurse at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and received her baccalaureate from Lewis University. She became increasingly interested in eczema when her oldest son’s eczema turned from mild to severe. Since then, she has been tirelessly researching and trying different natural therapies for her son. Erika is the founding Leader of the Chicago Eczema Support Group which is through the National Eczema Association and is dedicated to raising awareness and teaching others about eczema whenever the opportunity allows.