If you are looking for a hirudotherapist (leech therapist) in your neighborhood, begin your search with your own doctor. If your doctor has any questions or concerns, the BTER Foundation will gladly assist them. This list contains contact information for leech therapists, teachers and advocates willing to assist you. Inclusion in this listing does not imply endorsement. For other types of biotherapy, please refer to our Biotherapy Referrals page. If you are a health care professional and would like to be added to this list, please contact us by e-mail, fax, or phone.

Leech Therapists, teachers and advocates within the United States:

ARIZONA:

Scotsdale/Phoenix

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 480-250-0685 for Pavel Gershkovich

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

CALIFORNIA:

Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, West Hollywood

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 310-430-2580 for Irina Brodsky
P: 310-365-0240 for Sergey Shmakov

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

San Francisco
Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE

P: 916-710-1144 for Samira Khodia

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

Irvine
Ronald Sherman, MD, MSc RSherman@BTERFoundation.org
Los Osos
Julie McGuigan Associate Environmental Coordinator Wildlife and Conservation Biologist Caltrans-05 San Luis Obispo P: 805-602-8345    F: 805-549-3233 Julie_mcguigan@dot.ca.gov
San Mateo
Vladimir Bokarius, MD, PhD, Lac 100 S. Ellsworth Avenue, Suite 511
San Mateo, CA 94401 P: 415-787-4667 contact@ccconsultants.org
Sunnyvale
Svetlana Sviridova, MD P: 408-746-0726 sviridova_lana@sbcglobal.net

FLORIDA:

Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami, Naples, Sarasota

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 347-981-6171

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

ILLINOIS:

Chicago

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 773-742-1838 for Sandra Hurtado

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

Northbrook
Vladimir Kazinets P: 847-401-9086 vladikk176@yahoo.com, House of Ayurveda, 3330 Dundee Rd. #C6, Northbrook, IL 60062 P: 224-723-5797, ayurvedichouse.com

IOWA:

Davenport
Matthew R. Wilber, DPM, CWS Trinity Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine P: 563-742-5100 Cell: 563-349-4691 mrwilberdpm@hotmail.com

Kansas:

Overland

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 913-526-0295 for Irene Harbachova – Khaliper

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

NEVADA:

Las Vegas

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 347-981-6171

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

NEW JERSEY:

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 732-266-8154 for Dorota Filipczk
P: 908-625-4889 for Nadia Gritsei

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

NEW YORK:

Brooklyn, Staten Island

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 718-552-0683 for Natasha Sidorenko
P: 718-810-1754 for Viktoriya Bakcheva
P: 917-202-6361 for Jolanta Nadstazik

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

Queens & Ridgewood
Gabriela Szczepanska, RN P: 917-494-5970

gabiszczepanska@ yahoo.com


Andrew Plucinski Silesian Holistic Center, Inc., 231 Norman Ave., Brookyn, NY 11222, P: 646-460-4212
www.silesianholisticcenter.cominfo@silesianholisticcenter.com

OHIO:

Cincinnati
Aletha Tippett, MD P: 513-891-9991 F: 513-891-9947  tippettaw@fuse.net

PENNSYLVANIA:

Philadelphia

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 484-485-7574 for Konstantin Lakeev
P: 484-853-2305 for Tatiana Seniuta

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

TEXAS:

San Antonio

Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 210-601-7414 for Polina Boudko

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

WASHINGTON:

Spokane
Sharon Mendez, RN, CWS Holy Family Hospital sharon.mendez@providence.org

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Alicja Z. Bibikow-Kolyszko, MA* President/Owner of V.A.N.A.M Universal, Inc. DBA ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE
P: 509-953-5051 for Konstantin Korovin

ala@amazingleeches.com    www.amazingleeches.com
*Speaks English, Russian, and Polish

Leech Therapists and Information outside of the United States:

INDIA:

Maharashtra
Sachin Nandedkar Ayurveda Panchakarma Clinic drk2s@yahoo.co.in, www.ayurvedamitra.com,

Tel: +91-9960224989

IRAN:

Mohammadreza Hashempoor, MD 
Fars/Shiraz

Wound clinic office : karimkhan zand av, line 43, pegah building, first floor
Tel/Fax: office  +9871 32319783
Home: +9871 36249377
Mobile: +98 9173176753 (free whatsapp consult)
E mail: drhashempoor@gmail.com


Masuod Rostami – Distributor of medicinal leeches, leech oil, and leech powder

masuod.rostami.bonab@gmail.com

Facebook and Instagram: Hirudo_RMplus
Whatsapp and telegram: 00989212776401

Israel:

Jerusalem

Mumcuoglu, Kosta, PhD, Parasitology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Kuvin Center for the  Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, P.O.Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120,  Israel.Tel.: +972 2 675-8093

Fax.: +972 2 675-8525

Email: kostasm@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Website

MEXICO:

Tijuana
Jorge A. LLamas MD Paseo Ensenada # 1912 Playas de Tijuana Mexico                    Ph.: (664)680-1484 Cell: (664)188-5533 USA: (903)742-8025 dr_llamas@hotmail.com

ROMANIA:

Hirudover – Distributor of medicinal leecheswww.lipitorimedicinale.ro    Tel: +40 722 21 45 61
hirudomed@hirudomed.ro

TURKEY:

Olley Hirudo terapi  Leech provider (website is in Turkish, can email for assistance in English) www.olleysulukleri.comekici_5@hotmail.com,Tel: +90 532 796 55 87
Istanbul
Armaganevler mah akdeniz cd no:19
Umraniye/Istanbul-Turkey
Web: www.medicaleeches.com
E-Mail: sales@medicaleeches.com
Tel:(+90)545-825-2802

If you are a health care professional and would like to be added to this list, please contact us by e-mail, fax, or phone. Inclusion in this listing does not imply endorsement.