Dr. George E. Chapman
Chiropractic Physician degree Cleveland College of Chiropractic-LA., 1976. X-Ray Operator-Supervisor Certificate, State of California, 1976. Board Certification as Chiropractic Sports Physician, American Chiropractic Association, 1982.
Board Certified Thermographer, Pasadena College of Chiropractic, 1982. Board Certified Thermographer, International Thermographic Society & California Thermographic Society, 1983. Board Certified Thermographer, ACA, 1988. Board Certified Industrial Injury Evaluator, International Chiropractic Association- California, 1990. Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1976. Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Thermography,1985. Diplomate, International Academy of Clinical Thermology, 1988. Diplomate, International Chiropractic College of Clinical Thermography, International Chiropractic Association, 1992. Fellow, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, 1982 Fellow, California Thermographic Society (Academics and Research), 1982. Fellow, California Thermographic Society (Distinguished Service in the Healing Arts as Researcher, author and Teacher), 1988. Qualified Medical Evaluator: California Workers’ Compensation, 1990. Chief of Diagnostic Imaging: CTA Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, 1978 to present. Senior Thermographic Interpreter: ThermoMed Laboratories, 2002 to present.
Dr. George E. Chapman is one of the original pioneers of medical thermology. His initial research conducted in the field of thermography was done as a pre- dental student in 1965, shortly after thermography was declassified by the United States military. Dr. Chapman presented the first work on dental thermography, “Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Thermal Imaging.”
He served in the armed forces 1966-1970, as a medic with two years active duty in the jungles of Viet Nam with the Sea Bee’s and Third Marines. His undergraduate education was started at San Diego City College and completed at Southwestern College. He received his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College-LA in 1976. California State License for X- Ray operator and supervisors certificate, and National Board of Chiropractic Diplomate were received in 1976.
He opened his first office in 1976 in El Cajon, moving to Chula Vista, both near San Diego, to open the Chiropractic Sports Medicine Clinic a year later. Two years later they started Clinical Thermography AssociatesTM, a research and diagnostic laboratory. The CTA laboratory is the oldest and best-known thermographic centers in North America, having evaluated over 300,000 patients with thermography, and the source of 250 laboratory studies regarding infraredimaging. Dr. Chapman and Barbara published 14 textbooks, and 40 articles on thermography in professional and trade journals.
In 1981, Dr. Chapman was the first to introduce Clinical Thermography into the college system. His thermographic programs have been formally conducted at nine colleges and universities, under the title Focus on Thermography, with over 200 college programs to date. Additionally, all of his college programs received CCE and re-licensure approval, including the only college Diplomate program presented.
Dr. Chapman has served as a preceptor faculty member for the Clinical Science Division at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and with the Los Angeles University of Health Sciences. He has served as an adjunctive professor and post-graduate faculty member of Cleveland College of Chiropractic-LA and Kansas City, Pasadena University, Life-West College of Chiropractic, Palmer- West College of Chiropractic and the San Diego acupuncture colleges.
He served as the first president and founder of the California Thermographic Society, which expanded and became the International Academy of Clinical Thermology in 1988. He has served as an advisory member at Southwestern College and as a consultant for several colleges and medical institutions. He was the editor of the Second Opinion newsletter, originally published in 1982 with the California Thermographic Society, and was adopted by the IACT (International Academy of Clinical Thermology) in 1988.
He has been the Senior thermographic interpreter with ThermoMed Laboratories, Inc. since 2002, and continues his research and formal presentations with the Focus on Thermography Symposiums®.
Dr. Chapman has reopened his office in San Diego’s Old Town district.