Doctor of Chiropractic
Fellow, International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology
Fellow, International College of Chiropractors
Qualified Medical Examiner

9570 CuyamacaStreet , Suite 101  Santee CA 92071
(619) 258-1144
Facsimile (619) 258-6887
Email:  DrWWhalen@gmail.com
Web Site:  www.DrWhalen.com

Curriculum Vitae


Clinic Director, Whalen Chiropractic, Santee CA,  1988-Present


  •  Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West,    Sunnyvale, CA 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, San DiegoState University, 1978
  • Diplomate Program, Chiropractic Neurology, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1990-93
  • Board Certified,  AmericanChiropracticAcademy of Neurology (DACAN) 1993
  • Diplomate Program, Chiropractic Rehabilitation, LACC, 1994-95.  



  • Emeritus Representative, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), 2015-Present
  • Appointed  Expert Consultant, California  Board of Chiropractic Examiners, June 2008-present
  • Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) California Compscope ™ Advisory Committee, 2007-present
  • Workers Compensation Committee, California Chiropractic Association, 1999-present.


  •  COCSA District V Representative, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), 2007-2015
  •  President, California Chiropractic Association, 1999- 2000
  •  Chair, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), 2005-2007
  •  Executive Committee, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), 2000-05
  • California Chiropractic Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee, June 2002-present
  • Academy Council, American Academy of Spine Physicians, 2002- present
  • CCA Representative, DWC Official Medical Fee Schedule Subcommittee, 1999& 2007.
  • Executive Committee, California Chiropractic Association 1995-2002
  • Executive Committee, San Diego County Chiropractic Society, 1992-95
  • President, San DiegoCounty Chiropractic Society 1993-94
  • Founding Member, San Diego Chiropractic Network, 1996-present
  • President, Associated Students, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, 1984-85



  • California Chiropractic Association, 1983- present
  • American Chiropractic Association, 1983- present 
  • California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, 2002-2010
  • American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology 1993-2008
  • International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology- Fellow, 2008-present
  • Examination Commissioner, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1996



  • Thomas Truax Award for Governmental Affairs/Political Action,  California Chiropractic Association, June 2016
  • Fellow, International College of Chiropractors, October 2008
  • President’s Award, California Chiropractic Association, 2002 &2008
  • Doctor of the Year Nominee, California Chiropractic Association,2004.
  • Doctor of the Year, California Chiropractic Association, June2003.
  • Distinguished Service Award, California Chiropractic Association, June 1999
  • Thomas Truax Award, San Diego Chiropractic Society& CCA, June 1998
  • Doctor of the Year, San Diego Chiropractic Society, 1994
  • President's Award, San Diego Chiropractic Society, 1992& 1993
  • Robert B. Botterman Award for Community Service, CCA& San Diego Chiropractic Society, 1991
  • New Doctor of the Year, CCA &San Diego Chiropractic Society, 1990
  • Student of the Year, California Chiropractic Association,1985
  • Student of the Year, PalmerCollege of Chiropractic -West, 1985



  • Globe GA,. Farabaugh RF, , Hawk C,. Morris C, BakerG,. Whalen WM, Walters K, Kaeser M,
  • Dehen, MD and Augat, T.  Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain, J Manipulative PhysiolTher, in press.
  • Dehen, MD, Whalen WM, Farabaugh RJ, Hawk C. Consensus Terminology for Stages of Care: Acute, Chronic, Recurrent and Wellness. J Manipulative PhysiolTherJul/Aug 2010; 33:458-63.
  • Globe GA, Morris CE, Whalen WM, Farabaugh RJ, Hawk C. Chiropractic management of low back disorders: report from a consensus process. J Manipulative PhysiolTher Nov/Dec 2008; 31:651-58.
  • Whalen WM, Resolution of Cervical Radiculopathy in a Woman after Chiropractic Manipulation. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008; 7, 17-23.
  • Whalen, WM, “Chiropractic in the Workers Compensation System,” The Journal of Workers Compensation, Vol 16 No 3, Spring 2007, Standard Publishing Corp.
  • Whalen W.M., Lewis, E.A., “Chiropractic Best Practices: Not Fear, Just Facts.”The American Chiropractor. August 2006.
  • Whalen,W.M., “A Moment of Mercy  and a Clinical Compass.”  Dynamic Chiropractic, December 17, 2005, Volume 23, Issue 26.
  • Whalen, W.M.,  “Calif. D.C’s Face Workers’ Compensation Dilemma.”  Dynamic Chiropractic, June 2, 2003, Volume 21, Issue 12.
  • Whalen,W.M.,  “The Chiropractic Care Alternative”, San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial, March 31, 2005.                                               
  • Multiple articles under “Executive Forum,” CCA Journal, 1999-2001.
  • Whalen, WM., TuthillAR,  "What Work. Comp. Adjusters Think About Chiropractors- A Report Card", San DiegoCountyChiropractic Society Bulletin, April 1992; Dynamic Chiropractic Magazine, May 1992.
  • Whalen &Wolff,  California Workers’ Compensation Made Easy, self published , 1999
  • "Questions & Answers" column in California Chiropractic Association Journal, 1997- 2004.
  • Whalen, W.M., "The Official Medical Fee Schedule Sausage Factory", CCA Journal, Sept. 1997.
  • Whalen, W.M., "The Effects of Manipulative Therapy on Host Defense Mechanisms," Proceedings of the Second Annual Palmer College  of Chiropractic-West Annual Reviews of the Literature, 1984.



  • Fellow, International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology, May2008.
  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology (certificate 151)1993 (•)
  • California License to Practice Chiropractic (18999) 1988
  • Hawaii Chiropractic License (DC712) 1995
  • Qualified Medical Examiner (905133), Department of Industrial Relations, State of California
  • Certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia, Southern Calif. University of Health Sciences, 2003
  • Industrial Disability Evaluator, California Chiropractic Foundation, 1997
  • Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1986
  • Certified Radiology Supervisor (RHC 129330)
  • Registered Nurse License, California (R301603) (•)
  • Certified Public Health Nurse (•)
  • Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (•)
  • Certified Emergency Department Nurse (•)    (•) expired/inactive




  • Empowering Chiropractic,  co-founder, 2008-present.
  • The Chiropractic Business University, President and Founder, 2008-present.
  • Whalen Chiropractic, Santee, CA, 1988-present


  • Staff Chiropractor, Personal Physicians, El Cajon, CA, 1997-2000
  • Owner, “Chiromed-P.R.O.,  and "Chiro-P.R.O.", peer review company, 1997-2000.
  • Examination Doctor, Menlo Park, CA, 1986-87
  • Chiropractic Intern, Palmer Collegeof Chiropractic -West, 1985-86
  • Staff RN, Emergency Services, UCSD Medical Center,San Diego, 1987-88
  • Staff RN, Emergency/Trauma Department, Stanford University Hospital, CA, 1983-87
  • Flight Nurse, Life Flight, UCSDMedicalCenter, San Diego, 1981-83
  • Staff RN, Emergency/Trauma, various San Diego Hospitals, 1978-81
  • Psychiatric Assistant, various San Diego psychiatric hospitals, 1975-78



  • Lecturer, CCF Harvest Moon Seminar, Personal Injury and outcome measures,Santa Clara, November 1995
  •  Preceptor Faculty, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • "The New CMT 97 Codes", February- March 1997, various California society meetings
  • Numerous California Chiropractic Association seminars on basic workers compensation, disability report writing and QME recertification courses, 1997-present, several in association with the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery
  • Guest Lecturer, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West; quarterly lectures to  students; 1998-present document: Nebraska, Washington, California  and Colorado, 2005-6.
  • Various presentations regarding Council on Chiropractic Guidelines (CCGPP) Best Practices document: Nebraska, Washington, California  and Colorado, 2005-6.
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Group, Basic Work Comp course, August 22, 2006.
  • Update on CCGPP, American Specialty Health annual conference,  2006, 2007, San Diego.
  • Panelist, Discussion on California Reforms, Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, Boston, MA, November 2006.
  • “Chiropractic Care: Utilization Review, Best Practices, Treatment Guidelines or Caps: You Decide; CCA Winter Convention, February 2007, Reno.
  • Patient Pain Diagnosis and Treatment: neurology made simple, CCA Convention Reno NV, Feb 2008 with Julian Vickers DC.
  • QME recertification 6 hour course, CCA Convention Reno  February 2007, 2008.
  • Recent Developments in the Treatment and Evaluation of Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries, anel faculty; California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, San Diego, June 17, 2010.
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Evidence Based Care; San Jose, April 21, 2011.
  • California Applicants Attorney Association, San Diego, “Almaraz-Guzman”; April 22, 2011.
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Practice Management; San Jose,  2012- 2014.
  • California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, Disability report writing, 2014.
  • Division of Workers Compensation, State of California QME continuing education provider Number 1070) 2009-present
  • QME recertification 6 hour course, CCA Convention San Diego 2015.
  • QME recertification 6 hour course, CCA Convention San Diego 2016.
  • QME recertification 6 hour course, San Diego, November 2016.



• Multiple civil, Administrative, criminal  and malpractice  cases including  plaintiff and defense cases.


REFERENCES (personal and professional) available on request