Paula Miksa joined the DMS faculty as an Associate Professor in December of 2019. In this role, she will work in collaboration with the Clinical and Educational Faculty on Curriculum development and mentor students in their doctoral projects. Dr. Miksa transitioned to Assistant Dean & Director for the Doctor of Medical Science program in July of 2020.
Dr. Miksa has worked clinically in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Gastroenterology and currently volunteers weekly at her local free clinic. Dr. Miksa has spent the past 10 years working in PA education in varying roles including the Director of Didactic Education, Director of Clinical Education and the Director of Interprofessional Education with Lincoln Memorial University.
She has served on the Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Board of Directors, on several TAPA committees and most recently served two years as one of the TAPA House of Delegate representatives. She is currently the graduate advisor of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Student Board of Directors and to the AAPA Student Delegation.