Dr. Paula Miksa Named Interim Dean of LMU-SMS

Paula Miksa

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) proudly announces the appointment of Paula Miksa, DMS, EdS, PA-C, as the interim dean of the LMU-School of Medical Sciences.


Miksa brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her new role, having served as director of the Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) program, interim director of the Harrogate Physician Assistant (PA) program and as a faculty member within the Physician Assistant Program since 2009. She was both the director of Didactic Education and the director of Clinical Education during her time in the PA Program.


Miksa's tenure at LMU spans over a decade, during which she has made significant contributions to both the academic and leadership realms within the School of Medical Sciences. With 21 years of experience as a physician assistant and a decade and a half dedicated to education, Miksa's expertise and commitment have played a pivotal role in shaping the learning experiences of numerous students.


In 2018, Miksa earned her DMS with distinction in Medical Education from LMU, solidifying her dedication to advancing medical education. Her educational background also includes an Education Specialist (EdS) degree.


Miksa's vision for the future of LMU-SMS is one of continued growth, collaboration, and excellence. She looks forward to working closely with the esteemed faculty and staff fostering an environment conducive to academic success and innovation.


Established in 2019, the School of Medical Sciences (LMU-SMS) is home to LMU’s PA program with a primary care focus at the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, a PA program with a surgical focus at LMU-Knoxville, the online Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) program, and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program. The school supports the University’s mission of service to Appalachia and other underserved areas by maintaining high quality medical education and supporting student success.

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