Tonya Skidmore

Contact Information DCOM Phone: 423-869-6584
Office Location: 424
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Tonya Apperley joined Lincoln Memorial University, School of Medical Sciences, in February 2014 as a preceptor and adjunct faculty for the Physician Assistant program in Harrogate, Tennessee. In September 2016, Apperley transitioned to full-time faculty. In October 2021, she accepted the position of Academic Coordinator.

Dr. Apperley believes “every student is special and unique. Physician Assistant students deserve a safe and inspiring atmosphere where they can learn through real-life experience and hands-on activities. I strive to provide a classroom where they can grow and mature into compassionate medical providers.” 


Doctor of Medical Science, Lincoln Memorial University, May 2020
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Lincoln Memorial University  July 2011
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Lincoln Memorial University May 2008
Associate in Science, Kentucky Community and Technical College System May 2005


Work Experience 
Academic Coordinator, Lincoln Memorial University, October 2021- Present
Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc., September 2011 – September 2016
Medical Technologist, Parkwest Medical Center,  June 2008 – July 2009

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