Kristin Thomson, DHSc., PAC
Dr. Thomson is a principal faculty member at Stony Brook’s Physician Assistant Program. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s physician assistant program, and she began her medical career in 2002. She is still a clinically active physician assistant and for over 15 years has practiced predominantly in the field of emergency medicine.
She started her career in PA education by being a preceptor to many physician assistant students during their clinical rotations. In 2008, she began teaching physical diagnosis course work and joined the faculty of Touro College in Bay Shore, NY. While with Touro College, her role gradually expanded from part-time to a full-time faculty member, and she has served in numerous capacities as principal faculty for the program, including acting as a clinical coordinator and program director. Dr. Thomson served as the Touro College Manhattan campus program director for over five years prior to joining the Stony Brook physician assistant program in 2018.
Dr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College, NY, a Master of Health Science degree and PA certificate from Quinnipiac University, and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Thomson has been active on the regional and national level. She has served on PAEA committees, the editorial review board of the Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, and has successfully submitted grant proposals, been a facilitator and presented posters for state, regional, and national presentations.
Her teaching experiences include clinical medicine coursework, physical diagnosis, and health care ethics. Her academic interests include outcomes assessment, curriculum development, strategic planning, and health care leadership.
In her spare time, Dr. Thomson enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible with her husband and three children.