Richard Thailer, MS, PA-C

Richard Thailer, MS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Information and Educational Technology
Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University

Professor Thailer received his first Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. During his undergraduate education, he also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and was a founding member of the Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, a student-run emergency medical response unit at SUNY Albany. He also gained valuable emergency care experience working for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation EMS System as an EMT in Jamaica Queens.

He is a 1980 graduate of the Stony Brook PA Program. His interest in Emergency Medicine soon led him to join the staff of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, New York and was later promoted to supervising PA in Emergency Medicine, where he served until 2004. During his tenure at QHC he was an active preceptor and educator of PA students, Paramedics and Nurses. 

Professor Thailer joined the faculty of the Stony Brook PA program in 2005 and concurrently completed the Stony Brook PA Post-Professional Masters Program where he earned his MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

As a full-time faculty member with the PA Program, Professor Thailer’s responsibilities include teaching and coordination of a number of units in the pre-clinical program. He also coordinates the clinical year Emergency Medicine clerkship and is the course coordinator for the program’s Masters Project sequence. He is a member of the School of Health Technology and Management's Educational Technology committee as well as other committees within the program, school and Health Science Center.