Lynn Timko-Swaim, MS, PAC

Lynn Timko-Swain

Lynn Timko-Swaim, MS, MT(ASCP), PA-C

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University

Professor Timko-Swaim received her first Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1983. She worked in the field of medical technology for seven years while completing her Masters of Science degree in Medical Technology at St. John’s University. Lynn then changed career paths, attended the Stony Brook PA program and graduated in 1992. She worked clinically as a PA in both inpatient and outpatient internal medicine and joined the Stony Brook faculty in 1993 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She was promoted to the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor in 2012 and appointed to the position of Vice Chair in 2020.

In the didactic portion of the entry-level PA Master’s program, Professor Timko-Swaim is responsible for the Clinical Laboratory Medicine course and the Hematology/Oncology and Orthopedics Units. In the clinical portion of the curriculum, she is the primary Orthopedics Clerkship instructor. She enjoys working with the PA students as the Stony Brook Student Society co-advisor and co-coach for the state and national scholastic competition teams.

Lynn is the Founder and Program Director of the PA Post-Professional Master’s Program for working physician assistants who wish to advance their education to the graduate level. Since its inception in 2007, over 160 PAs have successfully completed this program. She was the PI on several NYS Department of Health – Health Workforce Retraining Initiative awards that provided funding for this program and totaled nearly 2.5 million dollars.

Lynn has a strong commitment to Stony Brook and PA professional service. She is the Chair of the School’s APT Committee and Vice Chair of the School’s Alumni Development Committee. She is also an active member on the PA Foundation and New York State Society of PAs Scholarship Committees.

Her research interests, publications, presentations and grant awards are focused on the areas of educational technology, health literacy education and point of care ultrasound education.

Lynn is married with one daughter and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and photography.