Director of Clinical Education for the Physician Assistant Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Office: LeBien, Annex B
Professor Pinchok joined the faculty in April 2017 and serves as the director of clinical education for and teaches in the physician assistant program. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Professor Pinchok is a graduate of The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Sciences physician assistant program. Prior to coming to Valparaiso University, she practiced clinically since 1997 as a physician assistant in emergency medicine, urgent care, orthopedics, and most recently in cardiology, where she specialized in arrhythmia, heart failure, and implantable cardiac device management. In addition to her faculty and administrative responsibilities, Professor Pinchok maintains clinical expertise as a physician assistant within the specialty of cardiology at Franciscan Physician Network. She has extensive professional experience with pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has participated in clinical research for cardiac medical device companies. Professor Pinchok has spoken at heart failure conferences and has been an educator at seminars teaching novice device technicians about cardiac devices and strategies to integrate those devices into the life of the patient. During her practice in the clinic setting, she has been a preceptor for physician assistant students.
- MSPA — Chicago Medical School / Finch University of Health Sciences 1996
- Didactic Phase of PA Program — Duquesne University 1995
- BS — Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1992
- Board Certified as a Physician Assistant through NCCPA – 1996 to present