Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Program Director and Philadelphia Campus Site Director
Associate Professor

Sean Guinane, DHSc, PA-C


Office: 215-871-6577
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Sean Guinane has been a PCOM faculty member since 2009. He is currently an associate professor and the serves as the Assistant Program Director and Philadelphia Campus Site Director. He has previously served as a faculty member working with both the didactic and clinical phases of the program, and as the Director of Outcomes, Assessment, and Technology.

Dr. Guinane brings a clinical perspective from practice in family medicine and urgent care to the classroom for physician assistant students, as well as an appreciation for clinical learning, having served as a preceptor for both PA and medical students while in practice.

He is a nationally certified physician assistant and licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

  • Education

    Dr. Guinane completed his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2003, and a Master’s degree in Health Science – Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. In 2015, Dr. Guinane completed a Doctor of Health Science degree from A.T. Still University with a focus on education, where his research focused on transition to practice of new physician assistants.

  • Courses

    Dr. Guinane teaches across the curriculum in various medical disciplines, as well as in history taking and physical examination, and the courses in information literacy.

  • Publications

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    Guinane S, Molloy L.: Training on demand: A solution to clinical education through simulation. J Physician Assist Educ. 2013; 24(4):32-36.

    Guinane S.: The effectiveness of probiotics for managing diarrhoea in people with HIV infection: a critically appraised topic. HIV Med. 2013; 14(3):187-190. doi:10.1111/j.1468-1293.2012.01042.x

    Guinane S.: Don’t quit on a quitter: Helping your patient stop smoking. Clinician Reviews. 2012; 22(11):6-10.


    Guinane S.: Readiness to Enter Clinical Practice: Perception of New Physician Assistants. Poster presented at the: AAPA Annual Conference; May 19, 2017; Las Vegas, NV. doi:10.1097/01.JAA.0000526982.03396.a6

    Levy L, Guinane S.: EOR Exam Success Following Research Practicum Presentation. Poster presented at the: PAEA Education Forum; November 13, 2015; Washington, DC.

    Guinane S, King D.: Creating Safe Zone Spaces. Workshop presented at the: PCOM CAPS Annual Diversity Conference; April 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA.

  • Memberships


    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Association of Family Practice PAs and NPs
    Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
    New Jersey Society of Physician Assistants
    LBGTPA Caucus

    Dr. Guinane has provided service to the PA profession for over a decade, including working with the AAPA’s conference planning group, the conference planning committee for PAEA and as a site visitor for ARC-PA.