University of California, Riverside

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Clinical Faculty Biographies


Dr. Paul Lyons

Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education
Chair - Department of Family Medicine
Health Sciences Clinical Professor - Family Medicine

Dr. Paul Lyons

Medical Office

Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
26520 Cactus Ave.
Moreno Valley, Calif. 92556
(951) 486-4000

Academic Office

School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
School of Medicine Education Building, Room 2611
(951) 827-7675
paul.lyons@ucr.edu
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Contact the medical office by telephone.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Institute for Urban Family Health, Faculty Development Fellowship, New York, New York
  • Residency, University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • M.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.A., Philosophy, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Biography

Dr. Paul Lyons, M.D. is senior associate dean for education and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

Lyons, who holds the rank of professor, joined the school in 2011 from Temple University School of Medicine, where he served as associate chair for clinical education and faculty development coordinator in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

As senior associate dean of education, he is responsible for all curricular programs leading to the M.D. degree including curriculum planning, development, management and evaluation, faculty recruitment, appointment, development and evaluation, development and oversight of the Office of Educational Development, student progress and promotion. 

As chair of family medicine, he provides leadership for administration of the family medicine program, including faculty recruitment, faculty development and mentoring, and education and scholarly activities.

Lyons earned a B.A. in philosophy from Oberlin College before attending medical school at Ohio State University. He conducted his residency in family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota. He stayed on for one year as a faculty member at Minnesota before joining the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Three years later he joined the faculty at the Temple University School of Medicine, moving up the ranks until he became a full professor in 2008.

Research Interests

Lyons' areas of interest include curriculum planning, faculty development and evaluation, faculty recruitment and appointment, and student progress and promotion.

He served as co-principal investigator on the study of hypertension-related immune/inflammatory dysfunction and periodontitis in African Americans.

Recent Awards

  • America’s Best Doctors, 2013, 2014.

  • Best Clinical Skills Instructor, UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences, 2012.

  • Last Lecture Speaker, student selected, 2011, 2012.

  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Educator, Department of Internal Medicine, TUSM, February 2011.

  • Certificate of Appreciation, TUSM Residency in Internal Medicine, February, 2011.

  • Best Doctors, 2010, 2011.

  • Last Lecture Speaker, student selected, 2010.

  • Russell and Pearl Moses Endowed Medical Award for Outstanding Teaching, resident nominated/student selected, 2010.

  • Great Teachers Award, Temple University’s highest teaching recognition, 2008.
  • National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence, American Medical Student Association, 2008.
  • Excellence in Humanism Award, Associate of American Medical Colleges, 2005.

Selected Publications

  • Bliss E, Cadwallader K, Steyer TE, Clements DS, Devoe JE, Fink K, Khubesrian M, Lyons P, Steiner E, Weismuller D. A view from Cheyenne mountain: generation III’s perspective of keystone III. Ann Fam Med January/February 2014 12:75-78.

  • Bliss E, Cadwallader K, Steyer TE, Clements DS, Devoe JE, Fink K, Khubesrian M, Lyons P, Steiner E, Weismuller D. The changing world of family medicine: the new view from Cheyenne mountain. Ann Fam Med January/February 2014 12:3-5.

  • Lyons, PE. Obstetrics in family medicine: a practical guide for family practitioners. Springer, 2nd edition in preparation, publication pending, 12/2014.

  • Alexander AG, Grant WL, Pedrino KJ, Lyons PE. A prospective multifactorial intervention on subpopulations of predominantly Hispanic children at high risk for obesity. Obesity (2014)22, 249-253.

  • Lyons PE. Five year survival. Letter to the Editor. Fam Med 2012;44(4):275-276.

  • Lyons PE. Gonococcal infections in The Five minute clinical consult 2012 (Domino F, editor) Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia.

  • Lyons PE. Gonococcal infections in The Five minute clinical consult 2011 (Domino F, editor) Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia.

  • Lyons PE. Gonococcal infections in The Five minute clinical consult 2010 (Domino F, editor) Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010.

  • Aronoff SC, Evans B, Fleece D, Lyons P, Kaplan L, Rojas R. Integrating evidence based medicine into undergraduate medical education: combining online instruction with clinical clerkships. Accepted for publication, Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

  • LyonsPE. Gonococcal infections in The Five minute clinical consult 2009 (Domino F, editor), Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2009.

  • Lyons, PE (section editor). Diarrhea. in Signs and symptoms in Family Medicine (Paulman PM, editor).

  • Lyons, PE . Viral gastroenteritis. in Signs and symptoms in Family Medicine (Paulman PM, editor).

  • Lyons, PE . Bacterial and Parasitic infectious diarrhea. in Signs and symptoms in Family Medicine (Paulman PM, editor).

  • Lyons, PE. Malabsorption. in Signs and symptoms in Family Medicine (Paulman PM, editor).

  • Lyons, PE Drug induced diarrhea. in Signs and symptoms in Family Medicine (Paulman PM, editor).

  • Lyons, PE. Disease prevention and health screening. in Manual of Family Practice (Paulman PM editor).

  • Lyons, PE. Human immunodeficiency virus. in Manual of Family Practice (Paulman PM editor).

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