Kara Timmins PA-C, MS, CHT, RH completed a bachelor’s degree of science in biology and master’s degree in science as a Physician Assistant, both at Le Moyne College in 2007. Since graduating she has worked as a surgical Physician Assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse covering Neurosurgery, Orthopedic and Vascular Surgery services. She worked in Emergency Medicine at Cortland Regional Hospital. She holds certificates in BLS and ACLS.
Kara completed a 4-year Clinical Herbal Therapist (CHT) program in 2006 at Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, Canada with over 500 clinic hours working in clinical herbalism clinics located in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. She previously worked with Dr. Nasri Ghaly at an integrative psychiatric practice in Syracuse, NY specializing in herbal therapeutics, vitamin deficiencies, and lifestyle changes as an integrative approach to emotional and mental health.
Kara offers clinical herbalism to interested students as part of her practice and is a Registered Herbalist (RH) through the American Herbalist Guild. She teaches plant medicine classes to students and healthcare providers at Cornell Health.
Kara created our local Herbal Products at Cornell Health section at the Cornell Health pharmacy in collaboration with a student, local herbal growers, and our lead pharmacist.
Kara enjoys hiking, herb and flower gardening, travelling, dance, and backcountry downhill skiing. She lives in Ithaca with her family and three Australian Shepherds.