Male physician assistant in white medical coat smiling.

Dale T. McKinney, DMSc, PA-C

Trauma & Acute Care Surgery

About This Provider

Dale McKinney, DMSc, PA-C, is with Springfield Clinic’s Trauma & Acute Care Surgery team, seeing patients at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS St. John’s Pavilion. Dale joined Springfield Clinic in 2019.


Dale earned his Doctor of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas.


Prior to joining Springfield Clinic, Dale served in the central Illinois area for nearly 15 years.


“I have always loved hospital-based medicine,” says Dale. “I love to collaborate with other providers, the fast-paced atmosphere and the patients and families I serve.”


Central Illinois is home to Dale, and he is passionate about providing care to his community. “I grew up about forty minutes from Springfield, and all of my family lives close,” he explains.


Most of Dale’s free time is spent managing the coffee company he and his family own together and raising his 16 children.