John G. McGinnity

Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment.

Mark Twain

John G. McGinnity

Director and Professor (Clinical), P.A. Studies



Office location

EACPHS, Room 2548


Program Director
Clinical Professor
Physician Assistant Studies
Department of Health Care Sciences

Degrees and Certifications

B.S., Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 1988
M.S., University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, 1994

Positions and Employment

John G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C, is the Program Director and a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. McGinnity has received the Innovations in Health Care Award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2004 and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and 2011. Mr. McGinnity is a Past President of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and is currently Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mr. McGinnity has also served as a member of the National Institutes of Health, National Heart Attack Alert Program, Coordinating Committee.

Among his editorial and peer-reviewer responsibilities, Mr. McGinnity has served on the editorial board of Advance for NPs & PAs and has authored or co-authored over 63 papers, CME courses, monographs, abstracts, and poster presentations. Mr. McGinnity is a frequent speaker at regional and national professional meetings and has delivered over 150 national or regional presentations. His work is published in such journals as the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Advance for Physician Assistants.

Recent Publications

ResearchGate profile

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