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Joseph T. McGinn, M.D.,
F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director Heart Institute

Chairman, Department of Surgery 2009 - Present
Staten Island University Hospital
Associate Chair of Surgery 2004 - 2009
Staten Island University Hospital
Medical Director 2000 - Present
The Heart Institute of New York
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery 1991 - 2009

Staten Island University Hospital

Teaching / Scholarly Activities

Currently, as Chairman of Surgery I am responsible for the section of Surgery Education at Staten Island University Hospital. This includes Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Research. I developed a curriculum with SUNY Downstate Medical Center to monitor Medical Student education, faculty development and student oral and written testing. I am directly involved in student lectures and case presentation both at Staten Island University Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

In regards to residents I maintain an ACGME approved general surgery residency including development of curriculum with ACS SCORE program, faculty development and recruiting, weekly ICU rounds, weekly senior resident education rounds. I am also responsible for our senior resident rotation on Thoracic Surgery.

As director of surgery for the SIM Lab at Staten Island University Hospital I currently develop protocols and instruct both students and residents on advanced and basic medical skills

I am currently directing and supervising a growing research section which includes seven staff members, data collection, analysis and reporting. Monthly departmental meeting also enhance our ongoing research projects


Cardiothoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Arrhythmia Surgery


State University of New York Downstate Medical Center 1977 - 1981

College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York

Doctor of Medicine

St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1973 - 1977

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York

- Chief Resident Cardiothoracic Surgery 1987 - 1988

- Resident Cardiothoracic Surgery 1986 - 1987

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York

- Chief Resident General Surgery 1985 - 1986

- Resident General Surgery 1981 - 1985

Awards & Honors

2000- 2014 Best Doctors, New York Magazine
2000-2013 Staten Island University Hospital Excellence
2013 Honorary Police Surgeon, NYPD
2013 St. John Villa Academy Community Award
2009 American Heart Association Excellence in Medicine
2009 Catholic Charities Bishop’s Humanitarian Award
2009 Richmond Medical Society Research Honors


McGinn, J.T. Presentation: Update on Minimally Invasive Surgery at Management of the Cardiac Patient 2010, North Shore University Hospital. October 30, 2010

Ruel, Marc, Chan, Vincent, Lapierre, Harry, McGinn, JT: Minimally Invasive Cardiac

Surgical Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques, Saunders Elsevier; ISBN: 978-1-4160-4065-1, Chapter 6, pages 83-94. Published 2009.

McGinn, J.T. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. STS University Course #10. Multivessel Small Thoracotomy CABG. January 2009

McGinn, J.T. OR Live World Wide Web Audio/Visual Presentation. Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, June 3, 2008.

McGinn, J.T. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. STS University Course #10. The Future of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. March 2008.

McGinn, J.T. DVD Presentation: Minimally Invasive CABG (MICS CABG) Procedure, 2008.

McGinn, J.T. Video Presentation: New Techniques and Instruments Utilized for Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, 2002.

McGinn, J.T. Instructional Training Videos for Surgeons 2006:

- Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

- Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 2001


  • Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Inc.
  • Brooklyn Surgical Society, President
  • Academy of Clinical Research Professionals
  • Academy of Medicine of Richmond
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Admission Committee (1996 - 1999)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
  • New York Surgical Society
  • New York State Medical Society
  • New York State Thoracic Society
  • Richmond County Medical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The New York Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Tri-Borough Surgery Association, Secretary


  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery Critical Care 1993 (#042749), Re-certified 2003 (Diplomat)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 1990 (#4987), Re-certified 2000 Re-certified 2009 (Diplomat)
  • American Board of Surgery 1987 (#32524), Re-certified 1998, Re-certified 2009 (Diplomat)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (Diplomat) 1981 (#253746)
  • American College of Surgeons - Advanced Trauma Life Support 1989
  • American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1985
Joseph T. McGinn, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P.


Department of Surgery
Department Chair
Medical Director Heart Institute


The Heart Institute
501 Seaview Ave
Ste 202
Staten Island, NY 10305






Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM