Joseph McGinn, M.D. Chair, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, as the developer of a minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) known as “The McGinn Technique,” Dr. McGinn has helped revolutionize the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Having performed more than 1,000 of these minimally invasive procedures, Dr. McGinn has trained hundreds of surgeons from around the world.
Before coming to Sanger, Dr. McGinn was a founding director of The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital’s (SIUH) Ocean Breeze Campus and chair of the hospital’s Department of Surgery. He has been recognized by the American Heart Association for excellence in medicine and received the Samuel L. Koontz Award for Clinical Excellence. ♦
The Brothers McGinn: Carrying on the Family Tradition
Doctors and brothers, Joseph and Thomas McGinn, come from a highly medical family: their father, uncle, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew all hold prominent roles in health care and the title “Dr. McGinn.” They are third-generation Irish American with both paternal and maternal roots in County Tyrone, the brothers were raised in New York City’s “Irish Riviera” – Breezy Point, where several family members continue to make their homes. The brothers are both enthusiasts of traditional Irish music and closely follow the Irish national rugby team and Gaelic sports.