Healthcare and Life Sciences 50

Thomas McGinn/Northwell

Dr. Thomas Gregory McGinn, M.D., M.P.H., has taken a different path from that of his brother, as Northwell Health’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Senior Vice President, and Chair and David J. Greene Professor of the Zucker School of Medicine Department of Medicine. He’s also founding director of the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research (CHIOR), a Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. CHIOR’s team of internationally renowned researchers and rising stars put to work technology, big data, and creative new ways of thinking about healthcare outcomes to measure and improve healthcare delivery. CHIOR draws on the work of experts in healthcare information technology, biostatistics, behavioral and medical economics, and public health, as well the full range of practicing healthcare providers like physicians, nurses, and psychologists. They leverage the unique diversity and size of Northwell’s patient population to learn about the struggles and challenges faced by both patients and healthcare professionals.

An internationally acknowledged authority on evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness research, and medical education, Dr. McGinn has overseen unprecedented expansion of both the scope and size of the department’s research enterprise by focusing on cutting-edge study of healthcare delivery and patient-centered outcomes research. For more than 20 years, he has received extensive federal, state, and foundation support for his work, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and social media programs. He has mentored dozens of junior scientists who have gone on to successful, federally funded research careers.

Most recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded Dr. McGinn a $1.14-million grant for a unique system that cuts down on complications and frustrations faced by frontline providers trying to access personalized clinical information and guidance in the real-time setting of patient encounters.

Tom is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate, completed his residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, and holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. ♦