Dr. Patrick J. McGinnis is Director of Medical Informatics at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. In that role, he leads a team of clinical informaticists to drive the adoption of, and enhance the usability and clinical utility of Electronic Health Records. He also is an Adjunct Professor with the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.
Immediately prior to joining Memorial Hermann, Dr. McGinnis was a Physician Executive and Chief Medical Officer with Cerner Corporation. Previously, he was a NASA Flight Surgeon at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There, he provided primary care to NASA astronauts, their families, and medical support for several space missions. He has also served as a Flight Surgeon with the Air National Guard and the USAF Reserve.
Dr. McGinnis has had a career at the intersection of medicine & technology, but always with a focus on the mission at hand. He has broad medical experience across the public sector, private sector, and academia. He is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine, and, in 2013, he became one of the first physicians in the US to become Board Certified in the new subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. In addition, he has served as a Congressional Fellow in the US Senate, gaining tremendous insight to public policy.
He also serves his local community in Friendswood, TX as an elected City Councilmember.