John G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, serves as president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He has been with AAPA for more than 18 years as a member of the House of Delegates, a member of the Conference Education and Planning Committee and as an AAPA clinical liaison for the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart Attack Alert Program Coordinating Committee. John is an AAPA distinguished fellow.

John is the Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Healthcare Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. John has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for several studies that evaluated diagnostic and therapeutic coronary catheterization procedures and practices. He wrote several articles that were published in Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He received multiple teaching awards and is frequently invited to give speeches in PA medical education.

Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for PAs. It represents a profession of more than 100,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs, and enhances their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.