Engaged Leadership and Practical Know-How

Dr. Pat Mcginnis and Colonel Joe Ortega

Dr. Pat with colleague Colonel Joe Ortega.

From Dr. Pat:

I have been an engaged public servant for over two decades. As a veteran of City Council, I’m ready to continue to assist in improving the livelihood of Friendswood. I am a USAF Colonel and currently serve as the Reserve Liaison to the USAF Command Surgeon in Europe. With a quarter century of experience in medicine – I have made a career in caring for the well being of our astronauts and military aviators.  As the Director of Medical Informatics for the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, I apply advances in information technology to reduce health care costs, and improve quality of care.

I know business and the real-world solutions to solving complex problems. I hold an MBA from Georgetown University and have held executive roles at corporations such as Cerner where I was Chief Medical Officer.  I use this acumen to improve quality while reducing cost – the very talent needed at all levels of our government today.

I want to keep our taxes low and our spending in check. It is important to keep our business climate positive while keeping our high quality of life.

An Accomplished Intellect

A passion for learning is a constant thread that runs through his life. During his studies he has attained such degrees as:

      • Doctorate of Medicine – University of Kentucky
      • Masters of Business Administration – Georgetown University
      • Bachelors of Natural Science  – Xavier University
      • Master of Health Informatics – University of Texas

He has held many vital leadership positions and has received numerous honors in his career endeavors. These include:

      • Congressional Fellow to US Senator Conrad Burns – where he provided insight and research assistance on space, science, healthcare and military issues
      • International Health Specialist in the USAF Reserve – providing medical, language and cultural skills to several multinational exercises
      • NASA flight surgeon – providing medical expertise for numerous NASA space missions
      • Flight surgeon with the 147th Fighter Wing, TX Air National Guard, Ellington Field, TX
      • President of the Space Medicine Association
      • Alumni Chair of the University of Texas Houston School of Health Information Science
      • Commercial and Instrument-rated Pilot


United States Navy Blue Angels and Dr. Pat McGinnis, Friendswood City Council

United States Navy Blue Angels