Dr. Michael McGinity smiling for his staff photo.



Michael James McGinity, M.D.

Assistant Professor


Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Fellow, Complex Spinal Surgery (2018 - 2019)

University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Neurosurgery
Resident (2011-2018)

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (August 2007)
M.D. (May 2011)

Undergraduate - Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
History of Science/History of Medicine (August 2003-May 2007)
B.A. (May 2007)


05/2003 – 08/2003

Univeristy of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX Research Assistant, Dr. Robert. O. Williams III, Ph.D.

Conducted experiments with various formulations of enteric polymers to film coat hard gelatin capsules. Researched new techniques to prevent the capsules from dissolving in the acidic pH of the stomach, until reaching the higher pH of the small intestine.

Findings were reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in Nashville, TN in November 2005. [Abstract co-author],

Formulated and analyzed topical creams containing bioadhesive polymers and absorption-enhancing compounds. Tested the stability of the model drug, hydrocortisone, in these cream formulations stored under various conditions


  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete


Dewan, M., McGinity M., Mehta K., Tolman J., Whitt J., Williams III R., McGinity J. (2005, November). Novel Processes for the Enteric Coating of Empty Gelatin Capsules. Poster presented at: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; Nashville, TN. McGinity M., Gallup T., Corneille M.. (2008, September). Physiologic predictors of mortality in elderly trauma patients. Poster presented at: UTHSCSA Annual Medical Student Research Day; San Antonio, TX.