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Michael B. McGinnis, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Michael B. McGinnis serves as the Executive Director of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, a position he assumed in January 2024. He also holds the additional position of Director of the Navy Medicine Civilian Corps (April 2024).
As Executive Director, he is responsible for the strategic planning, resourcing, and execution of capabilities and programs employed by over 31,000 personnel with a $1 billion budget delivering health services support to the Fleet and Fleet Marine Force. As the Navy’s senior civilian healthcare executive, he is responsible for the development and execution of Navy Medicine’s five-year Campaign Plan aligned to the CNO’s priorities for “America’s Warfighting Navy.”  

Before this assignment, Dr. McGinnis served over 30 years in the U.S. Navy and most recently was the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Surgeon, leading the U.S. military’s health services in support of joint forces operating in the U.S. Indo-Pacific theater. As the Command Surgeon, he led the joint medical staff of service components and sub-unified commands, responsible for the operational medical planning in support of U.S. IndoPacific Command’s mission and operations and the force health protection of 380,000 U.S. military and civilian assigned personnel. 

Previously, Dr. McGinnis served as the U.S. Pacific Fleet Surgeon, delivering mission assurance and force health protection throughout the COVID pandemic and establishing requirements driving Navy Medicine’s direction for expeditionary health services support for the Pacific. He also served as Force Surgeon for U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and as U.S. 6th Fleet Surgeon. He concurrently served as Medical Advisor for Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, directing medical support for 16,500 NATO personnel.  

He has served as Commanding Officer for Naval Health Clinic Annapolis and as Executive Officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. He has served in clinical and physician executive roles in diverse medical settings and environments within the continental U.S., the Pacific, Europe, and deployed as Senior Medical Officer of the USS Nimitz and Carrier Strike Group 11.
Dr. McGinnis was raised in a Navy family and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and his Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina. He is an Aerospace Medicine and Internal Medicine physician, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and a recipient of the ACP Navy Chapter Laureate Award.

Last Updated: 2 May 2024

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