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Johnathan D. McGinn, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
100 Campus Driv, Entrance 2, Suite 400
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-6822 Fax: 717-531-4907



Patient Services Provided

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Balloon Dilation Sinus Procedures Voice Rehabilitation Surgery Sleep Apnea Surgery Snoring (including injection snoreplasty and Pillar Procedure) Rhinology Show all patient services »

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. John McGinn is a general otolaryngologist, with particular interest and expertise in rhinology and laryngology.  After achieving his Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University at University Park, PA, he pursued his medical school education at the Penn State University College of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate Medical School in Norfolk, VA, and initially entered private practice in the Pittsburgh area for 2 years. Dr. McGinn transitioned back to the academic setting and has been on staff at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center since 2003.  Currently an Associate Professor in Surgery, he also serves as the Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program Director for Penn State, which allows for the combination of his patient care and educational interests.  He serves on several regional and national surgical committees, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. McGinn’s clinical practice focuses on rhinology and laryngology, but he cares for the breadth of general otolaryngologic illnesses.  With the support of a full-time speech pathologist within the Division, he cares for most voice problems, including professional voice.  He strives to integrate technology into his practice, including image guidance for complex sinus surgery and sinonasal tumor resection, balloon dilation techniques in chronic rhinosinusitis, digital videostroboscopy, lasers, and palatal implants for snoring.

Professional Education

Residency, Otolaryngology, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine (2001) M.D., Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (1995)

Research Interests

Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Academic Interests

Surgical Education
Medical Student Education and Mentoring


Ehlers, E, Setabutr, D, Garritano F, Adil, E and McGinn JD.
Pathologic Fracture of the Mandible Secondary to Traumatic Bone Cyst.
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, 2013;6:201-4.
Portela RA, Hootnick J, McGinn J.
Perioperative care in functional endoscopic sinus surgery: a survey study.
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.  Int Forum Allergy Rhinol, 2012; 2:27-33
McGinn JD, Fedok FG.
Techniques in maxillary mandibular fixation.
Oper Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008:117-122.
Cheung E, McGinn JD.
The surgical treatment of bilateral vocal fold impairment.
Oper Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007:144-155.
Scurry WC, McGinn JD.
Operative Tracheostomy.
Oper Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007:85-89.

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America - 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012 Faculty Leader/Mentor in Surgery Award, 2013