Ryan McGinn, MD, MASc, FRCP(C)


  • Stanford Health Care, Epilepsy Fellowship
  • McMaster University, Neurology Residency
  • University of Calgary, M.D. Program
  • University of Toronto, M.A.Sc, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc., Specialist Biological Physics, Math Minor
  • Humber College, B.Mus., Jazz Performance



Florez, C. M., Lukankin, V, Sugumar, S., McGinn, RJ, et al. Hypoglycemia-induced alterations in hippocampal intrinsic rhythms: Decreased inhibition, increased excitation, seizures and spreading depression. Neurobiology of Disease. 82, 213-225 (2015)

Florez CM*, McGinn RJ*, Lukankin V, Marwa I, Sugumar S, Dian J, Hazrati LN, Carlen PL, Zhang L, Valiante TA In vitro recordings of human neocortical oscillations. Cerebral Cortex. 25, 578-597 (2015) *these authors contributed equally to this work

McGinn, RJ & Valiante, TA Phase-amplitude coupling and interlaminar synchrony are correlated in human neocortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 15923–15930 (2014).

Huizinga JD, Chen JH, Fang Zhu Y, Pawelka A, McGinn RJ et al. The origin of segmentation motor activity in the intestine. Nature Communications. 5, 3326-3326 (2014)



  • Chief Resident, McMaster University, Division of Neurology
  • Research/Growth Executive, Student Run Clinic, University of Calgary
  • President, Physics and Astronomy Students’ Union, University of Toronto
  • Mentorship Program Developer, Shantou University Medical School (Shantou, Guangdong, China)



  • Best Resident Teacher (2019/2020)
  • AAN Conference Scholarship (2019)
  • 1st place Oral Presentation, Toronto Western Research Institute Scientific Day (2013)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • Bryan Statt Award, Physics, University of Toronto (2010-2011)



  • Music
  • Camping and Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Meditation