About

Dr. Ginns was born in Australia and earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He underwent his internship and residency training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and following this adult cardiology and adult congenital heart disease fellowships at the Prince Charles Hospital also in Brisbane. Subsequently, he came to the United States to pursue an interventional cardiology fellowship at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale - New Haven Health and then adult congenital heart disease fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Prior to joining Austin Heart, from 2017-2020 Dr. Ginns served as Associate Director of Adult Congenital Heart Diseases and Director of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. Before joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Ginns was a full-time faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center specializing in adult congenital heart disease and was Director of their Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program.

Through the years, Dr. Ginns’ research findings have been published in numerous, prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Circulation, The Journal of American College of Cardiology, International Journal of cardiology and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association where he serves on the medical advisory Board, the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Ginns special interests include adult congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiogenetics, pregnancy and heart disease and advanced cardiac imaging including echo, cardiac CT and MRI.

Dr. Ginns is excited to work for the Austin community and deliver excellent care to his patients. He enjoys running, cooking and spending time with his wife and two children.

Education

Medical School
University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia

Internship
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Residency
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Fellowship
Adult cardiology and adult congenital heart disease fellowships, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Certifications & Memberships

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Affiliations

Adult Congenital Heart Association Medical Advisory Board member
International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Gender

Male

Languages Spoken

English

Procedures & Conditions

Conditions

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Angina
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arrythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib)
  • Bradycardia (Low Heart Rate)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Pulmonary (Lung) Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Tachycardia (Rapid Heart Rate)

Procedures

  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Direct Current Cardioversion
  • Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitoring Services
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Specialty

Cardiovascular Disease

Office Locations

Austin Heart
900 W. 38th Street
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 206-3600
Fax: (512) 206-3604

Office Hours

M-F: 8AM - 5PM

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna PPO, EPO, Open Access (Seton Plans Out of Network)
  • Aetna HMO (Not available in Harker Heights and Fredericksburg)
  • ARIA (Travis, Williamson, Hays, and Burnet Counties Only)
  • Assurant Health o Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Select- State Plan
  • Blue Essentials (formerly known as HMO Blue)
  • Blue Premier and Blue Premier Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus, Cigna PPO, Flexcare, Cigna HMO, (Local Plus Out of Network)
  • Coventry/First Health
  • FirstCare PPO/HMO (All Locations)
  • Galaxy Health Network o Great West/Cigna
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care/Interplan Health Group (IHG)
  • Humana HMO Premier, EPO, PPO Open Access Plans o Humana Military
  • Independent Medical Systems (IMS)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan PPO/ Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • PNM Resources (Aetna Tier 2)
  • Scott & White Health Plan (Harker Heights, Marble Falls, and Waco locations)
  • Scott & White Health Plan/Baylor Employee Medical Plan through Cigna Network
  • Tricare Reserve Select (TRS)
  • Tricare Standard o Triwest/VA Choice Veterans Choice Program (VA, Champ VA Out of Network)
  • United Healthcare (Call the number on the ID Card for AARP Plans to verify PAR status)
  • USA Health & Wellness Network o UT Select (BCBS)