Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Gindi began his academic career studying art history at Vassar College. His transition to the sciences began at Columbia University, where he received an M.S. in human nutrition and a medical degree from Albany Medical College. While at Thomas Jefferson University, he completed his residency-training in emergency medicine.
Gindi has extensive clinical experience in numerous emergency departments and urgent care centers, but the lion's share of his career has been as a teacher. For 22 years he worked at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where he served as Associate Residency Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine. While there, he helped grow the student rotation experience and the residency into one of the largest and most respected in the United States.
Having lectured extensively and been widely published, Gindi is interested in a vast array of clinical subjects. One of his passions is the study of Emergency Medical Ethics, particularly as they apply to physicians' relationships with biomedical companies.
Gindi, the recipient of numerous teaching and mentorship awards, has held academic appointments at multiple U.S. medical schools. Prior to joining NYIT, he served as Dean of Clinical Sciences at Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba. He is board certified in emergency medicine and holds a Fellowship in the American College of Emergency Physicians. In addition, he has written board questions for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
His avocations include rock climbing, downhill skiing, cycling,and poetry.
- M. Gindi (Principal Investigator), S. Sattler, K. Hoos, M. Matei, C. Paulus, D. Yens. Can Venous Blood Gas Samples Replace Arterial Blood Gas Samples for Measurement of Base Excess in Severely Injured Trauma Patients? New York Medical Journal, Sponsored by Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, September 2007.
- M. Gindi (Principle Investigator), P. Oravitz, R. Sexton, M. Shpak, A. Eisenhart, Unreliability of Initial Tetanus Vaccination History
- The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 2005, volume 23, no. 4.
- SB. Blaustein (Principle Investigator), M. Gindi, T. Gaeta, J. Balentine. Central Anticholinergic Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report. Pediatric Emergency Care, August, 1995, volume 11, number 4.
- L. Steinberg (Principle Investigator), T. Balmagiya, M. Gindi, J. Treadway and M. Winnick. Metabolic and Thermoregulatory Effects of Physical Training in Rats. Abstract presented at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biologists, April, 1985.
Honors & Awards
- First Place Emergency Department Winner at St. Barnabas Hospital Research Day for Poster presentation of Understanding the Reasons behind Non-Adherence in Asthma Patients’ Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids, May 21, 2014
- Outstanding Faculty Award - Attending of the Year Award presented by the Emergency Medicine Residents for outstanding contribution to their education, June 2011
- Standard of Excellence Award - acknowledgement of faculty who have repeatedly exhibited excellence in the performance of their responsibilities, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, September 2006
- First Place Oral Abstract Poster Presentation at The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting, October 2002
- First Runner-up, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pathological Conference, Northeast Division, May, 1994.
Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT
- Doctor-Patient Relationship Facilitator
- Case-Based Learning Facilitator
- Approach to the Poisoned Patient and GI Decontamination
- Caustic and Foreign Body Ingestions
- Introduction to Clinical Medicine
- Doctor Patient Continuum Clinical Skills - EKG and Ultrasound Sound Labs
- Center for Global Health - Non-Communicable Diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Unintentional Trauma