Dr. McGonigal grew up in western PA and attended Greenville High School. His undergraduate education took place at The University of Virginia where he graduated with honors as a Biology major. During his underclass years he wrestled, won three ACC titles and was captain of the wrestling team. The Atlantic Coast Conference awarded him with the Excellence in Scholarship and Athletics Award. He remained at UVA for medical school and went to Wake Forest University for his Family Medicine Residency. During his final year, he served as Chief Resident.
He is board certified by The American Academy of Family Practice and the American Board of Geriatrics, and has practiced in the South Hills of Pittsburgh since 1984.
Dr. McGonigal has served on the Medical Staff Executive Committee at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, was Chairman of the Clinical Resource Management Committee, and Chair of the Physician-Nurse Liaison Committee. He has used his clinical, teaching, and business talents to help provide competent, state of the art medicine in hospital settings, home visits, and his private medical practice.
From 2004 through 2009 he received the Top Doc in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine awarded by Pittsburgh Magazine. This highly regarded award is given to physicians by their peers. He has served on numerous community, hospital and health care boards.
In his spare time, he is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.