About Dr. McGuire

Dr. McGuire is a leading Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon.

After receiving his medical degree at Columbia University in New York, Dr. McGuire did his general surgery residency and chief residency at UCLA. A year of basic science research in skin biomechanics at Stanford followed. He then returned to UCLA for his plastic surgery residency, which he completed in 1980. An honorary traveling fellowship in Great Britain included time spent at world famous Canniesburn Hospital in Scotland. He then returned to eventually become Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA. He obtained board certification in 1981 from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He served as President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons in the year 2000. Dr. McGuire is Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and President of Pacific Coast Plastic Surgery Center. He is Past President of the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, the leading surgery center accrediting organization in the United States. In addition, Dr. McGuire was Chair of the Board of Directors of Lumetra, the quality improvement organization for the 4 million Medicare beneficiaries in California. He has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal Society of Medicine in England.

Dr. McGuire is the immediate Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and currently serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been recently elected Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. McGuire has contributed to the development of numerous techniques in cosmetic surgery including one to correct aging changes and achieve a truly natural facelift. Another of his procedures can enhance upper and lower lips without using artificial “filler” materials. He has also contributed to the development of a surgery to eliminate frown lines and lift eyebrows through the upper eyelids,and another to treat male and female baldness with new flaps and micro hair grafts. He was instrumental in the development of an oxygen and amino acid formula to improve postoperative healing following laser skin resurfacing, cutting the down time in half. This amazing treatment is also valuable to increase survival of hair grafts after surgery for hair loss. He is currently assisting in developing the national standards for patient safety, and working to block unqualified doctors from doing cosmetic surgery.

Dr. McGuire has been a Patron of the Los Angeles Opera since its inception, 22 years ago, and is a sponsor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He lives in Santa Monica Canyon, where he is a collector of Asian art and antique Irish crystal.