Biography: Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc

Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc
  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Dr. Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc is a Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in the Division of Cardiology, where he is holds the Dallas Heart Ball Chair for Heart Disease Research in Women. Dr. McGuire's expertise is in large scale clinical trial design and execution, and drug registration/regulation, with a focus in the area of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


MD-Johns Hopkins 1993 (AOA)
Intern/Resident-UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Cardiology Fellowship-Duke University
Masters in Health Science-Clinical Research-Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. McGuire joined the UTSW faculty August, 2001 where he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Unit, and is Director of the Parkland Hospital and Health System Cardiology clinics. His research focus is the prevention of cardiovascular complications of diabetes with broader interests in global cardiovascular risk reduction strategies. He is actively involved in the leadership of numerous international clinical outcomes trials.

He is senior editor of Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research, associate editor of the American Heart Journal, a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, immediate past Chair of the AHA Diabetes Committee, Co-chair of the ACC Diabetes Education initiative, and a former member of the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and continues as an ad hoc consultant for the FDA.

Dr. McGuire has published over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, editorials and book chapters.