CMHC Faculty Members

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Darren K. McGuire, MD, MHSc

Dallas, Texas

Darren K. McGuire, MD, MHSc



Dr. Darren K. McGuire is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Division of Cardiology, where he holds the Dallas Heart Ball Chair for Research on Heart Disease in Women. He is the Lead Physician of the Parkland Hospital and Health System Cardiology clinics.

Dr. McGuire’s expertise in large-scale outcomes clinical trial design and execution, and drug regulation focuses on the intersection of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He presently has leadership roles for numerous international cardiovascular clinical trials involving type 2 diabetes, obesity and lipids outcomes.

Education and Training

  • Master of Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Cardiology Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1997
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1996
  • Internal Medicine Internship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1994
  • Medical Degree, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Hendrix College, 1989

Professional Highlights

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System Board of Regents, 2013
  • L. David Hillis Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas Southwestern Cardiology Fellowship Program, 2012
  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award, University of Texas Southwestern Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Odyssey Award in Research, Hendrix College, 2009
  • Deputy Editor, Circulation
  • Senior Editor, Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research
  • Co-Editor, Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
  • Vice Chair, Diabetes Committee, American Heart Association
  • Past Member, Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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