Dr. Michael McGuire Leadership Fund

    Honoring a Life of Service and a Legacy of Leadership

    Michael McGuire, MD was instrumental in the development of excellence through leadership education within the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, believing that promising leaders should be cultivated and trained, not only for the betterment of ASPS and the specialty, but also for the communities and patients they serve.

    About the Fund

    The Dr. Michael McGuire Leadership Fund has been established to honor Dr. McGuire and his tireless commitment to ensuring the highest caliber of leaders would serve in our Society and as esteemed ambassadors of our specialty.




    The Impact

    The Dr. Michael McGuire Leadership Fund will provide financial support for the development of future leaders within the specialty. Funds will be used to advance leadership skills and provide opportunities and experiences for leadership development.

    Donate Today

    Dr. McGuire would be honored that his philosophy of cultivating leaders for the betterment of plastic surgery and the community will live on through your generous contribution. Support The Dr. Michael McGuire Leadership Fund to ensure future leaders of the plastic surgery specialty will confidently lead with an extraordinary level of skill and knowledge.

    About our Colleague, Dr. Michael McGuire (1946-2016)

    ASPS past President Michael McGuire, MD, is widely recognized as having forged a distinguished career as a private practitioner and a leader of organized plastic surgery. He led ASPS as its president in 2009-10 and also served as president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and as a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

    A tireless advocate for the specialty and patient safety, Dr. McGuire battled efforts to expand the scope of plastic surgery procedures to practitioners – physicians and non-physicians alike – who sought to perform cosmetic procedures without core training in the specialty. During his ASPS presidency, Dr. McGuire focused on fighting a 5 percent tax on cosmetic procedures that had been written into an early draft of the health-reform law; he promoted new business models to make the private practice of plastic surgery more viable; and he personally expanded the Society's global footprint. During his presidency, BI-ALCL surfaced as an area of concern. Dr. McGuire quickly helped to establish a united effort between ASPS, The PSF, ASAPS, ASERF and breast implant manufacturers to investigate and track the condition. On several occasions, California officials sought his advice and expertise as they crafted new laws and regulations governing the performance of plastic surgery in the state.

    Dr. McGuire also used his knowledge and personal skills to build bridges beyond the specialty as ASPS representative to the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, while continuing to foster positive relationships among plastic surgery sub-specialty societies in the United States and national societies abroad.

    A graduate of the Columbia University School of Medicine, who completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at UCLA and fellowship training at Stanford University and Canniesburn Hospital in Scotland, Dr. McGuire practiced medicine in Southern California for more than 30 years. He was a clinical professor of plastic surgery at UCLA and the University of Southern California, and he also served for more than 10 years as chief of plastic surgery at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.