Dr. Anna McGuire Thoracic Surgeon Vancouver

Dr. Anna McGuire


Thoracic Surgeon, Clinician Scientist, Vancouver General Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia

Dr. McGuire is an Advanced Thoracic Fellowship Trained active staff thoracic surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. Dr. McGuire is a successful researcher with specialty interests in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgical technology (keyhole surgery), diseases of the thymus, esophageal function and other surgical diseases of the chest.

Dr. McGuire‘s current research projects focus on lung cancer including, biomarkers, and thoracic surgical epidemiology.

Dr. McGuire's Education:

After graduating from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. McGuire successfully completed General Surgery Residency at Queens University. This was followed by specialized Thoracic Surgery Residency and then another Advanced Thoracic Surgery Fellowship in our Nation's Capitol at the University of Ottawa within the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The success with advanced fellowship training provided Dr McGuire unique expertise in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest cavity, as well as expertise in endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and esophageal function testing.

A passion to contribute to medical knowledge and the practice of Academic Medicine lead Dr McGuire to complete a formal Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology with the University of London (LSHTM), United Kingdom. 

The Road Home:

A Vancouverite born and raised, after years training, Dr. McGuire was recruited home to provide the ideal combination of tertiary level advanced thoracic surgical expertise and passion for cancer research for the benefit of British Columbians. 

Since this time, Dr. McGuire has been on faculty at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital as a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada board certified Academic Thoracic Surgeon.