Dr. Gerald Maguire is UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR School of Medicine) professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. A world-renowned expert on stuttering, he is a practicing psychiatrist and leads the Kirkup Stuttering Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering — the only center in the world devoted to the medical treatment of stuttering. Dr. Maguire also serves as the Chair of Psychiatry of Riverside University Health System.
Dr. Maguire has brought his unwavering dedication and desire for new discovery to his appointments as professor and as chair. He oversees department operations including hiring faculty, working with the dean’s office, and developing the neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry and pain management clinical service lines. In addition, he provides oversight and leadership of the educational operations in psychiatry including the residency program and medical student education. Dr. Maguire and his faculty have created an ideal for environment following the department mission statement of “Bringing innovative behavioral healthcare to our community today while training the physicians of tomorrow.”
Dr. Maguire received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed a residency in psychiatry at UC Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, California. Dr. Maguire serves on the board of directors of both the National Stuttering Association and the International Stuttering Association. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee in Psychiatry and a member American Medical Association.
In addition to being a specialist on stuttering, Dr. Maguire sees patients regularly in all aspects of psychiatry including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other conditions. He hopes that his work within the department will help shed light on mental illness within the community, decrease the stigmas attached to psychiatric disorders, and provide education, assistance, and treatments for those suffering from such conditions. He wants the community to know there is no need to suffer in silence and to understand that UCR Health is a resource that provides comprehensive neuroscience treatments.