John K. McGuire, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. McGuire earned his MD from Northwestern University and trained in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine at Childrens Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago. Prior to joining the group in Seattle, he worked at Washington University in St. Louis.
He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine and is a member of several academic societies including the American Thoracic Society, Society for Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society for Matrix Biology. Dr. McGuire is a member of the University of Washington Center for Lung Biology. His laboratory work is directed at understanding how epithelial responses to acute injury and infection regulate repair and resolution of inflammation. Related projects are focused on elucidating the role of matrix metalloproteinases in viral and bacterial lung infections. These studies receive funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. McGuire serves as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of Appeals Panel for Pediatrics and as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association Research Program and several journals.