Anna L. McGuire

Thoracic Surgeon
Degrees / Designations 

M.D., University of Toronto (2006)

F.R.C.S.C., General Surgery, Queens University (2011)

F.R.C.S.C, Thoracic Surgery, University of Ottawa (2013)

Advanced Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Ottawa (2014)

M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology, University of London, UK (2017)

Email Address 
(604) 875-5290
(604) 398-8587
Mailing Address 
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) 2775 Laurel Street, Room 7113 Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. McGuire is an active staff Thoracic Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. Dr. McGuire is a thoracic surgeon and researcher with specialty interests in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgical technology, diseases of the thymus, esophageal function, and other surgical diseases of the chest. Her research focuses on lung cancer including, genomic biomarkers, and thoracic surgical epidemiology.

After graduating from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. McGuire completed her general surgery residency at Queens University, thoracic surgery residency and advanced thoracic surgery fellowship in our nation's capitol at the University of Ottawa, followed by her Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology with the University of London (LSHTM).

Since this time, Dr. McGuire returned home to Vancouver, and 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.


Current Projects 

Circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) for detection of lung cancer in plasma before and after surgery for early stage lung cancer.

Molecular epidemiology of early stage lung cancer in Canada.

Impact of grade of thoracic sugery adverse events on a person's quality of life over time after lung surgery.

Impact of carbohydrate loading enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols in the Thoracic Surgical Population.