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PJ McGuire, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, OB Resident Education, Anesthesiology

Contact Information

PJ McGuire, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208051

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States


I am an obstetric-trained clinical anesthesiologist at Yale New Haven Hospital, Assistant Professor with Yale School of Medicine, and Director of OB Anesthesia Resident Education. My career focus is medical education. At my previous institution, I was involved with resident teaching through simulation training sessions and also served as an academic house clinical advisor providing mentorship, support, and guidance to anesthesia residents.

My journey as an educator began in 2001 at UC Berkeley where I taught ethics and political philosophy to incoming freshmen. Through this experience, I began to understand how psychosocial cues — including the implicit and explicit messages that educators convey — can have a profound impact on student performance.

Currently, I am investigating the utility of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in anesthesiology resident training and whether or not they aid in developing improved clinical acumen.

My other clinical interests include developing a protocol to decrease the incidence of maternal birth-related trauma and validating tools to identify women most at risk for postpartum depression.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Resident
    Tufts Medical Center (2019)
  • Intern
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2016)
  • MD
    University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Medicine (2015)
  • BA
    University of California, Berkeley, Psychology (2000)


  • How OB Anesthesiologists Can Improve Resident Education
    Chicago, IL, United States 2023
    University of Chicago, OB Anesthesia Divisional Grand Rounds
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
    Boston, MA, United States 2022
    Tufts Medical Center, Grand Rounds

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Faculty Education Award in Obstetric AnesthesiaBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center2022

Professional Service

Yale School of MedicineYale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience, Clinical Tutor2023 - 2024
Yale School of MedicineProgram Evaluation Committee Chair for the Yale Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship2023 - 2024
YaleMedicine.orgMacmillan, C. “Epidurals During Childbirth: What Women Should Know.” 2023 - Present
Connecticut State Society of AnesthesiologistsParticipant2022 - Present
Society for Education in AnesthesiaCommittee Member2021 - Present
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and PerinatologyMember2019 - Present

Departments & Organizations