Kandace McGuire, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Kandace P. McGuire, M.D., is the chief of breast surgery and surgical leader of the Breast Health Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center. She joined VCU in September 2017 and will also serve as a professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the VCU School of Medicine.

Most recently, Dr. McGuire was the surgical director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina. Previously, she served in various roles related to breast cancer care at the University of Pittsburgh Magee-Womens Hospital.

McGuire has published more than three dozen scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. She has presented at more than 80 professional and academic conferences, including the Society of Surgical Oncology’s 70th Annual Cancer Symposium.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, serves on several national committees and is a member of many professional associations. She is also actively involved in teaching and mentoring.

She has been married since 2004 and she has a son, born in 2009. In her spare time, McGuire enjoys wine tasting and her family hopes to open a winery in the future. She is also a season ticket holder for University of Richmond men’s basketball and an avid exercise enthusiast with interests in weight lifting, yoga and mixed martial arts.