University of California, Riverside


Dr. Gerald A. Maguire, M.D. Dr. Gerald A. Maguire Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Topics: Stuttering

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Card

Tel: (951) 827-4605

Media Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
Tel: (951) 827-6050


Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., joined the UCR School of Medicine in July 2014. As chair of the psychiatry program, he supervises residents in the psychiatry training partnership between the UCR School of Medicine and the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.  He provides direct supervision of the residents in the community psychiatry setting and oversight of the educational program including scheduling and didactics.

Maguire’s research interests include the medical treatments of stuttering and the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s dementia.

Maguire came to UCR from UC Irvine, where he served as a faculty member, training director in psychiatry, and most recently, senior associate dean.

He has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America six times and is well-published in numerous psychiatric journals.

He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and serves on the boards of the National Stuttering Association and International Stuttering Association.

On Stuttering

Stuttering is a disorder that affects 1% of the population and can lead to significant impact on one’s social, occupational and academic function.  Research is revealing that stuttering has a biologic basis and UCR School of Medicine is leading the efforts in developing new treatments to assist those who suffer from this disorder.

On Psychiatry

Maguire can speak on a variety of aspects of psychiatry and major psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette Syndrome.

He cannot comment on the aspects of any specific case, but can speak in general about a subject.