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Dr. James McGuckin

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Dr. James McGuckin is a physician, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is currently based in Philadelphia and is The Medical Director of Pennsylvania Vascular Institute.

With a career spanning over three and a half decades, Dr. James McGuckin possesses a wealth of experience in healthcare. Dr. McGuckin is highly regarded for his exceptional patient care and extensive research endeavors. In addition to his medical expertise, he is recognized as a resourceful inventor, entrepreneur, innovator, and the esteemed founder of various ventures. He is likewise passionate about giving back to the world, especially through medical research and discovery.

Dr. James McGuckin completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, earning dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Pre-Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. McGuckin pursued his Doctor of Medicine degree at Hahnemann University Medicine School. However, his thirst for knowledge persisted, leading him to the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

As a dedicated researcher, Dr. James McGuckin has made significant contributions to the field and has been published multiple times. His most recent publication, “The Benefits of Office Based Labs,” appeared in Endovascular Today. His expertise is further evidenced by his other articles, such as “Long-Term Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval” and “Arterio-venous Fistula Maturation.” 

Dr. James McGuckin possesses several medical patents, including innovations such as the Excavator Tool and a Vascular conduit. Of utmost importance to Dr. McGuckin is the area of Critical Limb Salvage, which stands as one of his primary areas of emphasis, second only to providing exceptional patient care. Furthermore, he actively participates as a member of various esteemed professional organizations, such as the American Board of Radiology and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

The Pennsylvania Vascular Institute is dedicated to limb salvage, preserving dialysis access, and providing advanced peripheral arterial interventions. Additionally, they address venous disorders, including the recanalization of central venous occlusion. In his leadership role, Dr. James McGuckin primarily focuses on vascular and interventional radiology, leveraging his expertise in these fields.

Throughout his career, Dr. James McGuckin has undertaken the role of founder in multiple institutions. In 2012, he established the PA Vascular Institute, where he continues to be actively involved. Several years prior, in 2009, Dr. McGuckin founded the Peripheral Vascular Institute of Philadelphia, LLC, which eventually paved the way for establishing the PA Vascular Institute, LLC in 2012. However, Dr. McGuckin’s first venture into founding an organization dates back to 1999 with Rex Medical. He played a pivotal role as a Co-Founder of Rex Medical and currently serves as the Director of Research and Development, maintaining his involvement in shaping its progress.

During his leisure time, Dr. James McGuckin indulges in various active pursuits. He enjoys international surfing and skiing, embracing the thrill of these adventurous sports. Additionally, Dr. McGuckin is an ardent golf enthusiast who deeply appreciates classic cars. It is not uncommon for him to immerse himself in another home restoration project, showcasing his passion for reviving and renovating houses.

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