Chairman of the Board. Gerald A Maguire, MD is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at UC Riverside School of Medicine. Dr. Maguire earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1991 and his residency in psychiatry in 1995 from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Maguire is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been recognized by his physician peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2009. Dr. Maguire is a person who stutters himself and has been a member of NSA since 1992. His research on the pharmacologic treatment of stuttering has appeared in numerous scientific journals and he is the author of the book, Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering.