Guy Reed, MD, MS
Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Institute

Guy Reed, MD, MS

Brief Bio

Guy Reed, MD, MS, is an internationally recognized and renowned cardiologist, physician-scientist, educator and health administrator. He is the former dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. As dean, he spearheaded the college’s proud tradition of excellence in advancing medical education, research and clinical care in the state of Arizona and beyond.

Dr. Reed graduated from Columbia University in New York City, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and pre-medical studies, and he earned a master’s degree in mathematical statistics, as well as a medical degree from Stanford University. He completed residency and chief residency in medicine at Yale University. He did clinical and research fellowships in cardiovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard Medical School. His NIH-funded research discoveries led to the development of novel therapeutics. Dr. Reed served in positions of progressive responsibility as a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health. His clinical and research interests led him to the "stroke belt," where he served as Lemuel Diggs professor and chair of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, as well as the interim executive vice president for Methodist LeBonheur HealthCare system.

Dr. Reed has published extensively in the areas of thrombosis and heart failure and holds more than 30 patents. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other extramural sources for nearly 30 years. Through grant support from the NIH, he translated his laboratory research findings into an innovative, clot-dissolving therapy to treat patients with strokes and heart attacks, which is now in clinical trials.