EUAN ASHLEY, MD, PHD
Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Roger and Joelle Burnell Professor of Genomics and Precision Health at Stanford University
Dr. Ashley joined our scientific advisory board in 2022. Euan Ashley graduated with first class Honors in Physiology and Medicine from the University of Glasgow. He completed medical residency and a PhD at the University of Oxford before moving to Stanford University where he trained in cardiology and advanced heart failure, joining the faculty in 2006. His group is focused on the science of precision medicine. In 2010, he led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome.
In 2017, Dr. Ashley’s team made the first medical diagnosis using long-read sequencing in a patient with Carney complex whose targeted Sanger sequencing and short-read whole genome sequencing had been unrevealing.
The group now routinely applies genome sequencing to the diagnosis of patients at Stanford hospital where Dr. Ashley directs the Clinical Genome Program and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Ashley has a passion for rare genetic disease and was the first co-chair of the steering committee of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. He was a recipient of the National Innovation Award from the American Heart Association and the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.