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Cardiogenomics Care Team

James Priest, MD

James Priest, MD, is a physician-scientist who received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his clinical training at the University of Washington and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He cares for individuals with cardiac malformations who require genetic testing or are known to have genetic conditions. He also evaluates and manages children and adolescents who are at risk for familial hyperlipidemia.

Kyla Dunn, MS, LCGC

Kyla Dunn, MS, LCGC, is a cardiovascular genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cardiomyopathies and arrhythmia syndromes, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), long QT syndrome (LQTS), catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). She has experience with postmortem genetic testing following the sudden cardiac death of a young person and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Postmortem Group. She graduated from Yale College in 1993 and worked for over a decade as a science journalist before completing her master’s degree in human genetics and genetic counseling at Stanford School of Medicine in 2011. She joined the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center in 2012 as its first genetic counselor.

Hannah Ison, MS, LCGC

Hannah Ison, MS, LCGC, is a cardiovascular genetic counselor who specializes in congenital heart defects and familial hypercholesterolemia. She graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2014 with a degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. She then attended Indiana University’s genetic counseling program and received her master’s degree in medical and molecular genetics. She joined the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease in 2018 and works as both an adult and pediatric genetic counselor.

Sharon Paige, MD, PhD

Sharon Paige, MD, PhD, moved to Stanford in 2013 for her pediatrics residency and continued as a pediatric cardiology fellow through the Accelerated Research Pathway. Sharon's long-term interests include understanding the genetic contributions to congenital heart disease and developing regenerative medicine therapies for patients of all ages with congenital heart disease.