Euan A. Ashley

Cardiologist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Born and raised in Scotland, Euan Ashley graduated with 1st class Honors in Physiology and Medicine from the University of Glasgow. He completed medical residency and a PhD in molecular physiology 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 precision medicine. In 2010, he led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome. The paper published in the Lancet was the focus of over 300 news stories, became one of the most cited articles in clinical medicine that year, and was featured in the Genome Exhibition at the Smithsonian in DC. The team extended the approach in 2011 to a family of four and now routinely applies genome sequencing to the diagnosis of patients at Stanford hospital where Dr Ashley directs the Clinical Genome Service and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. In 2013, Dr Ashley was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for his contributions to Personalized Medicine. In 2014, Dr Ashley became co-chair of the steering committee of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Dr Ashley is co-Principal Investigator of the MyHeartCounts study, launched in collaboration with Apple in 2015. Dr Ashley is a recipient of the National Innovation Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. He is a peer reviewer for the NIH and the AHA as well as multiple scientific and medical journals. He is Senior Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics and a member of the Editorial board of Molecular Case Studies. He is co-founder of Personalis Inc, a genome scale genetic diagnostics company founded in 2012 operating now in more than 10 countries around the world. Father to three young Americans, in his ‘spare’ time, he tries to understand American football, plays the saxophone, and conducts research on the health benefits of single malt Scotch whisky.
4.9 out of 5
52 Patient Ratings
5 Patient Comments

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room H2157
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-4363
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Stanford Sports Cardiology

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-7878
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Oxford (1996) UK
  • Internship: University of Glasgow (1997) Scotland
  • Medical Education: University of Glasgow (1996) Scotland
  • Fellowship: University of Oxford (2002) UK
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2006) CA
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, Molecular Cardiology (2002)
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians (UK), Medicine (1999)
  • MB ChB, University of Glasgow, Medicine (1996)
  • BSc (Hons), University of Glasgow, Physiology (1993)

Honors & Awards

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
  • Innovative Research Award, American Heart Association (2008)
  • Faculty Scholar, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation (2009)
  • Career Development Award (K08), National Institutes of Health (2006)
  • Western Affiliates Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2004)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Basic Science Award, Stanford University (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award (Basic), Astra-Zeneca (2003)
  • Young Investigator Award, European Society of Cardiology (2002)
  • Young Investigator Prize in Cardiovascular Medicine, UK Medical Research Society (2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-chair, Steering Committee, NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (2014 - Present)
  • Co-chair, Cardiovascular Working Group, Clinical Genome Resource (Clingen) (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Clinical Genomics Service (2013 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease (2010 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Research Training Program in Myocardial Biology (T32) (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-based Research for Health (2012 - 2015)
  • Leadership committee, AHA Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory (2007 - Present)

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Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

3.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ashley was OUTSTANDING.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very professional & caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Had multiple care providers to unable to answer.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Doctor, nurse and entire support staff are excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Exceptional level of care and knowledge.

4.9 out of 5
52 Patient Ratings
5 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ashley was OUTSTANDING.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very professional & caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Had multiple care providers to unable to answer.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Doctor, nurse and entire support staff are excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Exceptional level of care and knowledge.