Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Fellows

Brynn Connor, MD

2nd Year

Dr. Brynn Connor has spent the majority of her life in Southern California, growing up in Los Angeles and obtaining her B.S. in Human Biology from UC San Diego. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine at Georgetown University and stayed at Georgetown for her combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She subsequently returned to the west coast, completing her categorical Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Stanford.  She is thrilled to continue her training at Stanford with an advanced fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. 

Desireé Conrad, MD

1st Year

Desireé Conrad was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia but has lived in various cities throughout her education and training. She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in French Studies with a focus on francophone culture and health. After graduation, she worked for Kaiser Permanente Georgia as a Program Manager in Patient Education and Cancer Outreach. Her work at KP furthered her passion for Population Health and health disparities and encouraged her to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a doctor. She moved to the Midwest for medical school and received her Doctorate of Medicine with a focus in Urban Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After medical school, she migrated to Tulane University where she completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. While at Tulane, Desireé was named Med-Peds Intern of the Year in 2016 and was the Chief Resident of the Med-Peds Program. She also briefly volunteered her time at an NGO in Rwanda prior to the pandemic. After Tulane, Desireé returned to Stanford, where it all started, to complete her categorical Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and served as Chief Fellow. Her research interests include health disparities, and she is a co-investigator on a FDA-funded study investigating the accuracy of pulse oximetry in children with increased skin pigmentation. She is excited to continue at Stanford for ACHD fellowship where she hopes to focus on health disparities among adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease.