Euan Ashley

Euan Ashley, MD, PhD, is Associate Dean at Stanford University where he holds the Roger and Joelle Burnell Professorship in Genomics and Precision Health. He is best known for his contributions to the field of medical genomics. At Stanford, he is founding director of the Clinical Genomics Program, the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, and the Catalyst Program for biomedical innovation. Dr. Ashley was awarded the American Heart Association’s Medal of Honor for genomics and precision medicine. He was recognized by the Obama Administration for contributions to Personalized Medicine. He has co-founded five biotechnology companies. His book describing the application of the genome to rare disease, The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them, was released in February 2021. In 2023, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Father to three Americans, in his spare time, he continues his quest to understand American football, plays jazz saxophone, pilots small planes, and conducts research on the health benefits of single malt Scotch whisky.