Kayla Hamilton, MS, CGC

Kayla Hamilton, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor




BS - Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
MS - Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Professional Organizations

  • 2015-present National Society of Genetic Counselors

Research Interests

I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with a passion for helping patients and their families understand and adapt to complex genetic information.

Specific research interests include:

  • Exploring genotype/phenotype correlations for newly discovered cancer predisposition syndromes
  • Understanding the psychosocial impact that growing up with a cancer predisposition syndrome may have on patients and their families and identifying appropriate resources and interventions
  • Examining the impact of cancer surveillance protocols on patient and family life 

Selected Publications

Knight S, VanHouwelingen L, Cervi D, Clay MR, Corkins M, Hines-Dowell S, Hamilton KV, Mostafavi R, Ward J, Furman WL, Murphy AJ. Genitopatellar syndrome and neuroblastoma: The multidisciplinary management of a previously unreported association. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug 7:e27373, 2018. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27373. [Epub ahead of print]

Hamilton KV, Ormond KE, Moscarello T, Bruce JS, Bereknyei Merrell S, Chang KW, Bernstein JA. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768542. doi: 10.1177/1055665618768542. [Epub ahead of print]

Johnson LM, Hamilton KV, Valdez JM, Knapp E, Baker JN, Nichols KE. Ethical considerations surrounding germline next-generation sequencing of children with cancer. Expert Rev Mol Diagn May;17(5):523-534, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/14737159.2017.1316665. Review. PMID: 28399664

Last update: August 2018