Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, MyOme

Dr. Kumar is co-founder of MyOme, a clinical whole genome platform company, where he oversees medical and scientific efforts. Prior to MyOme, Akash trained in science and medicine at the University of Washington and completed his medical genetics residency at Stanford University. His scientific contributions include design and implementation of NGS-based methods with applications in cancer genetics and prenatal testing. He has published ten first-author publications in journals including Nature Medicine, PNAS and Genome Medicine and is a co-inventor on one licensed patent. As a practicing medical geneticist at Stanford, Akash believes that early diagnosis/intervention are essential to improve outcomes for children and families affected with disease.