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Hereditary Cancer Team

To provide our patients with the finest care, we provide a team of experts:

  • Certified Genetic Counselors
  • Physician Advisor
  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Oncology Social Worker
  • Reimbursement Specialist

Genetics Team

Jeanne Homer, M.S., Genetic Counselor

Jeanne Homer graduated from Smith College and received her Master's degree in genetic counseling from the University of California at Irvine. She is board certified as a genetic counselor. Jeanne has been seeing patients through the Hereditary Cancer Program through Hoag Family Cancer Institute since 2002. Jeanne is licensed in the state of California.

Chelsey Weatherill, M.S., Genetic Counselor

Chelsey Weatherill, M.S. graduated from the University of Alberta with an honors degree in Molecular Genetics. She received her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Chelsey is board certified as a genetic counselor and licensed in the state of California.

Priya Sawla, M.S., Genetic Counselor

Priya Sawla, M.S. graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Human Biology and Society. She received her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Stanislaus in San Francisco. Priya is board certified as a genetic counselor and licensed in the state of California.

Michael J. Demeure, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.C.E., Physician Advisor

Dr. Demeure is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon with special interest in precision medicine - the study and testing of the molecular profiles of tumor cells. He is the Program Director for Precision Medicine at Hoag and an internationally recognized expert in cancer surgery and research, with particular expertise in endocrine, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancers.

Oncology Clinical Social Worker

To connect with an oncology social worker, please call 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).

Reimbursement Specialists

To connect with a reimbursement specialist, please call 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).

A message from the genetic counselor team

We understand that it is a big step to begin thinking about the possibility of hereditary cancer for you and your family. At Hoag, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible throughout this process, by:

  • Being available in person, by phone and via email prior to your appointment to address your concerns and questions
  • Being on time for your appointments
  • Welcoming your (adult) family members to all appointments
  • Treating your personal and family history information with all of the attention and consideration that it deserves
  • Protecting your privacy
  • Serving as a source of information on the latest research and developments in hereditary cancer
  • Being a life-long resource to you (to re-evaluate your information in the event of any changes)