Susan Shehayeb, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a licensed board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She has a Master’s of Science degree in genetic counseling from University of California Irvine. Previous to completing her master’s degree, Shehayeb earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular, cell and developmental biology from University of California Los Angeles.
Shehayeb joined the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in 2017, having previously undergone clinical training at City of Hope. She is fluent in Arabic and is in the process of achieving fluency in Spanish.
Shehayeb's clinical role has centered on widening patient access to genetic counseling and testing throughout the City of Hope network as the lead genetic counselor for the City of Hope | South Pasadena site. Her past research investigated lifestyle choices in the context of genetic counseling and genetic testing for cancer risk. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
2017, Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling, University of California Irvine, School of Medicine
2014, Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Los Angeles
2016, Genetic Counseling Intern, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital
2017 - Present, Cancer Risk Counselor, City of Hope