Genetic Specialists

Ora Karp Gordon, M.D., MS

Gordon_optDr. Gordon is the medical director of the Providence Center for Clinical Genetics and Genomics, and the Department of Integrative Medicine at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center. She is one of few medical geneticists in the Los Angeles area.

Before joining Providence, Dr. Gordon spent 13 years at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as director of the GenRISK Adult Genetics Program, co-director of the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program and training director for the UCLA Medical Genetics Residency Program. A nationally recognized expert in hereditary cancer, Dr. Gordon is co-author of an award-winning book on understanding and managing breast and ovarian cancer risk, “Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You’re at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer.”

Dr. Gordon’s primary research interests involve the prevention of breast cancer. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials for cancer prevention. Dr. Gordon is board-certified in both internal medicine and medical genetics, and she serves as an associate professor of medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Passionate about a holistic approach to health and disease prevention, Dr. Gordon has also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Kimberly Childers, MS, LCGC

Childers_optKimberly Childers is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor who specializes in cancer genetics. She is the regional manager of the Providence Center for Clinical Genetics and Genomics. Before joining Providence, Childers co-founded the Familial Breast Cancer Program at the University of Illinois Chicago Hospital.

Childers has been an integral part of research studies on hereditary breast cancer syndromes and the psychosocial impact of learning about hereditary cancer risks. Beyond cancer genetics and prevention, Childers is interested in education at the community and health care professional level, with the goal of expanding knowledge of and access to genetic counseling and testing. Childers earned her master’s degree in human genetics and genetic counseling from Stanford University and her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology from the University of California San Diego.

Daiana Bucio, MS, LGC

Daiana Bucio is a licensed genetic counselor with a special interest in working with underserved populations in a hereditary cancer setting. Her research efforts focus on helping to implement and expand genetic and genomic services as well as genetics education throughout Latin America. Prior to joining Providence, Daiana obtained her master’s degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Stanford University School of Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Genomics from the University of California, Davis.

Megan Myers, MS, LCGC

Megan Myers is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor with experience in cancer genetics with specific training in hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes and whole genome sequencing. Before joining Providence, Myers consulted at Human Longevity Inc. and Color Genomics but spent the majority of her career working as a genetic counselor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Myers has participated in publications related to Lynch Syndrome and continues to do research on educational tools regarding genetics and genetic testing. Additionally, Myers is interested in family communication and education of genetic information and helped create Kintalk.org which is an online family communication and educational tool for families with hereditary cancer syndromes. Myers earned her master’s degree in genetic counseling from California State University, Stanislaus and her bachelor’s degree in from University of California, Davis.