Shayna Svihovec, MS
Instructor, Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

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Graduate School :
  • MS, University of California, Irvine (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2014)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Professional Titles

  • Genetic Counselor

Teaching

  • Instructor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Stewart S, Svihovec S. A delivery service model for genetics: The use of a genetic counselor and nurse practitioner team for diagnosis and care in specific condition populations. Nurs Forum. 2022 Sep;57(5):819-824. PubMed PMID: 35752608
  • Su M, Page S, Haag M, Swisshelm K, Hennerich D, Graw S, LeRoux J, Brzeskiewicz P, Svihovec S, Bao L. Clinical utility and cost-effectiveness analysis of chromosome testing concomitant with chromosomal microarray of patients with constitutional disorders in a U.S. academic medical center. J Genet Couns. 2022 Apr;31(2):364-374. PubMed PMID: 34397147
  • Chen CA, Lattier J, Zhu W, Rosenfeld J, Wang L, Scott TM, Du H, Patel V, Dang A, Magoulas P, Streff H, Sebastian J, Svihovec S, Curry K, Delgado MR, Hanchard NA, Lalani S, Marom R, Madan-Khetarpal S, Saenz M, Dai H, Meng L, Xia F, Bi W, Liu P, Posey JE, Scott DA, Lupski JR, Eng CM, Xiao R, Yuan B. Retrospective analysis of a clinical exome sequencing cohort reveals the mutational spectrum and identifies candidate disease-associated loci for BAFopathies. Genet Med. 2022 Feb;24(2):364-373. PubMed PMID: 34906496
  • Tessadori F, Duran K, Knapp K, Fellner M, Smithson S, Beleza Meireles A, Elting MW, Waisfisz Q, O'Donnell-Luria A, Nowak C, Douglas J, Ronan A, Brunet T, Kotzaeridou U, Svihovec S, Saenz MS, Thiffault I, Del Viso F, Devine P, Rego S, Tenney J, van Haeringen A, Ruivenkamp CAL, Koene S, Robertson SP, Deshpande C, Pfundt R, Verbeek N, van de Kamp JM, Weiss JMM, Ruiz A, Gabau E, Banne E, Pepler A, Bottani A, Laurent S, Guipponi M, Bijlsma E, Bruel AL, Sorlin A, Willis M, Powis Z, Smol T, Vincent-Delorme C, Baralle D, Colin E, Revencu N, Calpena E, Wilkie AOM, Chopra M, Cormier-Daire V, Keren B, Afenjar A, Niceta M, Terracciano A, Specchio N, Tartaglia M, Rio M, Barcia G, Rondeau S, Colson C, Bakkers J, Mace PD, Bicknell LS, van Haaften G. Recurrent de novo missense variants across multiple histone H4 genes underlie a neurodevelopmental syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2022 Apr 7;109(4):750-758. PubMed PMID: 35202563
  • Su M, Page S, Haag M, Swisshelm K, Hennerich D, Graw S, LeRoux J, Brzeskiewicz P, Svihovec S, Bao L. Clinical utility and cost-effectiveness analysis of chromosome testing concomitant with chromosomal microarray of patients with constitutional disorders in a U.S. academic medical center. J Genet Couns. 2021 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34397147
  • Okur V, Chen Z, Vossaert L, Peacock S, Rosenfeld J, Zhao L, Du H, Calamaro E, Gerard A, Zhao S, Kelsay J, Lahr A, Mighton C, Porter HM, Siemon A, Silver J, Svihovec S, Fong CT, Grant CL, Lerner-Ellis J, Manickam K, Madan-Khetarpal S, McCandless SE, Morel CF, Schaefer GB, Berry-Kravis EM, Gates R, Gomez-Ospina N, Qiu G, Zhang TJ, Wu Z, Meng L, Liu P, Scott DA, Lupski JR, Eng CM, Wu N, Yuan B. De novo variants in H3-3A and H3-3B are associated with neurodevelopmental delay, dysmorphic features, and structural brain abnormalities. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Dec 7;6(1):104. doi: 10.1038/s41525-021-00268-8. PMID: 34876591.
  • Okur V, Chen Z, Vossaert L, Peacock S, Rosenfeld J, Zhao L, Du H, Calamaro E, Gerard A, Zhao S, Kelsay J, Lahr A, Mighton C, Porter HM, Siemon A, Silver J, Svihovec S, Fong CT, Grant CL, Lerner-Ellis J, Manickam K, Madan-Khetarpal S, McCandless SE, Morel CF, Schaefer GB, Berry-Kravis EM, Gates R, Gomez-Ospina N, Qiu G, Zhang TJ, Wu Z, Meng L, Liu P, Scott DA, Lupski JR, Eng CM, Wu N, Yuan B. De novo variants in H3-3A and H3-3B are associated with neurodevelopmental delay, dysmorphic features, and structural brain abnormalities. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Dec 7;6(1):104. PubMed PMID: 34876591
  • Schneider KW, Cost NG, Schultz KAP, Svihovec S, Suttman A. Germline predisposition to genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma. Transl Androl Urol. 2020 Oct;9(5):2430-2440. PubMed PMID: 33209717
  • Schneider KW, Cost NG, Schultz KAP, Svihovec S, Suttman A. Germline predisposition to genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma. Transl Androl Urol. 2020 Oct;9(5):2430-2440. PubMed PMID: 33209717
  • Mirzaa GM, Chong JX, Piton A, Popp B, Foss K, Guo H, Harripaul R, Xia K, Scheck J, Aldinger KA, Sajan SA, Tang S, Bonneau D, Beck A, White J, Mahida S, Harris J, Smith-Hicks C, Hoyer J, Zweier C, Reis A, Thiel CT, Jamra RA, Zeid N, Yang A, Farach LS, Walsh L, Payne K, Rohena L, Velinov M, Ziegler A, Schaefer E, Gatinois V, Geneviève D, Simon MEH, Kohler J, Rotenberg J, Wheeler P, Larson A, Ernst ME, Akman CI, Westman R, Blanchet P, Schillaci LA, Vincent-Delorme C, Gripp KW, Mattioli F, Guyader GL, Gerard B, Mathieu-Dramard M, Morin G, Sasanfar R, Ayub M, Vasli N, Yang S, Person R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, van Binsbergen E, Enns GM, Dries AM, Rowe LJ, Tsai ACH, Svihovec S, Friedman J, Agha Z, Qamar R, Rodan LH, Martinez-Agosto J, Ockeloen CW, Vincent M, Sunderland WJ, Bernstein JA, Eichler EE, Vincent JB, Bamshad MJ. De novo and inherited variants in ZNF292 underlie a neurodevelopmental disorder with features of autism spectrum disorder. Genet Med. 2020 Mar;22(3):538-546. PubMed PMID: 31723249
  • Mirzaa GM, Chong JX, Piton A, Popp B, Foss K, Guo H, Harripaul R, Xia K, Scheck J, Aldinger KA, Sajan SA, Tang S, Bonneau D, Beck A, White J, Mahida S, Harris J, Smith-Hicks C, Hoyer J, Zweier C, Reis A, Thiel CT, Jamra RA, Zeid N, Yang A, Farach LS, Walsh L, Payne K, Rohena L, Velinov M, Ziegler A, Schaefer E, Gatinois V, Geneviève D, Simon MEH, Kohler J, Rotenberg J, Wheeler P, Larson A, Ernst ME, Akman CI, Westman R, Blanchet P, Schillaci LA, Vincent-Delorme C, Gripp KW, Mattioli F, Guyader GL, Gerard B, Mathieu-Dramard M, Morin G, Sasanfar R, Ayub M, Vasli N, Yang S, Person R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, van Binsbergen E, Enns GM, Dries AM, Rowe LJ, Tsai ACH, Svihovec S, Friedman J, Agha Z, Qamar R, Rodan LH, Martinez-Agosto J, Ockeloen CW, Vincent M, Sunderland WJ, Bernstein JA, Eichler EE, Vincent JB, Bamshad MJ. De novo and inherited variants in ZNF292 underlie a neurodevelopmental disorder with features of autism spectrum disorder. Genet Med. 2019 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31723249
  • Cyrus, SS, Cohen, ASA, Agbahovbe, R, et al. Rare SUZ12 variants commonly cause an overgrowth phenotype. Am J Med Genet Part C. 2019; 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.31748
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Professional Memberships

  • Shayna Svihovec, MS, CGC
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors, Member
  • Pediatric Special Interest Group, Chair of Education Committee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD), Board Certification

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of California, Irvine (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2014)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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