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William Hannah, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Genetics

Research Interests

Keywords: Primary ciliary dyskinesia, interstitial lung disease, genome-scale sequencing, clinical genetics

William Hannah is a medical geneticist in the UNC Cancer and Adult Genetics Clinic. He has training in clinical genetics and genomics, medical biochemical genetics, and internal medicine.  His research interests involve the complex genetics of pulmonary disease. His research has included the study of genetic causes of primary ciliary dyskinesia. Working with collaborators in pediatric pulmonology, he also studies the application of genomic sequencing to the diagnosis of individuals with childhood interstitial lung disease.

Mentor Training:

  • Bias 101


  • Clinical mentor/supervisor in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics residency program
  • Faculty mentor, Carolina Genetics student organization
  • Co-director of UNC ACMGF Summer Genetics Scholars Program


William Hannah in UNC Genetics News